OPD functions on all days between 8.00AM -1.00 PM. Duty medical officer will be available 24 hours. Medicines will be available for the patients from 8 am to 5 pm from the pharmacy completely free of cost . The medicines will be given for a maximum of 2 months as per the directions of the psychiatrists. The services of Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Social Workers, Nurses and Pharmacists are available in the OP Department. Medical Records library also functions in the OP Department. There is adequate waiting space equipped with electronic audio token system and television.
A patient seeking services at GMHC shall first register in the OP. The Psychiatrist will evaluate the patients and if admission is found necessary, shall be admitted to the following wards as per the provisions of the Mental Health Care Act 2017. Patients are admitted under 4 units of doctors namely H1, H2, H3 and MC unit. Daily rounds are conducted by the unit doctor. Professional services include Pharmacotherapy, Modified ECT, Psychotherapy and Rehabilitative and legal services .patients in the family wards shall be accompanied by only one bystander for whom food will be provided free of cost. Food and medicines are provided free of cost for the patients throughout their stay.
Each ward has a compound wall with gate, nursing station, consultation room, dining area, washrooms, wide verandahs, courtyards, well ventilated blocks with light and fan, television and other indoor game facilities. Discharge of the patients will be decided by the psychiatrist.
Family members of the patients in the closed wards can visit them during 12 pm - 1 pm and 3pm - 5 pm .They must collect pass from the registration counter in the OP building and shall show the pass to the security at the second gate.
A patient with bystander is admitted to the family therapy wards. There are separate family therapy wards for females (ward 1) and males (ward 7). No separate rooms are available. Beds are available for patients as in a dormitory system. Food will not be provided for the bystanders in the family therapy ward.
Patients who require long term treatment and who has no bystander are usually admitted to closed wards. There are separate closed wards for males( Ward 2, 4, and 9) and for females( ward 8). Patients in the closed wards will be provided with dress, chappals, toiletries. Medical needs of the patients will also be taken care of. Patients who are fit to work, attend the vocational rehabilitation unit .
Patients in conflict with the law are admitted to the forensic wards. The inmates are mostly convicted, acquitted or under trial patients. CMP ( wandering patients admitted through court) patients are also admitted to this wardThere is a special security from the police department at the gate . This ward is under CCTV Surveillance. The are separate wards for male (ward 3) and females(ward 5).
Patients with long standing mental illness who require special care are admitted to this ward ( ward 6). Chronic ward currently consists of male patients.
Individual rooms with grilled door and attached washrooms are available in the payward at a rate of Rs 80 per day. This ward has a separate compound wall, nursing station and consultation room. Medicines for the patients are given free of cost. Food will not be provided for the patients and bystanders. Bystanders are mandatory. Advance payment for five days has to be made in the office.
Patients seeking treatment for addiction are admitted along with bystander to the de-addiction ward. Treatment is provided for smoking, cannabis use disorder, drug abuse, alcohol use disroder and other substance use related issues. Counselling and AA ( Alcohol Anonymus)services are available for the inmates.This ward had 8 beds as in a dormitory system. Food and medicines will be provided.
Inpatients who are fit to work are referred by the psychiatrists to attend the rehabilitation unit from 10 am to 12pm and 2 pm to 4pm. The unit ids headed by an occupational therapist . Additional nursing staff and trainers are available for the training and supervision of the patients. Activities in the unit include loom, mat making, soap making, dishwash making, phenyl making, umbrella making, jewellery making, purse, soft toy making, broom making. Medicine cover making, etc.Exhibition and sale of the products are available at the OP counter.
GMHC provides mental health care for patients at the community level, known as District Mental Health Programme (DMHP). A team of Mental Health Professional organise community camps at various outreach centres in the district inorder to ensure follow up and reduce the risk of relapse. Consultation by the psychiatrists and medications are also available free of cost at the centres. Patients who require this service can directly register at the camps.
Components of DMHP