AIIMS to introduce school health clubs in schools
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Concerned about the health issues of students, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has joined hands with the Mental Health Foundation (India) to start School Health Clubs.

“We aim to reach out to 50 schools (private/government) in Delhi and will later go national with the programme.
 Besides school students, teachers and parents will also be a part of the programme," said Dr. Nand Kumar from the Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS.

The report comes keeping in mind the latest National Mental Health Survey (NMHS). According to the NMHS 2016, 10% of the Indian population suffers from Common Mental Disorders.  

Data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare suggests that the country needs 11,500 psychiatrists while India only has only 3,500.

The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences are a group of autonomous public medical colleges of higher education. 
These institutes have been declared by an Act of Parliament as Institutes of National Importance.