DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
Department is always committed and working for the welfare of the community since it came into existence. It is extensive department with versatile following activities -Teaching and Training; Research; Patient care in UHTC, RHTC ; Outreach activities (Hospital on Wheels, Mobile Telemedicine Bus and Bhairpura Telemedicine Center.
Infrastructure of the department includes museum, UG Lab, research lab, library and demonstration room with well equipped equipments for teaching and training of undergraduate and post graduate students. Museum showcases are with more than 250 charts, specimen and models of various sections like Nutrition, Environment and R.C.H. etc.
Various innovative and interactive teaching methods are used to enhance academic knowledge of students. Despite routine teaching & training activities PG Students also participate in numerous research activities. The various topics of Epidemiology and Biostatistics are taught to UG, PG & Paramedical Students.
- Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC)
- SRMS-IMS Hospital on Wheels
- Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC)
- Bhairpura Telemedicine Centre
- SRMS IMS Mobile Telemedicine Bus
Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC)
Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC) operates as an e-centre in the heart of Bareilly City at Rampur Garden. This centre caters about 50,000 people living in the surrounding urban slum areas within 5 km radius and providing health care services to community of 10 slum areas. From March 2018 to February 2019 about 15279 patients have been seen in UHTC.
Family Survey has been completed once in last year in Field Practice areas of RHTC & UHTC, Department of Community Medicine.
Apart from it, Department of Community Medicine is providing healthcare services with its extensive Community coverage by various outreach activities and is presenting an unbeatable performance in the field of public health by providing the medical facilities from door to door with the help of Mobile Telemedicine Bus and Hospital on Wheels.
SRMS-IMS Hospital on Wheels
SRMS-IMS Hospital on Wheels was inaugurated by Honorable Ex-Chief Minister of UP Shri Akhilesh Yadav on 18th October, 2015 where two Air-conditioned buses have been customized into “Hospital on Wheels” providing facilities of mammography, X-ray, eye examination, audiometry, OPD & free pharmacy, pathology and minor OT. All 15 blocks of Bareilly district have been covered two times by Mobile hospital. Since January, 2018 the bus is serving the patients belonging to neighboring districts. It has taken 15 visits of district Pilibhit. Currently, it is on the round of Bareilly. From March 2018 to February 2019 about 14,300 patients have been seen in Hospital on Wheels.
Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC)
Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) is situated at Village Dhaura Tanda is an e-centre providing regular OPD and emergency services to a population of around 63754 people living in some of the remote areas of the region with total 24 villages. From March 2018 to February 2019 about 26,559 patients have been seen in RHTC.
Bhairpura Telemedicine Centre
Bhairpura Telemedicine Centre – A new centre of Telemedicine which is an emerging field in health arising out of the synergistic convergence of information Technology with Medical Science was established at Bhairpura village since June, 2016. Total 15,456 patients have been seen at Bhairpura Telemedicine centre from March 2018 to Feb. 2019.
SRMS IMS Mobile Telemedicine Bus
SRMS IMS Mobile Telemedicine Bus was inaugurated by the Honorable Health Minister (UP) Shri Siddharth Nath Singh on 23 Sept. 2017. State Finance Minister, Shri Rajesh Agarwal was present to grace the event. Various Health care services are provided to patients through video conferencing with specialist consultation. Other facilities which are provided in the mobile telemedicine bus are free consultation, monitoring vital records, basic investigation facilities like Hb and Blood Sugar estimation, ECG, ANC diagnostics, spirometry and free drug distribution.
All description of patients is being maintained by electronic Medical record for reference in future also. Mobile Telemedicine visits 6 Tehsils of dist. Bareilly on specific days of the week. A total of 27,463 patients have been seen in the mobile telemedicine bus from Jan. 2018 to Feb. 2019.
Department also caters community health service coverage by various outreach activities like camps, health talks, awareness campaigns, group discussion & counseling as per theme related to public health problems and also according to WHO day’s theme. A Biostatistical unit is functioning well in the department for guiding and supervision for application of appropriate statistical tests to post graduate students in all the medical specialties.
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RESEARCH & PUBLICATION
There are 05 research projects including 02 international projects are being run by the department. One International project tilted “Home Based Newborn Care Project”, is being run in coordination with UNICEF. Under this project, faculty members monitor quality of training given to ASHA and skill assessment of ASHA during their home visit. Also a project “INSPIRE” is functioning through the department which is run by INCLEN, International Project.
Department of Community Medicine always use to organize National Days and World Days of public health importance, These days are being celebrated in the department & its peripheral centre and Mobile hospital to generate awareness amongst Community population regarding some important aspects of Health. A brief description of some days is as follows:
World Health Day (7th April,18)
Theme – “Universal Health Coverage Everyone Everywhere.” A media based IEC campaign was arranged through visual display regarding Universal Health Coverage Everyone Everywhere at various locations in SRMS Hospital and SRMS IMS. At RHTC & UHTC Health Education awareness talk and focus Group Discussion on Health Seeking Behavior was held. Health Activities were also organized at Bhairpura and Mobile Telemedicine Centre.
World Breastfeeding Week, (1-7 August, 18)
Theme – “Foundation of Life.” Many academic activities were run throughout the week. Department of Gynecology, Pediatrics and Community Medicine, in combination, organized debate competition and quiz. UG students, PG students and interns participated in these activities.
World AIDS Day, (1st December, 18)
Theme – “Know Your Status”. A human chain and Rally was organized from SRMS IMS to Bhojipura Railway Station and back. A Nukkad Natak was performed in front of OPD at SRMS hospital. A media based IEC campaign was arranged through visual display regarding HIV/AIDS awareness at various locations in SRMS Hospital and SRMS IMS. At RHTC, a talk was delivered. At UHTC, a rally was organized comprising of around 100 persons. A talk was delivered at Bhairpura and Mobile Telemedicine center.
Global Hand Washing Day, 15th October
Theme – “Clean Hands – A recipe for Health.” Activities were organized by department at various health & training centers of department viz. RHTC, UHTC, Bhairpura Telemedicine Centre & Hospital Auditorium. RHTC (18th Oct. 2018), interns & MSW visited the village Sarpanch’s House and School also where they addressed the villagers & Students about the benefits of good hand hygiene and how numerous diseases can be prevented by simple hand washing. UHTC (16th Oct., 2018), Interns visited two schools (Vaidhahi School, Siklapur and Vishnupal Sadan, Kalibari) of the field practice area of Department of Community Medicine & conducted activities to educate the students about Hand hygiene & hand washing. They also demonstrated to community at Faltungunj about proper hand washing practices and hand hygiene.
Anti Leprosy Day, (30 Jan., 19)
Theme – Let’s Join Hands Together to Raise Voice against, Leprosy & Cancer Day, (04 Feb.,19): Theme:- “I Am & I Will”.
Video Presentation, Health Talk, Pamphlet distribution, were organized by department at various health & training centers. They tried to generate awareness amongst community by telling the patients and their relatives about the signs and symptoms of Leprosy & Cancer Respectively. They also tried to make them familiar with the diagnostic treatment available and tried to remove the social stigma attached with leprosy & Fear with Cancer.
Community health Training component of Medical students, Nursing students and Interns. U.G. students use to go for family visits under supervision of faculty, Post Graduate students and MSW for their training as well as they sensitize and motivate Community for Various Public Health issues and Nursing students also visit to area as for their Training and they counsel pregnant woman and parents with age 24 months children for proper nutritional advice to them.