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Cabinet approves establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation at Bhopal

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The Chaired by has approved the establishment of (NIMHR) at as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the aegis of the with Disabilities. The estimated cumulative cost of the project is Rs. 179.54 crore in first three years. This includes non-recurring expenditure of Rs. 128.54 crore and recurring expenditure of Rs. 51 crore.

The has also approved the proposal to create three level posts, which include one post of of the Institute and two posts of Professors.

The main objectives of the NIMHR are to provide to the persons with mental illness, capacity development in the area of mental health rehabilitation, policy framing and advanced research in mental health rehabilitation.

The Institute will have nine Departments/Centres and will conduct 12 courses to offer diploma, certificate, graduate, post graduate, degrees in the area of mental health rehabilitation. Within a span of 5 years, the student intake of the institute in various courses is expected to be over 400.

Government of has allocated 5 acres of land in for setting up of this Institute.

The Institute will be established in three years in two phases. Within two years, the civil and electrical work of the institute will be completed. Simultaneously, during the construction of building, the Institute will run in a suitable rented building in to conduct certificate/diploma courses and also OPD services. Subsequently, the Institute will provide complete set of for persons with mental illness and conduct courses upto Master's degree and

NIMHR will be the first of its kind in the country in the area of mental health rehabilitation. It will serve as an institution of excellence to develop capacity building in the area of mental health rehabilitation and also help the Government to develop models for effective rehabilitation of persons with mental illness.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 17:27 IST