Dept. of Community Medicine

Departments / Dept. of Community Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE


About The Department

It was established in 2002 for teaching clinical subject as part of   UG course in Homoeopathy. It plays a vital role in conducting community oriented activities as part of BHMS curriculum and other extension activities for the wellbeing of the neighboring community through various awareness programmes, medical camps, social surveys, etc. As a teaching department, it makes the students well conversant with the National Health problems of both rural and urban folks of India enabling a Homoeopath to play an effective role in the fields of preventive and social medicine leading to promotion of positive health including family planning.  In order to provide wide exposure to students, we organises, field visit and Health Care extension activities.


Salient Features


·         The department which include a faculty room with library, museum and demonstration room has an ample space of 224.79 sq. m., though we need 100 sq.    m according to minimum standard requirement.

·         Well established Museum with wide collections of Charts, models, specimens etc.

·        Collaborations with NGOs for community oriented activities

·         Conducting Preventive Health Camps and Health Surveys, Medical Camps, School health Programmes, Health Education Programme etc.

·         26 Peripheral health centres in and around Kanyakumari district.

·         Enough vehicle facility for conducting extension activities.

·         Preventive health camp through the peripheral health centers, screening programmes, blood donation camps and other government sponsored health initiatives.


Services Provided


·         Distribution of preventive medicines when an epidemic out break occurs and First aid homoeopathic medicine kit

·         Extension of Home care services for bed ridden patients.

·       Active involvement in Anganwadi programme, PHC, health survey, medical care services for Mentally Retarded people, Governmental programme such as Swatchh Bharat, UBA, Swasthya Rakshan Programme.

·       Participating in Medical Exhibition.

·       Guidance and support for interns and UG students in their dissertation work and STSH programme respectively.

 ·        Co-ordinate various extension activities such as NSS, YRC, RRC, MCH, NCD, Palliative Care, Epidemic Control Programme,           School Health Programme,Learning Disability, Eco-Club, and Science Forum.