Initiatives to Advance Mental Healthcare Nationwide

Under the District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) essential mental health services are made available at the Community Health Centre (CHC) and Primary Health Centre (PHC) levels. These services encompass outpatient care, assessment, counseling, psycho-social interventions, continuing care and support for individuals with severe mental disorders, drug provisions, outreach services, ambulance services, and a 10-bedded in-patient facility at the district level.

Tele-MANAS Cell Inaugurated at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

The operational environment, cultural challenges, and specific stressors related to regional conflicts necessitate a specialized approach to mental health care services in the Armed Forces. In light of this, the Tele-MANAS Cell at the Armed Forces Medical College will address the psychological well-being of armed forces personnel and their families.