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Govt – Welfare oriented Govt schemes, their utility

Govt – Welfare oriented Govt schemes, their utility Mental health helpline receives 20k calls in two months The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB) reported that Tele Mental Health Assistance and Networking Across States (MANAS) toll free 24/7 number (14416) received over 20,000 calls since its launch. The Top five States/UTs from where maximum number of calls were received are Tamil Nadu - 3,631 Maharashtra - 2,125 Madhya Pradesh - 1,892 Jammu and Kashmir - 1,338 Telangana - 1,056 About Tele - MANAS An initiative of the Health Ministry. Launched on October 10 on World Mental Health Day. The initiative aims to open at least one Tele-MANAS cell in each State/U.T. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) was appointed as the nodal center for the helpline IIITB has been providing technical support for the initiative. It is based on the Karnataka government’s e-Manas service, which was launched during the first wave of COVID-19.