Comprehensive mental health care services with
Dr. Y. A. Matcheswalla and his team
Dr. Yusuf A. Matcheswalla, MD (Psychiatry), MD (Forensic), DPM, FIPS, PGDCR is Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, Grant Medical College - J.J. Hospital. He is an Honorary Psychiatrist at J.J Hospital, G. T. Hospital, Masina Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Central Railway Hospital and Police Hospital. He was former Honorary Deputy Coroner of Mumbai and has been instrumental in the development of the Department of Psychiatry at Masina Hospital.
He was President of the Bombay Psychiatric Society for the year 2006-2007 and is currently Chairman - Specialty section (Forensic Psychiatry) of the Indian Psychiatric Society, as well as Chairman of the Academy of Medical Specialties, Indan Medical Association, Mumbai.
He is chairman of Humanity Health Organisation, a grass roots charitable trust, working among the under-privileged and down-trodden sections of society in the field of health.
Dr. Matcheswalla specializes in the fields of Addiction, Sexual disorders, Children and adolescents problems, problems of old age and particularly in serious psychiatric problems like Schizophrenia, bi-polar disorders, major depressive disorders and a whole host of other psychiatric problems – major and minor.
Masina Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry started off as a fledgling unit on a small scale. Set in a sylvan surrounding in the heart of Mumbai, today it is one of the finest psychiatric units in the country working in the private sector offering world class psychiatric services and therapies.
The department has a holistic client-centred team comprising of psychiatrist, psychiatric counsellor, clinical psychologist, child and adolescent counsellor, family counsellor, marriage counsellor, special educator, meditation faciltator, social worker, trained nurses and ward staff.
The department has separate residential in-patient facilities to assist mentally ill men and Women. The department can also cater to patients who need special attention.
The department has the expertise and the facilities to deal with schizophrenia, depression, bi- polar disorders, addiction, paranoia, dysthymia, psychosis, neurosis, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, child & adolescent problems, sexual disorders, stress related disorders, geriatric problems and the entire plethora of other psychiatric and addiction disorders including dual diagnosed cases.
The Department of Psychiatry caters to the patients with a lot of tender loving care that is the hallmark of our treatment model and incorporates therapies such as pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy, behavior modification therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy and other alternate therapies such as psycho-education, electro convulsive therapy, meditation, recreational and occupational therapies. Psychiatric and psychological evaluation and intervention with appropriate and client-specific therapies andmedical interface is used in treating the individual as a whole.
Under the aegis of the department of Psychiatry is a Rehabilitation Centre for drug addicts, alcoholics, poly substance abusers and dually diagnozed patients, as well as a Rehabilitation facility for psychiatric cases, both male and female.
Staffed by counsellors, psychologists, social workers the centres utilize interpersonal therapy, behavior modification therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy, group therapy, family therapy, meditation, the 12-step recovery model of AA (in the case of addicts), and bibliotherapy to assist patients into holistic recovery - Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually.
Undertaken also is Pre-employment psychological testing for the purpose of determining employment-worthiness of prospective employees as well as designing, implementing and managing workplace programs for the assessment of “at risk” employees, identify addicted or “problem” employees and assist them into recovery, as well as create ongoing Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for a wide range of institutions and enterprises.
At Masina Hospital, the E.E.G Lab with state of the art equipment is functional 24 hours / 7 days a week.
Just started is the most modern technology – Repetitive Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), which has a wide range of applications in Psychiatric and Neurological disorders, including Trauma and Pain Management among many other disorders
There is also a dedicated Counselling Centre – Dr. Matcheswalla`s Counselling Centre (previously Dr. Y. A. Matcheswalla`s Clinic, now shifted to Masina Hospital) - at Saifee Court, Flat No: 3, 53/C, Mirza Ghalib Marg (Clare Road), Byculla, Mumbai 400008 which caters to a wide range of counselling services - clinical psychology, child and adolescent counselling, family counselling, marriage counselling, psychiatric counselling, addiction counselling, and a whole host of other counselling services, including referrals to appropriate treatment facilities.
On 6th of April, 2008, the multi-dimensional counselling centre and the Masina Institute of Psycho-therapy and behavioural Sciences was inaugurated by the Managing trustee of Masina Hospital, Dr. Aspi Golwalla, Professor Emeritus of the Topiwala National Medical College, B.Y.L. Nair Hospital.
