Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi, 834006, India
Tel: 91-651-2451115/116 ; 2231848
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Since : 20-01-2012
|The hospital is spread over 210 acres of lush green campus. There are 16 wards - nine for male patients, six for female patients and a Family Unit. They have a total bed capacity of 643. Each ward is of pavilion type and has well laid out roads and lawns around it. The wards were built during the British Raj, and are named after eminent European psychiatrists and physicians. The wards are at some distance from each other, and the male and female sections are separated by a high wall. Unlike other mental hospitals, CIP, Ranchi has never been a custodial care facility. It has always been an open hospital and the patients are never confined to rooms. They are free to roam within the boundary wall of the hospital.
Every year, about 3000 patients are admitted and discharged after treatment. Individualized patient care is a regular practice in the hospital. Regular bedside rounds ensure quality care for the patients and training for the residents and students. Besides pharmacotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy, psychotherapies and family interventions are routinely employed. A milieu therapy approach exists where patients participate in running the ward and help in looking after other patients. Regular physical exercise, outdoor and indoor games and Yoga are on hand for the patients. A very well stacked library having books in English, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali as well as a number of newspapers and magazines is freely accessible to the patients.
Our staff recognizes the vulnerability of patients during their inpatient stay. To address this state of mind, we focus on stabilizing the patient and planning short-and long-term treatments for the patient's psychological, social, and physiological problems. Before we discharge a patient from the inpatient unit, we make every effort to coordinate with the patient‘s family and the referring professional on the patient's continuing outpatient care. We consider this contact and coordination crucial to the success of treatment. Caring for the full range of psychiatric problems, our expert, multidisciplinary staff includes professionals from a broad range of health care disciplines. Our nurses are experienced in managing severely disturbed psychiatric patients and with psychological interventions for special populations, such as the demented elderly or substance abusers. Having broad experience and training in managing concurrent medical disorders, they have access to the services available in general hospitals locally.