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NIMHANS Digital Academy Offers Courses to Healthcare Workers

The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel addressing at the inauguration of the NIMHANS Digital Academy, in New Delhi on June 27, 2018.

The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel addressing at the inauguration of the NIMHANS Digital Academy, in New Delhi on June 27, 2018.

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India’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare J. P. Nadda inaugurated Wednesday the NIMHANS Digital Academy and addressed the first batch of professionals enrolled for undergoing courses in the fields of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Social Work.

Nadda also released the training modules and curricula for various training programmes to be undertaken at the NIMHANS Digital Academy. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, was also present at the event.

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.

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Ministry of Health, through National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru (Institute of National Importance), is initiating programmes for training of healthcare service providers across the country to deliver quality mental healthcare services.

NIMHANS has established infrastructure for starting a Digital Academy to provide large scale training to healthcare service providers like medical officers, psychologists, social workers, and nurses.

The courses for different categories of healthcare providers would be of about 30-hour duration each and spread across a period of three months. These will be digitally delivered to remotely located healthcare providers across the country.

After successful completion of the course and evaluation, the participants will be awarded “Diploma in Community Mental Health” by NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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