In Patient Services
Patients who require detailed evaluation and observation are admitted and managed as per the admission protocol of each department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Out Patient Services
Out patient services for non-emergency cases are run on all days except Sunday and general OPD holidays (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) from morning 9.00 A.M. On an average about 150 new and old patients in all three specialities of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry patients are seen per day in these services.
Patients from overseas will be given outpatient treatment. However, they will only be permitted for inpatient treatment at NIMHANS if they have a MEDICAL VISA. Patients with other visas will not be admitted but treated on an outpatient basis.
Admission/ Inpatient care for Foreign Nationals at NIMHANS.
- Foreign Nationals having a valid Medical Visa (M Visa) only can be admitted to the hospital. Attendants of such patients should be in possession of a valid Medical Attendant Visa (MX Visa).
- Patients /attendants who possess any other type of Visa, other than M Visa and MX Visa respectivelycannot be admitted. However, such patients will be given outpatient consultation and treatment
- In the event of a foreign National, arriving in Emergency condition, and not possessing M Visa he/she should be instituted life saving treatment and subsequently RMO/MS should be informed before admitting that patient.
- Foreign patients who have come on “M Visa” and “MX Visa” for medical treatment have to mandatorily register themselves with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) Bangalore, within 14 days of arrival.
Casualty and Emergency
The department caters to neurosurgical, neurological and psychiatric patients primarily for the patients from the state of Karnataka and neighboring districts of the adjoining states. About 5-10% of the inpatients are drawn from different parts of the country especially the northeast. It also provides quality emergency and trauma care. The casualty and emergency services are run 24 hours a day, (365×7) manned by junior, senior residents and a member of the faculty. The casualty block has 3 areas identified according to the emergency patient care requirement as priority I, II and III areas. Ten beds are available separately for observing patients who need short-term emergency admissions.