Department of Psychiatry


1.      Introduction:

The Department of Psychiatry is a separate department under Division of Medicine of Shree Birendra Hospital. Since its commencement, this department was established with an aim of treating various mental disorders like Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, managing Acute Psychotic patients, Anxiety disorders, Alcohol Dependence syndrome, Alcohol induced Psychotic Disorder, Somatoform Disorders, Suicidal patients, delirious state in various other departments and counseling etc.

Our department was initially run by only one military psychiatrist, and as the need for psychiatric care was noticed in larger population year by year, the number of psychiatrists grew to four military psychiatrists and two non-military psychiatrists on contract, along with a clinical psychologist as well.

 

Since 2070 BS to 2078, the number of patients benefited from our department has increased from 1000 to 10,000 per year. Around 1,000 patients are being seen in single month and 50-80 patients in single OPD day. We have now 31 beds in psychiatry ward. Approximately 20-30 patients are admitted in our ward for acute psychotic features, severe depressive or manic episodes, substance use disorder, suicidal patients, and anxiety disorder.

 

Besides providing services to patients, our department is also carrying out academic activities. Our faculty have been delivering lectures, taking tutorials and clinical classes to the students of 4th and 5th year MBBS students, Nursing students and Health Assistant students of Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences.

 



2.      Services:

The department of psychiatry provides the following services:

i.      Outpatient services- 5 days a week (Monday - Friday)

ii.      Inpatient Services

iii.      24 hours Emergency Services

iv.      Psychological Intervention and Counselling

v.      Neuromodulation

vi.      Academic activities to UG and PG



 3.      Faculty name and designation:

 A.   Uniformed Personnel:

S.N.

Name of Specialist

Designation

1.

Brig. Gen. Dr Namrata Rawal

Surgical Div Head

2.

Maj. Dr. Pradeep Manandhar

Head of the Department

3.

Maj. Dr. Bharat Khadka

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

4.

Capt. Dr. Yujal Man Singh

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

 

      B. Non- Uniformed Personnel (Temporary-Karar):

S.N.

Name of Specialist

Designation

1. 

Dr. Suman Prasad Adhikari

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

2.

Dr. Richa Amatya

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

3. 

Mrs. Monalisha Pradhan

Clinical Psychologist

 



4.      Summary of Department activities:

·         Timing: 9 am to 5:30 pm

·         Morning meet (audit): Sharp 9.00 to 9.30 am morning (Opd class room).

·         Rounds: Round start sharp 9.30 am

·         24 hours duty time: 9 am to next day 9 am.

·         Reporting time by phone: Every day 8 pm to 9 pm by on call resident to respective faculty in charge

·         OPD time and day: As per unit schedule. Priority given to prior appointment.

·         ECT day: As per appointments.

·         Lunch Break: 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm.

·         Leave: As per government rules and regulations (but tentative leave plan should be notify during beginning of every New Year).

·         Academic activities: As per TUTH curriculum and NAIHS guideline.

 

5.      Head of the Department:

Maj. Dr. Pradeep Manandhar

MBBS (BPKIHS), MD (AFMC)

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist

Assistant Professor

HOD