The helpline “104” was launched on Wednesday when a third student, T Beauty of Vellore district, committed suicide for fear that she would not be able to clear the NEET. The beauty has been first in the tenth and twelfth class examinations in her village.
Dhanush, 19, of Selim in Arialur district and committed suicide on Sunday morning and Monday evening.
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Divya Rani, a 1-year-old NEET examinee from Kanchipuram, told IANS, “I got a call from the helpline and the counselors gave me a lot of tips not to worry and stay healthy. They told me not to worry about the results and Congratulations on trying to NEET. Several of my classmates also got phone calls and are really happy with the government’s initiative. ”
State Health Minister Maa Subramanian has launched a stress management counseling service for TN students coming to NEET. The service was launched at the 104 Helpline Center on the DMS campus in Chennai after three students committed suicide for fear of failing at NEET.
“The health department has collected the details of all the 1.2 lakh students in the state who have taken NEET and the counselors will talk to them directly. Students will be made aware that exams are not everything and they can write exams again and be successful,” Ma Subramanian told IANS.
The minister said the entire 1.2 lakh students in the state would be covered in 10 to 15 days.
Health department officials said the students were categorized by district and their numbers were shared with the concerned district level officials. 333 counselors from district battle rooms, government medical colleges and headquarters hospitals across the state will contact the students and talk to them for at least five minutes after obtaining their permission.
A counselor at the Helpline Center in Chennai told IANS, “We spoke to a large number of students and about per cent of them said they had lost results. We reassured them and told them that if they did not qualify, they would get another chance and a career.” There are other options. ”
According to the “104” helpline counselor, many students said they feared their parents would be dissatisfied with their performance and so they were worried.
Sundarmanikyam, 48, an employee of a private company in Santhome, Chennai, told IANS, “My daughter received a call from the helpline and half of her stress was cut off. It is much better than we expected and thanks to the state health department and the chief minister, my daughter is back to normal.” There is a little bit of stress left in him and I think it will become clearer after further interaction with him. ”
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