Since 1982, the Indian government has implemented the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) in an effort to alleviate the nation’s enormous mental illness burden. Under the District Mental Health Program (DMHP), which offers identification, management, and treatment of mental illnesses and disorders, 232 districts nationwide are included. Let’s explore a comprehensive list of famous mental hospitals offering specialized services and support for various mental health conditions.
1. Institute of Mental Health, Govt. Hospital for Mental Care, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh
In Shankerpally, Medak, the Institute began providing community health services in 1980, long before the National Mental Health Program (1982) was put into effect. This demonstrates Dr. P. Raghurami Reddy’s goal of providing mental health services to the underserved, unreached mentally ill population in rural areas.As per the 1999 recommendation of the NHRC, the Institute distinguishes itself by having family wards and open wards, where family members can receive treatment as early as 1985. In 1986, the institute’s faculty, staff, and superintendent took the initiative to track down the families of the majority of mentally ill patients who were enduring long ward stays and assisted them in getting to their loved ones.
2. Government Hospital for Mental Care, Chinnawaltair, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Government Hospital For Mental Care is a well-known name in patient care in Visakhapatnam. They are among Pedawaltair’s most renowned hospitals. They are a rising star in the healthcare sector, supported by a mission to provide the best possible patient care and furnished with state-of-the-art medical facilities. This hospital is conveniently located and can be reached by a number of transportation options.
3. Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Institute of Mental Health, P.O. Tezpur, Dist. Sonitpur, Assam (Central Government)
Among the nation’s oldest mental health facilities is the (LGBRIMH), which opened its doors in 1986. It is a premier center for psychiatric healthcare services, backed by state-of-the-art clinical and academic facilities. Based on data gathered in 2018, there were about 415 patients attending the OPD on average each day. There are 336 beds available for in-patients, of which 246 are set aside for men and 90 for women. There are 21 beds designated specifically for jail inmates.
4. Institute of Mental Health, Koelwar, Bhojpur, Bihar
The Institute of Mental Health and Allied Sciences (BIMHAS), Bihar’s first mental health facility, is located in the Bhojpur district of Koilwar. There are 540 beds in the new building.
5. Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke P.O. Ranchi, Jharkhand(Central Government)
One of the best places in the world to receive psychiatric care is the Central Institute of Psychiatry in Ranchi, India. It was established by the British in 1918, and the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) was the final name it went by. It has been providing medical assistance to patients for over a century. Spanning 211 acres, the campus offers an ideal environment for treating mental illness and other disorders. There are about seventeen wards available, seven of which are designated for male patients and six for female patients. In addition, there is one ward for the Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, one ward for the Center for Addiction and Recovery Psychiatry, one Family Unit, and one Emergency Ward.
6. Ranchi Institute of Neuro & Allied Sciences of Kanke,Ranchi , Jharkhand
RINPAS, also known as Ranchi Manasik Aryogyashala, was established in 1795 as a psychiatric facility for Indian soldiers in Bihar. The organization that will replace this one is the (RINPAS). It is the first psychiatric hospital in India exclusively focused on treating Indian patients, having been founded by the British. After the Mahatma Gandhi Mental Hospital, it is the second-oldest mental asylum in the nation still in operation. The goal of the Institute is to offer a thorough method of psychiatric treatment. A multitude of modern conveniences are provided. 98113 persons made visits to the OPD in the 2018–2019 year. The hospital admitted 2172 in-patients in total.
7. Institute of Human Behavior & Allied Sciences, Delhi
In 1993, a public interest lawsuit led the Hon’ble Supreme Court to order the establishment of the Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS). Under the Societies Act of 1860, the Institute is a self-governing organization that receives funding from the governments of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, India, and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
8. Institute of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, GOA
On December 8, 1980, the Goa Medical College’s Department of Psychiatry was merged into the Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, creating the Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (IPHB), an independent government department.
On May 28, 2001, the IPHB moved from Altinho, Panaji to a newly constructed space measuring 27.6 hectares of land, near the tertiary care hospital, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa.
9. Institute of Mental Health & Hospital, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Across 172.8 acres of land, the Institute of Mental Health & Hospital of Agra was established in September 1859 and opened for business that same month. It is a renowned center for mental health research, training, and treatment that is situated in Northern India. It is a renowned center for mental health research, training, and treatment that is situated in Northern India. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi, designated the Institute this year as a Research Center in Manpower in Psychiatry & Allied Sciences under the National Mental Health Program, a component of the 11th Five Year Plan. Permission to admit 718 patients—of whom 175 are female and 543 are male—has been given to the facility. There are thirty wards with residents who pay and those who do not. For the intensive management and care of mentally ill patients who are physically ill, there are two infirmaries: one for male and one for female psychiatric patients.
10. Government Mental Health Center of Thrissur
The psychiatric facility was established in 1889 and has expanded to over 14 acres of lovely, lush land. The Government Mental Health Center was founded by the Cochin Royal Maharaja. Infrastructure-wise, a great deal of advancement has been made since the start. There are currently about 16 wards and more than 396 people are surveyed every day on average. There are 361 beds in total that have been approved.
11. Institute of Psychiatry of Kolkata
It is the third-oldest continuously operating psychiatric hospital in the United States, having been established in 1817. Established in 1989, it functioned as a teaching, research, and training center under the Department of Psychiatry at the IPGMER. It has also been designated as the nodal center for the United Nations International Drug Control Program by the Indian Ministry of Health. As a comprehensive postgraduate center for psychiatric education and clinical care, the institution is currently in operation. It uses state-of-the-art technologies for both training and treatment.
12. Dr. Vidyasagar Institute in Amritsar
Indian doctor Vidyasagar practices medicine. The government of Punjab operates the Punjab Mental Hospital, also called the Institute of Mental Health, which offers a variety of mental health services to the people of Punjab. This institution was initially established in 1900 in Lahore, and in 1947 it moved to Amritsar. Approximately 450 beds are located in the hospital.
13. Regional Mental Hospital of Nagpur
One of Nagpur’s oldest mental health facilities is the Regional Mental Center. It was established in 1884. As the hospital grew increasingly constrictive over time, an outpatient division was founded in 1959. Currently, this facility treats 50,000 patients annually, who travel from eight different districts in Vidarbha to receive care. The hospital needed significant financial support from the Tata Trusts in order to handle its massive patient load.
14. State Mental Center of Selaqui, Uttrakhand
The State Mental Center, Dehradun, a psychiatric facility in Uttarakhand, is in charge of the mental health of patients in the area and in nearby states. The hospital reports that it sees about 10,000 patients a year in its outpatient department. There are up to 30 beds available for inpatient treatment.
15. Himachal Hospital of Mental Health & Rehabilitation, Boileauganj
Prior to the opening of Himachal Hospital for Mental Health and Rehabilitation on October 2, 2004, patients could only access mental healthcare services in the psychiatry department of IGMC Shimla. We have 62 patient beds total, of which 12 are for rehabilitation and 50 are for psychiatry. We have 62 patient beds total, of which 12 are for rehabilitation and 50 are for psychiatry.
Working under the direction of the Senior Medical Superintendent, our multidisciplinary team—which consists of a psychiatrist, four general medical officers, and six nurses—aspires to provide the best possible patient care and ensure that our treatment plans are successful. The hospital’s serene, safe, and picturesque Deodar Woods setting is perfect for the recovery of mental illnesses. Along with de-addiction, counseling, awareness, and upcoming rehabilitation programs, our range of services also includes outpatient services like child and adolescent psychiatry and indoor services like adult and geriatric psychiatry.