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Indlas Shantivan Rehabilitation and De- addiction centre and Indlas Child Guidance Clinics (ICGC) are subsidiaries of VIMHANS Hospital. Indlas Shantivan Rehabilitation and De- addiction centre is a 120 bedded speciality centre built in the serene landscapes of Nunna, a suburb of Vijayawada to take care of the needs of those with chronic mental illness and drug abuse.

Established in 1983, VIMHANS hospitals, is the front runner in offering comprehensive mental health care in the state of Andhra
Dr I.R.S ReddyPradesh. Dr Indla Ramasubba Reddy is the Founder Director of VIMHANS.

The center will be run under the expertise and leadership of 2 leading psychiatrists of the country Dr. Indla Ramasubba Reddy and
Dr. Vishal Indla. Dr. Indla Ramasubba Reddy has been offering psychiatric services and is a household name in psychiatry in the entire state of Andhra Pradesh. He is the current Director of VIMHANS and Shantivan and he is a pioneer in the field of mental healt. He was the Past President of Indian Psychiatric Society and SAARC Psychiatric Federation.

Dr Vishal IndlaDr. Vishal Indla"s is a gold medalist from the prestigious central government Institute NIMHANS, Bangalore and has been offering psychiatric services at VIMHANS hospital (Vijayawada). Shantivan in many ways is Dr. Vishal"s brain child. He has toured a lot of rehabilitation centers in India and abroad to study various rehabilitation models. His expertise and keenness in making this center a unique one ensures the best facilities and practices are implemented at Shantivan.

These doctors are ably assisted by a highly qualified and committed team of psychiatrists, clinical and counselling psychologists, occupational therapists, yoga therapists and social workers .

VIMHANS is accredited for DNB in Psychiatry by the National Board of Examinations, for post graduate training in Psychiatry. VIMHANS Hospital admits 4 students per year and prides on excellent academics and results. VIMHANS alumni are all very well placed at various institutions across the country.

VIMHANS is also recognized by N.T.R University, Andhra Pradesh, as a centre of excellence, for Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. VIMHANS is the first and only hospital in Andhra Pradesh to be offering Fellowship courses in Child Psychiatry.

Dr Swapna IndlaWe have been creating happy families, bringing smiles to millions of faces and promoting mental health in the community.

Dr. Swapna Indla, an ophthalmologist by profession, is Chief Administrative Officer at Shantivan. Her interest and passion in the care of those with chronic mental illness is evident in the way the center"s landscaping, architecture has been planned.