Community Medicine


COMMUNITY MEDICINE OUTREACH PROGRAMME

WORLD DIABETES DAY OBSERVATION 2017– REPORT

Community medicine department in association with general medicine, Gynecology, NSS unit and school of nursing conducted world diabetes day observation on 18th November 2017 at Pharmacy Junction. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Mujeeb Rahman (Medical Superintendent) and Dr. Gireesh Raj (Dean).

The function started with procession by community medicine department, 7th semester MBBS, first year MBBS students and NSS unit volunteers inside the MES Medical College campus. Theme introduction (Women and Diabetes, Our right to a Healthy Future) was done by Dr Sherin Ishaque (PG in charge). Then a talk on Gestational Diabetes was delivered by Dr. Preethi from Gynecology department followed by role play on causes, Do’s and Don’t by 7th semester MBBS students.Procession by community Medicine dept, 7th semester and 1st year MBBS students.Talk on Gestational diabetes by Dr. Preethi and role play by 7th semester students

The programme continued with role play by 1st year MBBS students on complication of diabetes and about GDM. Other programme includes poster exhibition, pamphlet and food chart distribution by MBBS students. Food exhibition was done by nursing students.

Role play, poster and food exhibition by students. The memento was given by Dr Mujeeb Rahman and Dr.Gireesh Raj to students who won first price in best paper presentation at KUHS National Conference Trivandrum.

WORLD FIRST AID DAY OBSERVATION – 2017

Community medicine department in association with Emergency medicine and NSS unit conducted world first aid day observation at porur panchayath on 13th September 2017. The panchayath president inaugurated the function, vice president and other panchayath membersfacilitated the programme. Welcome speech was delivered by Dr. SherinIshaque (PG), Presidential address was given by Dr. N.M Sebastian(Professor, community medicine dept), vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. KanniyanBinub(Assistant professor, community medicine dept). After the inauguration Training programme on first aid headed by Dr. Mohammed shaffi (Assistant professor, Emergency medicine dept) was given to 30 Club volunteers,Anganwadi workers and Asha workers in porur panchayath. Training programme was held from 10 am to 5 pm on basic life support,choking,first aid on burns, snake bite, drowning, logroll, stabilization of cervical spine. After delegating them to 5 groups hand on exercise was given for basic life support and choking using manikins. Afternoon session was an interactive session, Participants cleared their doubts on first aid, video clipping on first aid management was shown to them.

Presidential address by Dr. N.M Sebastian (Professor, department of community medicine)

7th semester MES medical college students came up with pluck cards and 4 posters on basic life support, first aid management of snake bite, burns and drowning. The programme ended with certificate distribution to each participants.

Training programme and hands on CPR by Dr. Mohammed Shaffi (Assistant professor, Emergency medicine department MES medical college)

Other postgraduates, staff & MBBS students posted in our department helped a lot in the successful completion of this event.

SCHOOL HEALTH CHECK UP – MES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PATTAMBI– REPORT

The Department of Community Medicine, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna organized a health checkup camp for school students at MES international school Pattambi.

The camp was conducted in the school on 27/07/2017, 28/07/ 2017, 31/07/2017, 01/08/2017&02/08/2017(5 days) from 9 am to 4 pm Dr. G.Nandini, Asst.Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, Dr.SherinIshaque (PG), Dr.AbdulNizar(PG), Sri.Sujith E.U(MSW), Miss.SanithaP.P(HI), Smt.Philomina V.J(Lab technician), Smt.Subhalakshmi(Staff Nurse) Dr.Sanam Mahmood,Dr.Prinsa Mathai, Dr.Samrooda N., Dr.Najeeb P.A., Dr.Jumanath A.K., Dr.Loolu Fathima, Dr.JumanaHaseen N.S, Dr.Nabeel (all house surgeons) were posted for the camp . All 2484(1339 in primary sections & 1245 in UP, High school & Hr. Secondary sections) students in the school underwent health checkup in this camp.

Health checkup and vision testing

We checked the following: Height, weight, BMI, vision, present illness, past illness, scholastic performance, general & systemic examination. Some of the students who need special attention were referred to higher centers School health counselors and medical team assisted us.

