K. Dasan, MLA, launched the Community Mental Health Programme of the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS) at Panthalayani block panchayat on Wednesday. Under the scheme, patients will be offered free consultation every month. In the inaugural address, Mr. Dasan said arrangements would be made to provide homecare for bedridden patients. They would also be provided ambulance facilities in emergency situations, he added. Panthalayani block panchayat president T.V. Chandrahasan presided over the function. — Staff Reporter

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