Institute of Mental Health and Hospital

The Institute of Mental Health and Hospital Agra, previously known as Agra Lunatic Asylum was established in 1859, in British Raj by State government of Uttar Pradesh.[1] The Institute of Mental Health and Hospital spread over a campus of 172.8 acres in Agra in front of Bilochpura Railway Station near Sikendra.[2] The institute is very famous in India for its treatment, research and training on human mental disorder.

Institute of Mental Health and Hospital
Harsh Vardhan standing before a picture of Prof. Dube, a pioneer in psychiatric medicine and former director of Agra's Institute of Mental Health and Hospital at Institute of Mental Health and Hospital.jpg
Academic affiliation
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Websitewww.imhh.org.inn

HistoryEdit

The first asylum in India is founded by British Government in 1745 in Bombay and second in 1784 in Calcutta. Few more asylums are also founded by British Government in 1857 in big cities of India. In 1859, Agra asylum was also founded by British Government. The Institute of Mental Health and Hospital Agra was established in September 1859, and renamed to Mental Hospital Agra in 1925. Previously it was managed under the provisions of Indian Lunacy Act, 1912. Nowadays it is managed under the provisions of Mental Health Act, 1987. In 1994 it was again renamed to Agra Mansik Arogyashala by Honourable Supreme Court of India and made it an autonomous institution which aimed to improve treatment and care of mentally ill persons and provide professional education, training and research on mental health. On 8 February 2001 it again renamed as Institute of Mental Health and Hospital Agra.[3]

Professional CoursesEdit

MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, M.Phil Psychiatric Social Work, Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, Short term training programme in Psychiatry.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Qureshi, Siraj. "Agra mental asylum upgraded to research institute, will offer doctoral degrees in mental health". India Today. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Officials of Agra Mental Hospital knocked on the door of Supreme Court, kept this demand". News Track. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  3. ^ "World Mental Health Day: आगरा में ही क्यों बना पागलखाना, इतिहास जुड़ा है अंग्रेज अधिकारियों से, पढ़िये हैरान करने वाली ये कहानी". Patrika News (in Hindi). Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Professional Courses | Institute of Mental Health & Hospital, Agra, UP (India)". www.imhh.org.in. Retrieved 12 January 2020.

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