Nityanand Rehabilitation and Residential Mental Health Care was established by Dr. Nitin Dalaya in June 2002 with a sole purpose of providing a range of psycho-social rehabilitation services for clients suffering from various PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES including SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Dr. Nitin Dalaya is a post graduate from B.J.Medical college, Pune. After starting his practice as a consultant psychiatrist at various multi-speciality institutions he came across a lot of difficulties in delivering services to the affected population.
Psychiatric illnesses have a long convalescence period making the prolonged stay at multi- speciality hospitals unaffordable. Infrastructural limitations, lack of paramedical staff, patients not ready for treatment, expensive treatment cost, no trained staff to deal with maladaptive problems and social skills gave us the insight that the Bio-Psycho-social model of health cannot be practiced at MSI’s. Hence a sincere attempt was made to build a welcoming set-up with independent infrastructure within city limits. Nityanand, a residential facility, therefore is a genuine attempt with an aim of providing after-care and rehabilitative services to the clients within a structured environment with the help of specialized Mental health experts.
Nityanand had a small beginning in 2002 at Katraj, Pune with a capacity to accommodate about 50 individuals. Over the years with great learning experiences, lot more insights and motivation Nityanand has grown and established itself independently in delivery services in the psychiatric and mental health rehabilitation. It has evolved into one of the reputed institutes. The institute functions effectively at two independent setups: KATRAJ & HINJEWADI.
Nityanand – Katraj is located amidst lush green and peaceful surroundings. The centre provides accommodation for around 100-120 individuals, with separate wards for Male and Female. The living areas are spacious, furnished and well ventilated. Separate dining area, Day-care activity zone, counseling cubicles, vocational area and gardens provide space for therapeutic activities for the treatment program. Patients residing are given treatment in the form of Medication, Counselling, Day-care, vocational training and are taught self independent skills. Nityanand Rehabilitation Centre also caters a treatment program to treat DRUG ADDICTION.
Nityanand – Pachane is the 1st branch of Nityanand Rehabilitation Centre at Hinjewdi and was developed with an improvised attempt and effort to render promising services to the population suffering from various mental health problems and drug addiction. The Centre upholds a quality of life as its central concern. It is spread over 20 acres of lush green surroundings, beside a dam, surrounded by tall mountains and in the lap of mother nature. Nityanand operates in various sectors in the field of mental health. It has a separate psychiatric ward, addiction ward, retirement township and a child guidance centre. Each ward has a central courtyard with big corridors, ample space within the block and well furnished with the ambience like of a traditional village. Comfortable living spaces, full fledged functioning Day-care activity zone, equipped gymnasiums, open dining area, conference hall, pleasant counselling cubicals, jogging tracks, beautiful gardens and playgrounds around make the stay at the centre a memorable experience. Nityanand Rehabilitation Centre which also provides facility to treat drug addiction caters a treatment program aiming to venture from denial to acceptance by teaching the disease concept, giving the necessary skills and also by following the 12 step AA and NA program. Psychiatric experts provide services in the form of Medicine management and monitoring, individual counseling, Group work and family psycho-education. Hence the set-up is a self-sustaining and independent comprehensive structure giving the clients a feeling of ‘Home away from home’ which is cost effective and in a designed paradigm.
Over the period of years NRC, a residential institute, has grown and established itself independently as one of the important institutions in and around Pune and functions independently at 2 set-ups. It is helping clients attain remission, stay stable, prevent future institutionalization and be functional members of the society and achieve a better quality of life.