Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow (King George's Medical University)

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Department of Geriatric Mental Health


A Government order number 2587/71-3-05-KG-45/2000T.C. dated August 18, 2005 separating Geriatric Mental Health Unit functioning in the Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University and converting it into a statutory Department of Geriatric Mental Health within the Medical University made the beginning of an era in the treatment and care of geriatric psychiatric patients in the country.

Infrastructure :

=> 10 Male (Dr. Venkoba Rao Ward)+10 Female (Dr. K. C. Dubey Ward) General Beds (Air-conditioned with T.V. and Music)
=> 7 Private Wards (Ganga,Yamuna,Saraswati, Saryu, Gomti, Rapti and Ghagra)
=> 2 Intensive Care Unit Beds
=> 1 High Dependency Unit Bed
=> National Geriatric Electro Convulsive Therapy Centre (with World's best MECTA 5000Q model ECT Machine and Anesthesia Trolley with Vaporizer)
=> Comprehensive Psychometric Assessment Unit
=> Psychosocial Management Unit
=> Physiotherapy Unit,
=> Occupational Therapy Unit
=> Piped Gas Supply to each bed including General, Private, ICU and HDU Beds and ECT Centre
=> Spiritual Healing Clinic
=> Healthy Ageing Clinic
=> Well equipped Biochemical Lab for all In House Hematological and Biochemical Investigations
=> Well equipped State of Art Library
=> Patient Caregiver’s Shed (to house more than 20 attendants)
=> A State of Art Staff Club
=> Two fully furnished Corporate Style Built Research Rooms
=> State of art “Neuropage plus” Computerized EEG machine (NP-2400P, windows based 24 channel digital EEG machine with brain mapping)
=> One user friendly Bus, and One Ambulance

Clinical Activities :

=> Pharmacological Management
=> Psychosocial Management
=> Occupational Therapy
=> Physiotherapy
=> Dietary Management
=> Rehabilitation
=> Nursing Care
=> Legal Advise

Research Activities :

=> Community Studies
=> Dietary interventions in the elderly
=> Effectiveness of psychopharmacology agents in old age
=> Organic brain lesions and psychiatric presentations.


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