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Triple burden of mental disorders a major concern: Union Health Minister JP Nadda

Prime News, Karnataka, National, Health, Bengaluru, December 30:- Concerned over the inadequacy of treatment to mental disorders in the country the Centre has increased more than three fold the number of districts which had District Mental Health Programme, Union Health Minister J P Nadda has said.

Speaking at the 22nd Convocation of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) here on Saturday, he said this the incidence of mental disorder was was not uniform across the states. The National Mental Health Survey has underscored that there is the triple burden of mental disorders which the need to address immediately he said and expressed happiness over NIMHANS being a strong and reliable partner in this endeavour.

‘To deliver mental health care services across the country in assured manner, we recognise that monitoring is a weak link. With NIMHANS being in the Monitoring Task Force, we are very confident that we will be able to nurture the programme better,’ he said.

-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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