The Minister of State for AYUSH, Hon’ble
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the of the
National Homeopathic Research Institute in Mental
Health by lighting the traditional lamp Smt.K.K.Shailaja
Teacher, Minister of Health, Kerala was the Chief
guest and Shri Kodikunnil Suresh, MP Mavelikkara
constituency presided over the function.
the event Hon’ble Minister said “Result
oriented research was needed for Institution like
NHRIMH to emerge as a leading players in the field
not just in India but at the international level.
“Research is the key focus of this national
Institute which is essential to integrate it into
the National mainstream Institute for Mental Health.”
MLA from Changanassery, Dr. M.K.C.Nair, Vice Chancellor,
Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur,
Shri.P.N.Ranjit Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry
of AYUSH, Dr. R. K. Manchanda, Director General,
CCRH and Dr.K.R.Janardanan Nair, officer incharge
NHRIMH and other dignitaries graced the occasion.
Govt. of Kerala has allotted 7.58 acres of land
to the CRI (H), Kottayam for the development of
NHRIMH. Apart from this, 1.78 acres of land has
been provided by the State Govt. to this Institute
earlier wherein the existing Hospital building
is constructed. When the NHRIMH is developed it
needs an academic block, research block, documentation
& archive section, hostels, residential accommodation
etc. As on now a total of land available is 9.37
acres with a constructed area of 7527 sq. Ft.
AYUSH Ministry has granted approval to start PG
and Ph.D programmes in Homoeopathy and paramedical
courses at this Institute. MD programmes in two
streams (Psychiatry and Practice of Medicine)
has been sanctioned and 10 seats each being allotted
by the Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur.
Efforts are on to commence the courses during
this academic year itself. In order to meet the
requirement, new academic block, hostels, expansion
of hospital, clinical laboratories are proposed.
More teaching and non- teaching staff are also
expected to join here.Once fully developed, this
shall be a centre of excellence in Mental Health