Amritsar gets its first mobile deaddiction centre for children

Amritsar: At a time when youths and adults are undergoing rehabilitation in deaddiction centres in Punjab, children too have joined the bandwagon.

In a first, Amritsar has got its first deaddiction centre for children from mobile phones. The centre can accommodate children from as young as six months to 15 years of age.

Dr Jagdeepp Pal is the brain behind the digital detox centre after scores of parents approached him to counsel their children.

"Parents handover their mobile phones to small children so that they let them work. This becomes an addiction later which results in bad and irritating behaviour. There is no medicine to get rid of the mobile phones but a restricted use or no use can improve one's behaviour. The parents can play a big role in the digital detox of their children," Dr Pal said.

Dr Pal was the first doctor to set up a women’s deaddiction centre in Punjab two years ago.

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