DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE
The department is located on the ground Floor of the Teaching Block opposite the main entrance, in the western end. Clinical services are provided inMedicalCollegeHospital.
PREVENTIVE CLINIC (OP 60)
Immunization services and antirabies prophylaxis
OP (9am -12 noon) Functions on all days round the year
Casualty services provided for animal bite cases.
6000 new cases managed annually.
IDRV introduced since March 2009
LOCAL OP (urban): (NMCH)
OP : 8AM-11 AM ( Monday to Saturday)
100 patients attend daily .
Available in the Department Laboratory from 9am-4pm ( All working days)
600-700 smears examined / year
Drugs issued as per National Program
REGIONAL PREVENTION OF EPIDEMIC & INFECTIOUS DISEASE CELL:
PEID cell coordinates Disease Surveillance program in the MedicalCollege and
assists with epidemic response inNorth Kerala.
MEDICAL COLLEGE HEALTH UNIT CHERUPPA :
OP -8am-12 noon
Immunisation services –Wednesday 9am-1pm
Outreach immunization in Subcentres
Antenatal clinic and Family Planning: -Thursday (8am -12 noon)
Adolescent and Geriatric clinics
In 2011 - 88050 OP patients and 150 inpatients were treated.
HEALTH EDUCATION :
Assists with IEC Services in schools, colleges ,other agencies and media.
Assists with outreach programs for National Health programs ,social agencies and NGOs.