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Centre gives go-ahead to National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation

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The Government on Wednesday gave nod to establish National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore district.

An official statement said NIMHR will be the first of its kind in the country in the area of mental health rehabilitation.

“The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved, in partial modification of the earlier decision taken on 16.05.2018, the establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in Sehore District (Bhopal-Sehore highway) instead of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh,” the statement said.

NIMHR will serve as an institution of excellence for capacity building in human resource and research in the area of mental health rehabilitation, it said.

The institute will also serve as recommending body suggesting models/protocols for effective rehabilitation of persons with mental illness.

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