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Cabinet approves mental health institute in Bhopal

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday approved the establishment of the National Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in

The institute will be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, and will work as an entity under the with Disabilities.

The Cabinet also approved a proposal to create three Joint Secretary-level posts, including one post of and two posts of Professors.

The three-year budget for the institute includes non-recurring expenses of Rs 128.54 crore and recurring expenditure of Rs 51 crore.

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

The institute will conduct 12 courses that offer diploma, certificate, graduate, postgraduate, M.Phil degrees in the area of mental health rehabilitation. It is expected to take in 400 candidates in five years.

has allocated five acres of land in for the institute, which will be established in three years in two phases.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 18:42 IST