Army to Recruit 400 Psychiatrists to Combat Stress

The army plans to recruit 400 psychiatrists to cope with stress within its ranks that has led to an increase in fratricidal killings and suicides.

“We have sent a proposal for recruiting 400 psychiatrists of officer rank so that senior officers can also approach them,” Vice Admiral V K Singh, Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Service, told reporters here today on the eve of the Army Medical Corps’ Foundation Day.

Asked about an increase in suicides among army personnel, Singh agreed that the “suicides were linked to stress” but said the “morale of army officers is high”.

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