We were able to identify immunized and partially immunized children. “Weight for age” of many children were low suggesting the prevalence of malnutrition among these school children. Learning & speech disabilities, vision defects, skin problems, ENT problems, low back ache were other health problems that were identified and referred. An exhibition of posters and an awareness class on “Substance Abuse” were conducted on 02/08/2017. High school and Higher Secondary School students attended this awareness session.

Poster exhibition and awareness class

WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK – 2017 OBSERVATION – REPORT

World Breast Feeding Week was observed on 4th of August, Friday at Pharmacy Junction in MES medical college. Programme was organised by Department of Community Medicine in association with the NSS unit of MBBS students in MES medical college.

Programme started at 10:30am with a prayer by NSS students. Then Dr Eves Katherine(PG student) welcomed the dignitaries to the dais. Function was presided by our HOD, Dr Sheela P Haveri who talked about the intention behind observing the World Breast Feeding Week. Our Dean, Dr Ramla Beegam inaugurated the function and delivered a talk on importance of Breast feeding. Dr Meera Karunakaran Associate Professor delivered the theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding week:– ‘Breastfeeding: a key to Sustainable Development’ and the links between breastfeeding and the environment as part of our advocacy. Felicitation address was given by Mr Unnikrishnan, NSS Programme Committee Member. Dr N M Sebastian(Professor) ,Dr Nandini G,( Assistant Professor and Programme Officer of NSS Unit, MES Medicalcollege) and Dr Kanniyan Binub(Asst Professor and Staff representative of NSS Unit) from department of Community Medicine also attended the function. Mr Arman( MBBS student) delivered the vote of thanks .

After the inaugural session, a video presentation was done to create awareness about importance of breast feeding. This was followed by skits, presented by the MBBS students posted in the Department of Community Medicine. The skits effectively conveyed the message of sustaining breast feeding, and were both entertaining and thought-provoking. Through role-play, the students highlighted the importance of exclusive breast feeding, advantages of breast feeding to mother & baby and community involvement in breast feeding. After this, there was an interactive session with the assembled mothers and general public, to clear any doubts regarding sustaining breast feeding. Eye-catching and informative Posters were exhibited by the MBBS students as part of this programme. Around 70 people attended the function. Programme ended up at 11:30am.

Dr Meera Karunakaran (Faculty in-charge), and Dr Eves Katherine( Post-graduate student) co-ordinated the events. Other postgraduates, staff & MBBS students posted in our department helped a lot in the successful completion of this event.

SEMINAR ON ARDRAM MISSION – A REPORT

Dr Nandhini G and Dr Kanniyan Binub from the Department of Communiy Medicine attend seminar on Ardram mission on 20.7.2017 at SHSRC ,Trivandrum. The schedule of the seminar is attatched here with.All the sessions were conducted as per schedule.

Focus Areas

  • To convert selected 140 Primary health centres in the state to family health centres which are patient friendly providing Comprehensive health care.
  • FHCs will function with minimum of 3 medical officers, 4 staff nurses,one lab technician with minimum standards to ensure patient friendliness and services as per clinical guidelines and treatment protocols.
  • Services are both institution based and field based through standardised infrastructure ,additional human resources, civil constructions and equipments to be provided by LSGD institutions.
  • Monitoring and evaluation is to be done by LSGD , Health department and a third party.
  • Strengthening of curative services through standardised treatment protocols and clinical guidelines for 53 common conditions, capacity building for doctors and paramedical personnels.
  • Improving quality of preventive, promotive, rehabilitative and palliative care, strengthening of field activities and integration of volunteer groups.
  • Starting New clinical services-SWAAS-Management of COPD and Asthma. ASWAAS-Management of mental depression and counselling.
  • Convergence of different departments.
  • Providing outreach instituitional services in orphanage, schools, old age home ,hostels and work place.
  • Implementation of all national existing programmes would continue.
  • Referral services following clinical guidelines.
  • Provide transportation for emergency care.
  • Portability and continuity of care by E health, Family health register .
  • Community participation would be ensured by involving NGOs.
  • We were asked to give suggestions regarding the Role to be played by the Community Medicine department in Ardram Mission through email to shsrckerala@gmail.com

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