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Develop cadre for mental healthcare: National Institute of Disaster Management

Deccan Herald | 24/08/2021 09:30 AM | Click to read full article

Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on mental health and there was an urgent need to develop a cadre of trained psycho-social support providers, the National Institute of Disaster Managment (NIDM) said in a report.

The report, which was submitted to the Prime Minister's Office, said there was a shortage of mental health professionals for addressing the mental health crisis unfolding in the country on account of the pandemic. It recommended completing the mental health pyramid.