An unconventional method of playing therapeutic music at bedsides of the patients for their speedy recovery and rehabilitation has been adopted by a government hospital in Jamnagar.
This music therapy is being used in the government hospital extensively, by playing Hindi devotional songs from time to time.
According to Ishaqbhai, a patient, the devotional songs that are played in the hospital do wonders to them and they feel that good and positive thoughts enter their mind.The music that is played in the hospital is very beneficial for us. We listen to the music and feel relaxed and forget our pains and sorrows," said Ishaqbhai.
The therapeutic value of the action is overwhelming and the doctors say that after listening to the music, the patients immediately feel better and respond well to the treatment.
According to A H Vyas, superintendent of the hospital, the patients experience a boost in their energy level through the devotional songs that makes them forget their pain for sometime and helps the recovery process.
"Music is good for the patients as well as their relatives who wait for them outside the hospital wards. They don't feel bored and can pass their time by listening to these songs. It also helps in faster recovery of the patients." said A H Vyas.
Hospitalization can cause physical and emotional stress from continuous treatments and tests in unfamiliar environment; hence this music therapy has been introduced to provide the patients a positive way to cope up with their hospitalization.