PHOTO: Journey from European Mental Hospital Kanke to CIP, see unseen pictures on 106th foundation day


The main gate of CIP Ranchi used to be like this.

Prabhat Khabar Exclusive: In the 20th century, where bears used to live, the British laid the foundation of a hospital. After the World War, the European Mental Hospital was established here for the mental treatment of European soldiers. The name of this hospital established in the year 1917 is now Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP Kanke). It is now located in the Kanke block of Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. CIP Kanke is the biggest center for the treatment of mental diseases after Bangalore’s Nimhans.

Cip Ranchi map.

CIP Kanke is not only a big center for the treatment of mental patients, but it is also an excellent educational institution, which produces 34 psychiatrists every year for the country. Today, world-class research is being done in this center made for the treatment of European soldiers. The poor are getting the best treatment for less money.

One had to cross the bridge to go to CIP Kanke.

If the patient is admitted in the Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) Kanke, then the major concern of his family members goes away. Admitted patient in this hospital has to pay only Rs 600 for 2 months. This includes the cost of the patient’s stay, food and drink, treatment, clothes, etc. as well as the cost of medicines.

Today, CIP, which has been converted into a state-of-the-art mental hospital, once used to work like this.

Working under the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Central Government’s Health Ministry, the environment of this institute is excellent for mental patients, its architect is also world class. The architect of London’s King’s College and Marshall Hospital is inspired by CIP Kanke.

The Satyanand Teaching Block of CIP Kanke still looks the same as it was before.

One of the best institutes in India, known for mental health, CIP Ranchi receives a large number of patients from Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and North Eastern states for treatment. come. Even people from neighboring countries Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan come to Ranchi for treatment.

The European Mental Hospital built in Kanke is now known as CIP.

The European Mental Hospital, now known worldwide as CIP Kanke, has completed 105 years of its establishment. On May 17, 2023, this hospital is celebrating its 106th foundation day. Many programs have been organized on this occasion, in which experts will present their opinion on global issues. ‘CIP Bulletin 2023’ and ‘Alumni Newsletter 2023’ will also be inaugurated. In the program organized on the eve of Foundation Day, many patients undergoing treatment in the hospital also presented a cultural program.


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