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Department Information

    Department of Psychiatry at Government Medical College and Hospital Miraj provides out-patient as well as inpatient care for adults and children with Mental illness. It is actively involved in clinical care, teaching of undergraduate medical and nursing students, research and community services. 

    Department of Psychiatry provides treatment for a range ofpsychiatric disorders along with deaddiction services. We also liaise with other departments of the hospital in managing psychological issues in medically ill patients.      

    Our core competencies involve evidence based management, Electroconvulsive therapy, Psychological therapy, Forensic Psychiatry services, Learning disability and intellectual disability certification.     

    We have OPD Services on all days except Sundays and public holidays at GMC Miraj  hospital and PVP General  Hospital Sangli. Admission and In-Patient care services are available at GMCHospital Miraj where we have 15 bedded In-patient Psychiatry unit.   



Name Designation Experience Photo Publi.(I) Publi.(N)
Dr. Rajkiran Salunkhe Assistant Professor 0 2
Dr. Arun Kumar V Assistant Professor 0 1
Dr. Amitkumar Chougule Senior Resident 1 0
Dr.Gajanan Sakekar Assistant Professor 0 1
Dr. Abdulkadir Chamanshaikh Junior Resident
Dr Sonal Shah Junior Resident
Dr. Sheetal Shinde Junior Resident
Mr. Ajit Patil Clinical Psychologist

Research & Publications

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Title of Article


Year of publication

Journal details


Study of social and occupational function in patients of major depressive



Dr Rajkiran Arjun Salunkhe , Dr Pawan Vilas Khot , Dr VinayakP Kale

September 2017

Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research


Co-relation of Insight ,stigma & treatment adherence in Psychiatry


Dr Pawan Vilas Khot  , Dr Rajkiran Arjun Salunkhe , Dr Maithili  Umate , Dr Vinayak  P Kale

September 2017

Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research


Observational study of clinical profile and cognitive insight in patients of treatment resistant schizophrenia

Dr Kundan Kamble, Dr Arun Kumar V, Dr Ajita Naik

March 2018

International Journal of scientific research


Potential Bedside Utility of Clock Drawing Test in Evaluating Rapid Therapeutic response in natural course of schizophrenia

Dr Ramdas Ransing,  Dr Pravin Khairkar, Mishra Khirodkumar,  Dr Gajanan Sakekar

January 2018

Indian Journal Of Psychiatry



Prevalence and factors associated with clozapine related constipation: An Observational Study

Chougule Amitkumar, Praharaj Samir, Bhat S.M, Sharma PSVN

February 2018

Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

International peer reviewed journal