Introducing a New OPD based Patient care Approach in Indian Hospitals through Multipurpose Behaviour Therapy Room

Purnima Parashar, Ruchi Sharma, V Suri, Amarjeet Singh


Doctors generally prescribe pills to make people feel better. Social prescribing is a relatively new holistic approach to wellness in which patients are encouraged to fit their lifestyle, interests, and special needs in ways that compliment any pharmaceutical prescriptions. All this become more crucial when we discuss women’s health. Overcrowded Obstetrics and Gynecology OPDs in India compromise the quality of care. Our results after implementation of the Multipurpose Behaviour Therapy Room (MPBT) project at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, proved that many of the problems of women reporting at Gynaecology OPD can be resolved by non-medicinal interventions, e.g., appropriate behavior therapy, exercises and counselling.


Health, Promotion, De-medicalization, women’s Health

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