The Government has supported the establishment of 23 Centers of Excellence under the National Mental Health Program (NMHP) since initiation of Scheme, out of which 12 Centers of Excellence are sanctioned during the last three years. Details are given below:

State-wise list of 12 Centers of Excellence established during the last three years

S.No.

State/UT

Name of the Institute

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior Mansik Arogyashala, Gwalior

  1.  

MGM Medical College, Indore

  1.  

Delhi

Dr. RML Hospital, Delhi

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College, Kangra, Tanda

  1.  

Rajasthan

S.P. Medical College, Bikaner

  1.  

SMS Medical College, Jaipur

  1.  

Karnataka

Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences

  1.  

Goa

Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour, Bambolim

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

King George Medical University, Lucknow

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

Hospital for Mental Care, Vishakhapatnam

  1.  

West Bengal

Department of Psychiatry, Calcutta Medical College

  1.  

Punjab

Institute of Mental Health, Amritsar

To address the acute shortage of qualified mental health professionals in the country, the Central Government, under the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) is providing support for implementation of manpower development schemes by States/UTs for establishment of Centers of Excellence and strengthening/ establishment of Post Graduate (PG) Departments in mental health specialties.

Till date, support has been provided for establishment of 23 Centers of Excellence and strengthening/ establishment of 46 Post Graduate (PG) Departments in mental health specialties in the country. These schemes have resulted in increasing the availability of additional Human Resources in the field of mental health.

 

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Smt Anupriya Patel stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. – Medical Buyer Bureau 


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