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Fortis Malar Hospital celebrated Children’s Day by organizing ‘The Art Therapy program – Dream a Dream’

Chennai, November , 2017, Chennai: Fortis Malar Hospital’s Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences organized ‘The Art Therapy program’ on the eve of Children’s Day celebration today. The event was based on the theme of ‘Dream a Dream’through which the children were given a chance to share their dreams, aspirations and inspirations through their artistic and creative ideas. The event was conducted under expert guidance of Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare Ltd.

The event kick started on a vibrant note, as children visiting the hospital and those admitted in the IPD, eagerly participated in the program. They used varied art material to write, draw and creatively express their vision on a cloud shaped board, which were later displayed on the specially designed Sky Wall made of rainbows. Families and other members were also made to be a part of this exciting event, as they shared their children’s achievements and other positive messages, which were also spread across the colourful wall. The entire premise of Fortis Healthcare was completely transformed into a colourful one, with these children’s dreams reverberating on high positive notes.

Speaking on the event, Dr Samir Parikh said, “In today’s life, children are not immune from the stress of performing. It may have a detrimental impact on the mental health of any child. We must realise that every child is unique in their abilities or interests. It is important that we give them a chance to explore and experience different aspects. Once the child realises his interest, he will not only be happier but also apply his ideas. This will help him evolve his personality ensuring a well round personality. Fortis School Mental Health Program is our special initiative for schools across the country to promote well-being and skills in children”

About Fortis Healthcare Limited: Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 368 diagnostic centres.

About Fortis Malar Hospital : Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.


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