He practices from his private clinic at Masina Hospital, where he is available from 9.00 A.M. To 9.00 P.M.
Dr. Matcheswalla is a consultant with Sir J. J. Hospital, G.T. Hospital, Masina Hospital, Dr. B. A. Memorial Central Railway Hospital, Police Hospital and Saifee Hospital.
The 24 / 7 Crisis Prevention Helpline and the 24 / 7 Emergency Ambulance Serviceare running full swing. The “24 / 7 crisis prevention help line” works twenty four hours of the day attending to those in need of urgent assistance. A depressive case who is in a suicidal mood can receive immediate attention over the phone with a counsellor who can talk the person into a better frame of mind and avert possible tragedy. Similarly, a drug addict or an alcoholic who has become aggressive or violent can receive help over the phone to tone down his aggressive posturing. The help-line also aims at disseminating information about mental health and addition issues at educational institutes, law enforcement agencies, to governmental officials, the judiciary and other social welfare organisations.
In case the problem is beyond the ken of the “Help-line” and physical intervention is necessitated, the “24 / 7 emergency ambulance service”, which is a collaborative effort with Masina Hospital, can be called upon to stave off tragedy. The specialized service with a dedicated ambulance with a dedicated team consisting of a physician, a counsellor and trained ward boys can swiftly reach the location where the episode is taking place and help diffuse the situation with medication and counselling. After that the service can also assist in the admission of the patient into appropriate treatment settings.
The uniqueness of the ambulance service lies in the fact that a multi-specialty staff will be manning it. All the staff are trained to respond to virtually every kind of situation. Thus, it is not necessary that the ambulance can be called for only psychiatric cases. It is suitable for any kind of patient reception, including burns cases, because it is air-conditioned.
Additionally, there is a regular ambulance which is used for non-psychiatric cases.
The contact numbers of the Ambulance Service and the Helpline Service are: 022- 6453 7070 / 6453 7171 / 6450 7171 / 98200 81884 / 98211 19603 / 93221 66670 and 98195 33496
The Masina Institute of Psychotherapy and Behavioural Sciences and Counselling Centre,
Masina Hospital, Sant Savta Marg, Byculla (E), Mumbai 400 027.
The institute will provide comprehensive whole person treatment and care services to a wide spectrum of clients. Among the services are:
* Counselling of patients
* Counselling of families
* Group therapy
* Group activity
* Psychological evaluation
* Day care for geriatric patients with comprehensive whole person care*, including Dementia, Alzheimers and other old age problems like Depression, etc
* Day care centre for patients with psychiatric problems
* Other therapies and activities for patients with serious mental disorders
*(includes diagnostics – if needed, medical and psychiatric treatment and care, medical and psychiatric monitoring, psycho-social therapy and care, occupational/recreational therapy including yoga and physical training, medical and psychiatric emergencies - as expected in old age will be addressed on the spot.)
It will also be a centre of education and academics for the caregivers of psychiatric cases, addiction cases and other emotionally disturbed cases, for general practitioners and lay persons interested in the field of psychiatry. Among the academic activities that will be undertaken are:
* Training programmes for psychiatric cases
* Training programmes for caregivers of addiction cases
* Training programmes for caregivers of the old and infirm
* Training programmes for general practitioners
* Training programmes for psychologists, counselors and social workers
* Training programmes for lay persons interested in psychiatry
Some of our esteemed clients are R.B.I, Mazagaon Docks Ltd, H.P.C.L, B.P.C.L, Mahindra &Mahindra Ltd, Varun Shipping, Smoking Joe`s Pizza, Delta Airlines, Air India, Indian Airlines, the Consulates of U.S.A, France, Germany, Israel, Spain as also an entire host of industries and banks.
Masina Hospital is a recognised post graduate teaching centre for Diplomate of the National Board in Psychiatry conducted by the National Board of Examiners.
The institution is also a teaching centre for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Mumbai in many disciplines.
A lot of teaching institutions place their students with us – T.I.S.S, S.N.D.T, University of Mumbai, M.P.P Shah College of Social Work (affiliated to S.N.D.T), Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work and colleges affiliated to these institutes. Masina Hospital is also an examination centre for S.N.D.T University`s post graduate examination in Psychology.