Histroy and date of ESTABLISHMENT:
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences named Mowadat Hussain Rana in 2013 after the legend in the field of Psychiatry, Behavioural Sciences and of Medical Education. It is a full unit having 40 beds comprising of indoor, outdoor, Drug Addiction & Rehabilitation Centre, Psychiatric ICU alongwith the Conference Room for the academic training of undergraduate, postgraduate and the students of Psychology. The department has the facility of ECT and EEG catering the patients six days a week. Drug Addiction & Rehabilitation Centre was inaugurated on 20-02-2020. This is providing facilities to the patients having issues with variant drugs (cannabinoids, opioids, amphetamines, methamphetamines, LSD, intravenous drugs), alcohol, bhang and others. We have state of the art psychiatric ICU and Ketamine Clinic. We are offering a 21-days inpatient detoxification services in the first tier and later, providing rehabilitation services. The department has its own Psychometric Laboratory which has important Psychometric Investigations working under the direct supervision of qualified Clinical Psychologists. The department has its own library which contains the journals of high impact factor alongwith the availability of high standard books on Psychiatry, Psychology, Sociology and Literature. At this time, it is purely an academic, clinical department providing quality Psychiatric services to the people of Southern Punjab and to the people of adjoining areas of Sindh and Baluchistan.
Department of Psychiatry, Sheikh Zayed Medical College/Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan started working in 1988. The Department of Psychiatry received the status of academic department and later in 2005, the subject of Behavioural sciences was added to the curriculum of MBBS and of allied health sciences. From then onward the name of department is changed to “The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences” and it is serving as basic sciences as well as an academic clinical department.