Special Correspondent

KOZHIKODE: Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy will inaugurate a rehabilitation centre for women cured of psychiatric illnesses at the Kozhikode Corporation-owned building on Cherootty Road on Sunday.

The project is implemented jointly by the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Imhans) and ‘Swanthanam,' a people's initiative.

The women will be given training in making doormats, notebooks, and cover for medicines, Imhans director Krishna Kumar said. A rehabilitation centre for women cured of mental illness was a strongly felt need as it was noticed that the majority of such women were not easily accepted into the social mainstream and had to live the rest of their lives with a stigma.

Imhans already has a rehabilitation centre at the government mental hospital at Kuthiravattam and in Malappuram, as well as in other parts of Kozhikode district.