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Table. 2 Included national policies relevant for old-age mental healthcare

From: The architecture of the primary mental healthcare system for older people in India: what public policies tell us

Policy field Policy (included documents) First launched/published Publication year of included documents Policy type Primary issuing authority Further information
Mental health National/District Mental Health Programme (N/DMHP) [68, 115] 1982 2015/2017 Programme Ministry of Health and Family Welfare The programme has been subsumed under the NHM
National Mental Health Policy [7, 116] 2014 2014 Strategic vision Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  
Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA)
[57, 63, 117]
2017 2017/2018 Legislation Ministry of Law and Justice  
Old age Integrated Programme for Older Persons (IPOP) [118] 1992 2016 Programme Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment The programme’s latest revision of 2016 was included
The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act (MWPSCA) [64] 2007 2007 Legislation Ministry of Law and Justice  
National Policy for Senior Citizens (NPSC) [54, 56] 2011 2011/2014 Strategic vision Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment The NPSC 2011 is in a draft stage
National Programme for the Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE) [66, 69, 119] 2011 2011/2016 Programme Ministry of Health and Family Welfare The NPHCE has been subsumed under the NHM
General health National Health Mission (NHM) [36, 38, 65, 120124] 2005 2009/2010/2012/2013/2015 Strategic vision and guidelines Ministry of Health and Family Welfare The included documents primarily provide information about the NRHM, the NUHM, and CHWs
National Programme for Control and Prevention of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) [125127] 2010 2010/2016/2017 Programme Ministry of Health and Family Welfare The NPCDCS has been subsumed under the NHM
Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) –Guidelines for PHCCs and SHCs [40, 128] 2012 2012 Guidelines Ministry of Health and Family Welfare The IPHS are a health system strengthening component of the NHM
National Action Plan and Monitoring Framework for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) [129] 2013 2013 Guidelines Ministry of Health and Family Welfare The Framework is complimentary to the NPCDCS
National AYUSH Mission (NAM) [70, 130] 2014 2014 Strategic vision Ministry of AYUSH The Department of AYUSH in the MoH&FW, which oversaw the NAM, became the Ministry of AYUSH in 2014
Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) [61, 67, 131] 2015 2015/2018 Strategic vision and guidelines Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act (RPDA) [132135] 2016 2016/2017/2018 Legislation Ministry of Law and Justice  
National Health Policy (NHP)
[62, 136]
2017 2017 Strategic vision Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  
  1. The table was developed based on Table 2 in Kafczyk and Hämel [6]
  2. CHWs Community Health Workers, CPHC Comprehensive Primary Health Care, NHM National Health Mission, NRHM National Rural Health Mission, NUHM National Urban Health Mission, PHCC Primary Health Care Centre, SHC Sub Health Centre