Counselling for parents

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 29:

The Centre for Victims of Torture (CVICT) Nepal is going to provide physical and mental counselling services to the elderly parents of people, who have been killed or are .

"The basic treatment and psychological counselling will be provided to the parents of the people who have been killed or have gone missing," says a release issued today. "The service is targeted towards the parents over the age of 65."

The organisation has appealed to all the elderly homes in the country to provide information about such people. The programme is scheduled to start in a week with support from a Japanese organisation.

"While the treatment will be provided for free, the organisation will also provide them with the travel expenditure," says the release. CVICT has been providing psychological counselling to children affected by the conflict in 22 districts through local organisations, with support from Save the Children Norway.