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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 5700
ANSWERED ON:  26.07.2019
Mental Health Hospitals
A. Ganeshamurthi
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) the number of mental health hospitals in the country, State/UT-wise;

(b) whether the mental health hospitals are facing financial constraints for want of adequate fund allocation by the Government;

(c) if so, the details thereof indicating the funds allocated and released to the mental health hospitals during each of the last three years and the current year, State/ UT-wise; and

(d) the steps taken by the Government to improve the condition of the mental health hospitals in the country?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a): As per available information, there are 43 Government Mental Health Hospitals in the country, including 40 State run Hospitals and three Central Mental Health Hospitals. The State/UT wise list of mental health Hospitals in the country is at Annexure-I.

(b) to (d): In order to scale up the mental health services and to address the acute shortage of qualified mental health professionals in the country, 25 Institutions have been supported for establishment as Centres of Excellence in the field of Mental Health. The details of funds released to the Institutions supported for establishment as Centres of Excellence under NMHP in the last three years is at Annexure-II. Besides, the three Central Mental Health Institutions viz. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur and Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi have been strengthened for augmenting the human resources in the areas of mental health and to provide quality mental health services in the country. The details of funds allocated to the three Central Mental Health Institutions in the last three years is at Annexure-III.

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