Parvati Devi

Shrimati Parvati Devi (name changed) is about 33 years old. She is physically fit, with a medium height and a fair complexion. Ram Pujan Yadav is her husband’s name. They have two children and the family is from Ambedkarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh.

Parvati Devi’s mental problems started at a very young age. She received medical treatment locally and maintained a normal life. Meanwhile, she got married and had children. As the days progressed her mental problems relapsed after 6 years of the marriage. As stated by her she discontinued taking medicines due to the paucity of resources and the wandering tendency, as a result, had returned.

One day she left home; reached the local Railway station and boarded a train. The train subsequently brought Parvati to Kolkata. She was found loitering in the streets aimlessly; the Kolkata Police rescued her and got Parvati admitted in Calcutta Pavlov Hospital. She was at the late stage of her pregnancy and delivered a baby boy at National Medical College Hospital. She remained in Pavlov Hospital but her child was relocated in All Bengal Women’s Union, Elliot Road, Kolkata. Parvati Devi was brought to Paripurnata Halfway Home on 07th July 2015 for rehabilitation. She, during her stay at Paripurnata, had undergone a time bound psychosocial rehabilitation program. Parvati responded well to medical treatment & therapies and actively participated in housekeeping and other activities.

It is well mentioning that Parvati was able to tell us her husband’s name and details of family members. She also informed us the name of her village, nearby areas and the district town. The Psychologist of Paripurnata searched the internet and identified nearby Police station of that area. She made phone calls and informed the Police about Parvati Devi. The station in-Charge was very cooperative. He, within a week, traced the village and Parvati’s husband as well. We requested the Officer In-charge to provide our phone number to Parvati’s husband.

Shri Ram Pujan Yadav, Parvati’s husband called Paripurnata well soon and talked to his wife. We also interacted with him. He, as per our suggestion, visited Paripurnata and it was his first visit to Kolkata. He was very happy meeting his wife after a long time. Shri Ram Pujan subsequently made several visits to Paripurnata and we together finalised November 16th, 2015 as the date to release Parvati from Paripurnata.

Shri Ram Pujan reached Paripurnata on the penultimate day. The team comprising Shri Ram Pujan, Parvati and the Psychologist met All Bengal Women’s Union Authority on 18th. November 2015. The ABWU authority preferred contacting CWC UP before handing over Parvati’s child to the family. Parvati Devi finally left Paripurnata Halfway Home on 18th November 2015 with her husband. We, as per her phone calls, understand that the family is doing well.

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