Integrated Psychiatric Services were a long felt overdue for the people of Karbi Anglong and adjoining districts of Assam. Psychiatric services were started in DMCH along with all other Clinical Departments w.e.f 27th November, 2019. Although started with only OPD services, indoor (IPD) services were also started soon. Currently, department is facing scarcity of staffs but still it is functioning as an independent Department as far as possible. Department of Psychiatry is providing daily OPD and IPD services along with emergency services as and when required according to our capacity with limited staff. On behalf of all the staffs and colleagues, I personally request everyone to take the advantages of all services provided by the Department of Psychiatry, DMCH
Thanking you all.
Dr Amal Ch Baishya, Assistant Professor and Head (i/c)
Department of Psychiatry,DMCH
Soon after the establishment of DMCH, Covid19 pandemic / noval Coronavirus diseases got priority in all over the world including India. So, we have started training program on “Mental Health Aspects of Covid19 Pandemic” for different groups of Healthcare Professionals of DMCH. Around 600 nursing professionals and around 100 doctors/ faculties of different disciplines were trained on the topic so that everyone gets a morale boost to fight against Covid19. Our department is now ready to conduct classes for First year MBBS students, session of which is likely to start from 2020-21 onwards. We are eagerly waiting for students, but admission process in all over India has been postponed due to Covid19 pandemic. There are sufficient books available related to Psychiatry in central Library for our students.
Department of Psychiatry is committed to enrich our knowledge related to Mental Health of the Society with special reference to the catchment areas of DMCH. So, we have already started research activities since the inception of the Department itself. Current ongoing research activities are as follows:
1. “A study on the Pattern of Psychiatric Disorders attending to Psychiatry OPD in a newly established Medical College of a Hill District of Assam” conducted by Dr Amal Ch Baishya, Assistant Professor and Head (i/c), Department of Psychiatry and Dr Jyotismita Choudhury, Senior Resident of Psychiatry.
2. “A study on Level of Stress among different healthcare professionals during Pandemic outbreak of Covid19” conducted by Dr Amal Ch Baishya, Assistant Professor and Head (i/c), Department of Psychiatry, Dr Jyotismita Choudhury, Senior Resident of Psychiatry and Dr.Kallol Bhattacharjee, Professor and Head of Medicine
1. Daily OPD Services
2. IPD Services
3. Medication distribution under National Mental Health Program (NMHP)
4. Awareness and training activities in Community level, Students, School and College teachers, Medical officers, Police and Judiciary personnel etc under NMHP.
Assistant Professor and HOD(i/c)