The project was first rolled out in GTB hospital (/search?query=hospital) by Health Minister Satyender Jain on January 17, 2019 in GTB hospital (/search? query=hospital). ‘Happiness Therapy (/search?query=Happiness Therapy)’ encompasses the use of experiential techniques such as dance, songs, yoga, meditation and laughter to enable holistic and speedy recovery. The new hospital (/search?query=hospital)s that have implemented the therapy
project are Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS), Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Dr Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan and Rao Tula Ram Memorial Hospital.
One of the five hospital (/search?query=hospital)s, MAIDS is spreading awareness on pertinent issues such as harms of tobacco amongst the waiting patients using the mediums of dance and nukkad natak. A participant in the activity Khushal, a college-going student, said: “It was a great experience performing. It gave us the opportunity to dwell in co-curricular activity and it was great to see the smile on the patients’ faces.” Director-Principal of MAIDS, Dr Mahesh Verma said: “Happiness has a lot of healing potential. If one is happy, the merriment increases the treatment effects. For a doctor to treat the patient effectively, the intrinsic happiness of both doctor and
patient is important.” “While treatment takes its own course, the happiness brings about synergy which
complements the effects of the treatment. Ultimately, it is a win-win for patients and doctors alike,” – Aninews