THE ECONOMICS OF TREATING HOMELESS MENTALLY ILL
2nd International Conference on PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
May 20-21, 2019 | Rome, Italy
Venu Gopal Jhanwar
Deva Foundation, India
Scientific Tracks Abstracts : J Clin Psychiatry Cog Psychol
Approximately 10% of the population suffer with psychiatric illness, among them only 10‐20% getting treatment. This gap in interventions is more striking for those with severe mental illness and homeless. Many of the homeless mentally ill particularly women and children are kept in custodial centres with minimal medical intervention. A public private partnership initiative by a NGO, Deva Foundation is quietly transforming the status quo. This model being practiced, currently it is replicable and has interesting economic lessons pertaining to spreading the monies far to leverage advantage for these dispossessed. The economics of the model and suitable pan global alterations will be discussed.
Venu Gopal Jhanwar completed his MBBS at Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, India in 1993. He did his MD (Psychiatry) from Institute of Psychiatry, University College of Medicine, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Calcutta University, India in 1999. He got Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry from St. Louis University, USA in 2005. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Deva Institute of Healthcare and Research Pvt. Ltd.
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