Department of Psychiatry and De-addiction Centre, PGIMS, Rohtak
Department of Psychiatry and PGMIMS, Rohtak is a government run centre with both out-patient as well as in-patient facility. In their in-patient facility, they have 64 beds for psychiatry patients (32 males and 32 females) and 10 beds for de-addiction patients. Apart from these, they also have six beds allotted for emergency care.
The department runs a separate OPD for psychiatry and de-addiction. In their de-addiction OPD, they cater to about 20-25 patients per day (including new and old). Majority of the patients are either dependent on alcohol (60%) or opioids (40%). They see about 4-5 female patients in a year. They primarily provide care in form of detoxification and long-term psychosocial care. The medicines they primarily use are: benzodiazepines, Tramadol, Acamprosate, disulfiram, clonidine, naltrexone and pain killers. The medicines available with the de-addiction centre are: benzodiazepines, disulfiram, pain killers and vitamins. They do not have provision of opioid agonists for either short-term or long-term pharmacological management. The department has in-house laboratory services for conducting hemogram, urine routine and microscopy, and liver function test. For other tests, the patients have to be referred to the main laboratory services available with the hospital.
Apart from this, the department is also very active in promotional and awareness activities with regard to mental health and substance use. Alcohol Anonymous meetings are conducted weekly in their centre.