IMPORTANT NOTICE: At Fortis Healthcare, we are fully supportive of the National priorities set out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Further to the directives of the Government provided in their press release dated 8th Nov 2016, payments at Government hospitals can be made through 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes. In view of the hardship being caused to the large number of patients at private hospitals, we have made an urgent representation to the Government that this exemption should apply equally, for payments, at private hospitals. We are following up with the authorities and hope the Government will step in quickly to resolve this anomaly. Meanwhile, at Fortis hospitals across the country, we continue to accept payments through credit card, debit card and electronic banking transfers. As 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes are no longer legal tender we are only accepting 100 Rs and lower currency notes. As per Government regulation, a PAN card and legitimate ID proof is however required for payments in cash exceeding Rs 50,000. Meanwhile we continue to ensure that emergency cases get immediate medical attention without delay whatsoever and have put in more administrative staff and help desks to assist patients.

Doctor Profile

Dr. Parmanand Kulhara

Dr. Parmanand Kulhara, MD

Consultant Fortis Hospital, Mohali


Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences

OPD Schedule - +91 172 469 2222, +91 172 502 1222

MD (Psychiatry) 1974; FRCPsych (London,UK) FAMS (India);Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society, Fellow of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry, Founder Member, Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry, International Member of American Psychiatric Association.

Professional Memberships Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK; International Member, American Psychiatric Association, Fellow, Indian Psychiatric Sopciety

For 6 years (1977-1983) Dr Kulhara was a Consultant Psychiatrist in the National Health Service of the UK. Joined PGIMER, Chandigarh as Associate Professor of Psychiatry in July 1983 and superannuated as Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, on 31st October 2011.

  • Dr. Vidya Sagar Award of the Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Dr. DLN Murty Rao Oration Award of the Indian Psychiatric Society

Dr Kulhara graduated from Government Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh in 1968. He joined as a House Physician in Medicine at Nehru Hospital, PGIMER, Chandigarh. He then did 3 year Residency Training in Psychiatry (1970-1972) in the Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh. Thereafter,he received Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK in 1974. He trained in Psychiatry at Guy’s Hospital, London, UK, and the University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Clinical Interests/ Specialised Treatments /Area of Expertise: Psychiatry. Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia and stress related disorders and Drug Addictions

Research and Publications: Nearly 200 research papers in leading national and international scientific journals.