The health helpline ‘104’ was flooded with calls from Class 12 students seeking assistance to overcome fear, anxiety, stress on Friday, after the exam results were released.
He added that most of the callers were students who secured pass marks but could not score the marks they expected. “Many would fall into depression if they fail to score the marks needed to get medical or engineering seats. Students should understand that there are many other better courses.”
Explaining the follow-up action to be taken by the counsellors, Sivagurunathan said that they are managing a database on the details of the students and they will be called every day if they need more counselling.
Apart from special arrangements on Friday, ‘104’ had roped in extra manpower during December and January, when the students would face stress and depression while preparing for the exam.
“The additional counsellors will work till the number of calls subsides. We will also make such a similar arrangement for Class 10 results, too,” Sivagurunathan added.