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ICMR plans to launch national registry of serious psychiatric illnesses

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to launch a national registry of serious psychiatric problems. The plan is expected to be discussed in detail with the ICMR national board soon.

“There’s a need for a registry of serious psychiatric problems seen in psychiatry departments of various hospitals. A registry will ensure international comparisons and facilitate cohort development,” said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, director general, ICMR.

According to estimates by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India has more than 7 crore people with mental health problems. The average suicide rate in India is 10.9 every lakh people.

India has 43 government mental hospitals and about 3,500 psychiatrists for a population of 1.2 billion, reports DNA.

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