SRINAGAR: A one day workshop on mental health care bill was organised by Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences in collaboration with Behavioral and Neuro Sciences Academy of India (BANAI) on Saturday at Community General Hospital Unit (Psychiatry) GMC Srinagar.
The speakers, Dr Rajesh Nagpal from Delhi and Dr. Naveen C Kumar from NIMHANS Bangalore delivered on the present mental health act and the implications of the upcoming legislation. A critical appraisal of the upcoming act was discussed in detail.
The workshop was attended by faculty members of GMC Srinagar, psychiatrists working at Directorate of Health services Kashmir and the students from Kashmir University.
A leading Psychiatrist of J&K, Prof. Mushtaq A. Margoob chaired the session and stressed on the need to have more such workshops for better understanding of the act.