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Tele-MANAS initiative launched on World Mental Health Day

Published on October 10, 2022
Current Context: T.C. Gehlot, Governor of Karnataka has virtually launched the Tele Mental Health Assistance and Networking across States (Tele-MANAS).
Tele-MANAS initiative launched on World Mental Health Day
  • It intends to offer 24/7 tele-mental health services throughout India free of cost.
  • It focuses on individuals living in remote or underserved areas.
  • It is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&W).
  • It will be divided into two tiers. The First will consist of cells including trained counselors and mental health specialists.
  • The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) will serve as its nodal organization.
  • It has been launched in over 16 states of the country.
  • Static part: In the union budget of 2022-23, the government of India announced the National elemental health program addressing the health crisis. These steps are taken under the same initiative.

Question:

Q.1 Where is the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences situated?
a. Chennai
b. Ahmedabad
c. Hyderabad
d. Bengaluru
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