Based on data collated at the state-nodal office of DMHP (District Mental health Program) of Kerala, this infographic was created. We could infer that training exercises are happening across the length and breadth of Kerala, different class of staff are being trained. It also indicates that it is time to start focusing on assessing the outcome of training exercises. One outcome measure that gauges training of doctors is their ability to run independent mental health clinics in their practices. This is found to be wanting. Also with increasing number of specialist psychiatrists (>400 for a population of 330 lakhs in Kerala), the deficit argument for training of general practitioners to run mental health clinics in Kerala also will have to be revisited.
Disclosure: Data was obtained via RTI query.