New Delhi: Jan 21, 2010
The Centre is taking steps to increase the number of mental health care professionals and make their services available at the primary level. The National Mental Health Programme is being re-strategised for the community-based approach, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said. Stressing on the need for addressing the trauma of the victims of natural and human-made disasters, which often go unnoticed and unattended, Mr. Azad said a sum of Rs.1,000 crore had been allocated for mental health services at the primary care level and integrating it into the general health care.
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