Karnataka Well being Minister Okay Sudhakar on Friday inaugurated the ‘Mind Well being Clinic’, mentioned to be a first-of-its-kind initiative in the whole nation.

The Mind Well being Clinic will function nodal centres to diagnose, deal with, refer and follow-up sufferers with frequent neurological problems and be certain that they obtain multi-disciplinary care, together with counselling, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and incapacity advantages.

The BHC has been arrange below the Karnataka Mind Well being Initiative (KaBHI) at Bengaluru’s Jayanagara authorities hospital right here.

The Minister on the ‘World Mind Day-2022’ occasion organized at NIMHANS, acknowledged that remedy for psychological well being might be obtainable on the 243 ‘Namma’ clinics that might be began in Bengaluru.

Noting that the principle focus of the KaBHI initiative is to coach PHC medical doctors to diagnose and supply main look after mind and psychological well being points together with stroke, epilepsy, parkinson’s, mind tumor and dementia, Sudhakar mentioned the initiative focuses on coaching ASHA employees to display screen individuals for such psychological well being points which tremendously will increase pace of analysis and remedy, probably providing a whole remedy to a few of these ailments.

KaBHI is the primary of its form initiative in India with the target to advertise mind well being locally from PHCs to secondary degree district hospitals and NIMHANS on the tertiary degree, a launch from the Minister’s workplace mentioned.

“Medical doctors working in most rural PHCs are MBBS medical doctors and lack expertise and information to diagnose psychological well being points. With the assistance of NIMHANS, we’ve skilled 100 such PHC medical doctors to make psychological well being remedy extra accessible at main and secondary ranges,” he mentioned.

With this, individuals from far off locations needn’t come all the way in which to NIMHANS until there’s want for tertiary care, he mentioned, including that ”this will even permit quick analysis which ends up in higher remedy which in flip can probably lead to an entire remedy.” The Minister additionally acknowledged that the union authorities was on its method to announce a brand new ‘Tele-Manas’ initiative which relies on ‘E-Manas’, a platform pioneered by Karnataka.

E-Manas is a web-based platform the place sufferers, psychological well being professionals and psychological well being institutions may register which can tremendously enhance entry to psychological well being. A complete of 153 psychological well being institutions, 259 psychological well being professionals and 9,030 sufferers have registered on E-Manas.

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