Haryana Health Department signs MoU with PGIMER Chandigarh to strengthen Mental Health in the State


Chandigarh:Haryana Health Department on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PGIMER Chandigarh to strengthen Mental Health and De-addiction Services in the State.
Health Minister, Anil Vij informed that the Health Department has collaborated with Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER , Chandigarh to establish a Tele Mental Health Clinics and strengthen the Mental Health and De – addiction Services in the State. Initially, the Tele Mental Health Clinic will be started as a Hub and Spoke Model in Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt.
Vij further informed that doctors from Psychiatry Deptt PGI (Hub) will run additional OPD services once a week , impart psychiatry training to doctors and also provide Tele Consultation Services for patients with mental disorders who are difficult to diagnose and treat in the Civil Hospital (Spoke) . In future , online training of doctors of other districts will also be started and more such tele Mental Health Clinics will be established all over the State in a phased manner.
The MoU has been signed between Dr. Veena Singh ,DGHS , Haryana and Dr. Debashish Basu , HOD Psychiatry on behalf of Director, PGIMER , Chandigarh . The MoU will be valid for five years, informed Vij.

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