Directorate of Mental Health & Rehabilitative Services
The hospital has a Mental Health Department comprising the Mental Health Clinic for the Outpatients, the in-patient Mental Health Unit and the residential Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation (ADAR) unit. The Mental Health Unit is the second largest in-patient facility admitting those with mental disorders in the country. It has a capacity of 80 beds, and accommodates both males and females above the age of 14 years. A newly constructed pediatric psychiatric unit serves as a ward for children under the age of 14 suffering from a mental illness. The ADAR unit has a capacity of 16 beds. Modes of treatment include psychotropics, psychotherapy as well as electroconvulsive therapy administered by a dedicated team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists among others.