District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) under NMHP is a national programme implemented under the flexi pool of NCD within the overall umbrella of NHM. In Nagaland DMHP was launched in 2016-17 with the following objectives as per GOI Guidelines

Structure of the Program:-

                National Mental Health Program(NMHP) under the Directorate of  Health & Family Welfare is being implemented in the State with the following set up:

  1. State Level: 1(NONE) SPO under Directorate of Health & Family Welfare.
  2. District Level: 1(ONE) Psychiatrist or Trained MO as Nodal Officer for each DMHP.

Following are the present set up under NMHP catering to the needs of the people particularly with mental disorder/illness.

  District

Helpline No.

Dimapur (District Hospital Dimapur) functioning since 2016-17.

9774780330

Mokokchung(District Hospital Mokokchung) functioning since 2016-17.

8119074577

Kohima(NHAK) functioning since 2017-18.

9402079798

Phek(District Hospital Phek) functioning since 2018-19.

6009541233

Longleng(District Hospital Longleng) functioning since 2018-19.

6009109696

Aims and Objective:-

(a)To provide mental health services including prevention, promotion and long term continuing care at different levels of district healthcare delivery system.

(b)To augment institutional capacity in terms of infrastructure, equipment and human resource for mental healthcare.

(c)To promote community awareness and participation in delivery of mental health services.

(d)To broad-base Mental Health into other related programmes.

Services available:-

            To promote community participation in the mental health services, treatment of common mental illnesses and availability of all the essential drugs are providing free of cost in all the functioning DMHPs.

Activities/ Performance of the last 5yrs.

Sl. No

Category

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Total

1

Training

Psychiatrist/MOs

77

30

29

0

 

Covid-19 awareness on mental health

136

Nurses

16

102

54

0

172

Psychologist, Social Worker, School teachers/ NGO trained

 

85

 

7

 

8

 

0

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEC

Advertisement in newspapers, Hoardings, Wall paintings

 

27

 

1

 

16

 

2

Free counselling service 24X7

 

46

No. of patients examined during Outreach camp

 

80

 

99

 

244

 

0

Distributed pamphlet (Stigma & Covid-19 and mental health & wellness during Covid-19 pandemic) to various quarantine centre

 

423

Awareness in churches, schools & Colleges

 

 

86

 

 

90

 

 

148

 

 

4

 

 

328

Interpersonal Communications (Meetings with the family members)

371

460

923

539

Awareness of mental health during pandemic in All India Radio.

2293

3

Services

OPD

165

515

1154

784

132

2618

IPD-Patients admitted

151

45

416

305

0

917

Follow-up cases

946

1429

1876

1198

381

5449

Way forward:-

Create awareness generation activities on social stigma associated with mental disorders, suicide prevention, other mental illness etc through training, interpersonal communication, IEC, schools & churches visits, outreach activities etc.

State Mental Health Institute

The  State Mental Health Institute Kohima (SMHIK) previously called Mental Hospital Kohima has been so named in order to help remove the stigma attached to the word Mental Hospital and thus able to render to the needs in a greater and better ways. It is also called Institute because of its academic services undergoing since several years.

Apart from regular OPD, IPD, MLC & Emergency services we have regular academic teaching classes in batch wise for the nursing students from (1) Naga Hospital Authority Kohima, (2) CIHSR Dimapur and (3) IMDH Mokokchung. We are also providing field work/ internship opportunities for Master of Psychology & Master of Social Work students from different universities in India.

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