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                        TRIENNIAL REPORT

                                    ON THE

                    Working of the Ranchi Indian
                      Mental Hospital, Kanke, in
                    Bihar and Orissa for the years

1.  Provinces served.—During the triennium under review
this hospital continued to receive patients as in the previous
years from the provinces of Bengal and Bihar and Orissa.

2.  Administration.—During the early part of the triennium
under report, namely from 1st January 1930 to 8th August 1930,
Dr. P. C. Das, M.B., First Assistant Superintendent, held charge
of the hospital as I was on leave ex-India. On return from
leave I assumed charge of the hospital on the 9th August 1930
and continued till the end of the triennium under review except
for a short period of one month and seven days, when I was
away on leave for reasons of health, making over charge to the
First Assistant Superintendent.

3.  Accommodation.—The accommodation of the hospital
remained the same as in the previous years, viz., 1,014 for males
and 272 for females, total 1,286. The bed accommodation is
distributed in the proportion of three-fourth to Bengal and
one-forth to Bihar and Orissa. The male section of the hospital
remained congested throughout the triennium and 50 emergency
beds sanctioned by Government for this section in 1929 were in
great demand throughout the period under report. Owing to
financial stringency none of the badly needed additional buildings
included in the scheme of expansion of this hospital could be

4.  Patients.—The following table shows the number of
patients resident in the hospital on the 1st January of the three
years of the triennium under report:—





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