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IN-PATIENT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT LAUNCHED AT INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCES KOLKATA, TO INTENSIFY FIGHT AGAINST MENTAL ILLNESS

Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (I-NK) has launched a 20 bedded state-of the art Psychiatric unit for patients suffering from mental illness, in addition to the OPD services, which is already operational.

Sri Narayan Swaroop Nigam, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal marked the inauguration of Psychiatric Ward as Chief Guest in the presence of Dr. Hrishikesh Kumar, Vice Chairman, Col (Dr.) (Proo Sournen Basu, CEO, Prof. Dr. Bibhukalyani Das, Director — Academics and Dr. Praveen Kumar, HOD and Consultant Psychiatrist of Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata.

The 20-bed state of the art Psychiatric Wing with modified ECT facility in a superspeciality neurocare setup is the one and only in Eastern India. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences is a Multidisciplinary Neuropsychiatric Unit staffed with Child Psychiatrists, Adult Psychiatrist, De-addiction Specialists, Clinical Psychologists, Child Psychologists, Marital Counsellors who are highly experienced and trained from esteemed institutions in India like CMC Vellore, and NIMHANS. The Institute believes in providing evidence-based mental health care. The Neuropsychiatric unit is equipped with in-patient facilities, Modified ECT, Play therapy room, Relaxation Training room, Early Intervention Room for Autism and Emergency Psychiatry services.

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