Bihar: District Mental Health Programe (DMHP)
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
Strengthen the Capacity to provide quality care in Mental health in 11 districts of Bihar by digitally connecting with NIMHANS
Accreditation and Certification of the medical officers and Counsellors under DMHP
Training of Non-specialist doctors to initiate DMHP
Training of psychologists and Social workers under DMHP
In a span of a year, NIMHANS could provide training, hand-holding, mentoring the non-specialist medical officers, Counsellors and successfully initiating the DMHP (District Mental Health Programme) in 11 districts of Bihar and now planning to expand it to other districts of Bihar. Before initiating this training there were psychiatrists available only in Government Medical Colleges where all the people with mental illness has to be referred. Currently, each DMHP medical officers, psychologist and Counsellors are digitally connected to NIMHANS specialist team for continued hand-holding. Patient need not visit psychiatrists by travelling to far off places to get the care. The necessary medications to treat mental illness has been made available in these centres. There is increased access to care for mentally ill people in their own district hospitals.
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