DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE
Scope of Community Medicine:
- To train medical graduates in preventive, promotive and rehabilitative services besides curative care for common health problems.
- To teach them about, socio cultural demographic factors and their role in health outcomes.
- To orient about national health program and health care services and sensitize them about health care activity for preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services.
- Department of community medicine came into existence in the year 2015 with the admission of 100 students. They are taught both theories as well as clinical aspects, especially related to public health.
- MMBS students are trained in different aspects of public health like health sector planning, management, screening, Diagnosis, Prevention of Clinical infection, Communicable and Non- Communicable Diseases (NCD) and Biostatistics.
- Apart from MBBS training, department is also actively involved in research and epidemiological investigations for the state government as well as independent research activities with National and International organizations under college administration and doing health related survey's, health camps and epidemic investigations for the state, working in collaboration with Director of Medical Education and Directorate of Health services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Objectives of our Department
To produce Indian Medical Graduates in modern medicine who will be well-versed and equipped with knowledge, skill and attitude to combat the various health problems faced by the peoples of various strata.
List of Health Centers Catered by Department
Health Centres (Rural and Urban)
Name of the Centres
Upgraded CHC, Darima
UPHC, Nawapara, Ambikapur
Location of each centre
Population covered by each centre
Distance from the college
RURAL HEALTH TRAINING CENTRE (PHC DARIMA)
- Upgraded Community health centre Darima which caters a large area of 15,954 population, is only 19 km. from medical college and serves as RHTC for college.
- Facility is used for teaching and training of the MBBS students, possible regarding practical aspects of various national health programs & health administrative systems promotive & preventive health services to the patient and community along with the curative services and Orientation about planning, organizing and monitoring various important national health programs/services in the community settings.
Staff consist of :-
- Medical Officer of Health-cum-Lecturer/Assistant Professor — Dr Abha Ekka (Assistant Professor)
- Rest Medical technical/Non-technical staff no. – 12
- Hospital Statistics:
- MCH - Normal Delivery, Family Planning Services,Referrals
- NPCDCS - Screening Treatment & Referrals
- OPD - 30-40 patients per day
- IPD - 10-15 patients per day
- Delivery conducted - 30-35 per month
- Immunization - All days (Immunization under open vial policy (on each Tuesday & Friday)
- Free drug distribution for various ailments.
- Specialist visit day on 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.
- Facilities under national programme:
- RNTCP - Sputum microscopy, Drug distribution, Referrals.
- NLEP - Microscopy, Drug distribution.
- UIP - Every Day.
- NVBDCP - Testing, Treatment, Referrals.
- NACP - Testing, Referrals.
Dr. Hemlata Thakur
Professor & Head
Dr. Harshal Mendhe
Dr. Manish A. Prasad
Dr. Abha Ekka
Dr. Pralhad Potdar
Dr. Bhavana Pandey
Dr. Ashish Gahwai
Dr. Rashmi Purey
Dr. Asha Suman Minj
Dr. Varsha Shrivastava
Mr. Akash Raj Verma
- List of Non-teaching staff.