Department of Psychiatry

Faculty of Medicine

Hospital Services

The Department provides acute, community and rehabilitation care through its units to psychiatric patients in the central province. Acute care is provided by a  adult acute care unit and 12 bed neuropsychiatry units. This unit is staffed by a senior registrar, two registrars, two nursing sisters, thirty staff grade nurses, one social worker, two occupational therapists and twenty nursing assistants. The lecturers in the department provide consultant services and are supported by clinical registrars and a probationary lecturer. The department has the services of a psychologist also. 
The acute care unit provides in patient services and a range of out patient services which include 4 weekly general adult psychiatry and weekly clinics on child psychiatry, alcohol and drug use disorders, sex therapy and mental retardation. 

Out patient clinics

Out patient clinics of the psychiatry unit were started in 1980.different clinics had been added in time to time, to the requirements. Clinics are done in 6 days, from Mondays to Saturdays.  


Adult clinic for the patients over the age of 15 years are managed in the clinic. New patients as well as the follow up patients are managed. 
Time- 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Patients with Mental retardation (MR) are managed from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Another clinic is done from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the alcoholics. 

Fallow up patients over the age of 15 years are seen in the clinic from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

An adult clinic for the patients of more than 15 years is done from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

A follow up clinic for the adult patients (>15 years) is done from 8 a.m. till 12 p.m. 
A child psychiatric clinic is done from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Patients on clonazepam and lithium are seen in this clinic from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m