Chhattisgarh: Persons with mental illness cannot be lodged in police lockups  

Patients suffering from mental illness cannot be lodged in police lock-up or jail. The state government of Chhattisgarh has asked the police to admit a homeless person suffering from mental illness into a hospital or a government-run shelter home. Action will be taken against those who violate the government’s order. With an aim to protect […]

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Mental health: ‘Don’t deny ambulance services to mentally ill patients,’ says health ministry

When you face a medical emergency at home what is the first thing that comes to your mind? You surely decide to call an ambulance. But what if your patient is facing a psychiatric emergency? The people who run the ambulance service usually ask you what type of emergency is the patient is facing. It […]

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Govt is committed to provide the highest possible levels of health to citizens: Anupriya Patel

“The Government is committed to the attainment of highest possible levels of health and well-being for all its citizens and providing “Healthcare for All.” This was stated by Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare at the 15th India Health Summit, an annual flagship event on healthcare, organized by the Confederation of […]

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J P Nadda inaugurates the NIMHANS Digital Academy

J P Nadda inaugurates the NIMHANS Digital Academy

Addressing the participants, Nadda said that the passing of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 brings forth a stronger and more robust legal scaffold and humane and patient-centric rights based approach for mental healthcare in our country. “We have to implement it and we must match speed, skill and scale as has been said by Hon’ble […]

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