India's LARGEST EVER political poll. Have you participated yet?
  • search
By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : January 02, 2018, 08:12
Duration : 04:05

India Facing Possible Mental Health Epidemic Says President Kovind

Cautioning that the country might be facing a mental health epidemic, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday voiced his concerns over the shortage of professionals to combat the situation and said the gap needs to be addressed on priority. Delivering the 22nd convocation address at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengluru, the President pointed out that there were just about 5,000 psychiatrists and less than 2,000 clinical psychologists in India while nearly 10% of Indians had one or the other mental health problem.In the light of the recent spike in mindless violence and anger coming in from different parts of the country, facilities which can diagnose and treat these issues would surely be welcome.

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Subscribe to Oneindia News YouTube Channel for latest- exclusive news and video
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.