ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The 300 Ramayanas and the District Mental Health Programme

The web version of this article corrects a few errors that appeared in the print edition.

With the completion of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, an appraisal of the mental health initiative in the space of state-sponsored health delivery seems appropriate and timely. Discourses in health delivery usually tend to implement similar sets of tools. This article argues that to achieve some form of clarity it may be appropriate to look at health delivery through the lenses of the social sciences. In this attempt, the article uses the metaphor of 300 Ramayanas and the tools of A K Ramanujan to review thinking about the District Mental Health Programme.

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