Email : mentalhospitallagankhel@gmail.com
Phone : 5521333, 5521612
Administration : 9 AM to 5 PM (Magh 15th to Kartik 14th)
9 AM to 4 PM (Kartik 15th to Magh 14th)

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Mental health service was started as OPD service in Bir Hospital in 1961 for the first time in the country. Dr.Bishnu Prasad Sharma was the first psychiatrist to start Mental Health service after completing his higher studies from United Kingdom. Inpatient psychiatric unit with 5 beds capacity was started in Bir Hospital in 1965.Number of bed was increased to 12 in 1971. Mental health unit was upgraded as mental health department in 1984. The department was named as mental hospital and partially operated in a rented home at Naxal for about one year. It was planned to shift to a building of mission hospital situated at Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur but was tactfully shifted to Lagankhel as a mental hospital in 1985 and operated with 25 beds.The number of beds was increased to 50 in 2003. Oral Substitution Therapy was started in 1994 and phased out in 2002. It was again restarted in 2011. Telephone hotline service was started from July 1, 2010. Community mental health program was started from February 2010 in Dhading and Nuwakot.

Goal:

 

  • To establish Mental Hospital as a “Center of excellence in the field of Psychiatry and Mental Health.”

 

Vision and mission of mental hospital:

 

  • Work with the government and provide consultancy services for policy planning and monitoring in Mental Health Programs.
  • Human resource capacity building by training in diverse fields related to Mental Health.
  • Promote Mental Health Literacy and eliminate the stigma attached to Mental Health.
  • Develop expertise and set standards of care.
  • To improve mental health and overall quality of life
  • Promote Evidence based practice and research.
  • Development of Mental Hospital as National center for Mental Health and Research with Psychiatric sub-specialty services (child clinic, de-addiction clinic, geriatric clinic, forensic clinic), academics and research activities and as a focal and coordinating institute for all mental health related issues in Nepal.
  • Establishment of Rehabilitation center for mentally disabled and also establish National center for de-addiction services.

 

 History and Milestones of Mental Hospital

 

Mental health service was started as OPD service in Bir Hospital in 1961 for the first time in the country. Dr.Bishnu Prasad Sharma was the first psychiatrist to start Mental Health service after completing his higher studies from United Kingdom. Inpatient psychiatric unit with 5 beds capacity was started in Bir Hospital in 1965.Number of bed was increased to 12 in 1971. Mental health unit was upgraded as mental health department in 1984. The department was named as mental hospital and partially operated in a rented home at Naxal for about one year. It was planned to shift to a building of mission hospital situated at Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur but was tactfully shifted to Lagankhel as a mental hospital in 1985 and operated with 25 beds.The number of beds was increased to 50 in 2003. Oral Substitution Therapy was started in 1994 and phased out in 2002. It was again restarted in 2011. Telephone hotline service was started from July 1, 2010. Community mental health program was started from February 2010 in Dhading and Nuwakot. Extended outpatient service was started in 2068 jestha. Department of Clinical Psychology was started in 2068. Masters (MD) in Psychiatry academic program under National Academy of medical Sciences was started from 2012. Emergency service in the hospitals was started from November 16, 2012. Ambulance for service is available from 2014. EEG service was started in 2014.

 

 

Human Resources

 

List of Psychiatrist:

   S.N  

   Designation

      Name

                 Mailing address

Academic responsibility

1

Director/Chief consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Ananta  Prasad Adhikari

          drananta@gmail.com

   Assistant             Professor

2

Senior consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Lata Gautam

          latapoudel@gmail.com

 

3

Senior consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Basudev Karki

Basu.karki72@gmail.com

Assistant Professor

4

Psychiatrist

Dr. Devavrat Joshi

devrat_joshi@yahoo.com

Associate Professor

5

Psychiatrist

Dr. Binita Dhungel

binitaenator@gmail.com

 

6

Psychiatrist

Dr. Praveen Bhatterai

Drpraveen1@hotmail.com

 

7

Psychiatrist

Dr. Saroj Adhikari

kenisonwithu@gmail.com

 

 

List of Clinical Psychologist:

S.N

Designation

Name

Mailing address

Academic responsibility

1

Clinical Psychologist

Trishna Ghosh (Bista)

trishnaghosh@gmail.com