There is only one Mental Health Facility in the private sector. This is SANKER Hospital situated at Mawroh, Shillong 793008, Meghalaya which is about 1km away form Shillong Golf Course and can be reached by vehicle as the pitched road reach up to the hospital. The hospital is beautifully situated in large area surrounded by pine trees in the very congenial condition.
The Founder Father of this hospital is Dr. Sandy Syiem who himself is a reputed Psychiatrist. He himself administrates and monitors the hospital passionately.
Mental Health Facilities: -
There are 58 nos. of beds for male patients and 24nos. of bed for female patients.
The OPD services are hold on daily basis and emergency services are also handled by the duty Doctors working 24hrs.
All types of medicines required for the OPD (Out Patient Services) & IPD (Indoor Patient Services) patients are available namely antipsychotic, antidepressant, anxioytic, mood stabilizer.
Training & Academic Activities
The Institute carry out CME Programmes and Seminars in periodic basis.
The Institute also train General Nurses of various Nursing School of Shillong in Psychiatry.
Psycho diagnostic tool
Psychiatrist – 2
General Medical Officer – 1
Clinical Psychologist – 1
Psychiatric Social Worker – 1
General Nurses – 10
Occupational Therapist – 1
Counselors – 2
Number of patients who availed facilities in Sanker Hospital are (upto 10.02.2010)
Total number of new registration – 1581
Total number of OPD follow-up – 14785
Total number of IPD male – 286
Total number of IPD female – 145
The Institute is praised by the patients and relatives of the patients of far away places and nearby places.