BENGALURU: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday floated the idea of incorporating the role of Indian traditions in maintaining good mental health in the medical curriculum and urged the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) to study the issue in depth. requested so as to enable The government takes decisions and makes policy.
Speaking at an event organized by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological, he said, “We need to understand the traditional way of treating mental problems. I am wondering whether we can incorporate our traditions in maintaining good mental health in our curriculum. role may be involved. Science on the occasion of World Mental Health Day (NIMHANS).
Mandaviya said experts should study the traditional family structure, which, he claims, automatically cures mental problems.
The minister told the gathering, “All our festivals were part of mental healing. Our gatherings on religious and social events, our morning and evening prayers and our aarti are all related to our mental health. These traditions used to cure mental problems. ” .
Stating that the role of an educational institution is very important, he added that NIMHANS should study the issue deeply and find solutions so that the government can take decisions and formulate policies.
Mandaviya also said that NIMHANS should give research work to its students and not just limit them to studying books and passing the exams.
He lamented that the country could not get what it should have from the current education system.
“The country has high expectations from the institutions, its faculty and researchers because these alone can be the basis of the country’s development and its future. Modi ji has laid emphasis on research. We want your work to be nation centric.” Mandaviya said.
Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and National Health Minister Director Vikas Sheel also addressed the gathering.