The Central Homoeopathic Research Institute at Kurichy near here has been upgraded as National Homoeopathic Research Institute for Mental Health (NHRIMH), Kodikkunnil Suresh MP has said. This institution will be only national level research institute in homoeopathy for psychiatry, he said.
With the upgradation of the institute, the Ayush Ministry, under which it is functioning, has sanctioned postgraduate programmes and paramedical progammes. Both the Central and State governments have given the NOC for these programmes. According to him, MD programme will have two streams, one in psychiatry and other in practice medicine. These programmes will commence during the 2017-18 academic year itself and the Kerala University of Health Sciences has sanctioned 10 seats each. The NHRIMH will be formally inaugurated in the last week of May, he said.