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Community Medicine - Medical Camps

Community Medicine Medical Camps 2018:

Medical camps were organized by Department of Community Medicine, SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre, SS Sparsh and SS Narayana Nethralaya, Davangere in association with College of Dental Sciences, Davangere

The medical camps were inaugurated by Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa, Honorary Secretary, BEA, MLA, Davangere, Ex Minister of Horticulture and APMC, GoK; Smt. Dr Prabha Mallikarjun, Davangere; in the presence of Dr. B. S. Prasad, Principal, SSIMS& RC, Dr. Kaalapppanavar. N, Medical Director, SSIMSRC, Geethalakshmi. R.G, Professor & Head, Dept. of Community Medicine, SSIMS & RC, Dr. Vasundhara Shivanna, Principal, CODS, Davangere, Dr. M.S. Thripulambha, DHO, Davangere and Dr. Manjunath Patil, THO, Davangere.

Blood donation was also arranged at some of the medical camps. Along with the medical health check up, ECHO, ECG, CBC, RBS services were also provided to the community. Health education about diabetes and its prevention and care was given by Dr. Arun Kumar, Vice Principal, SSIMSRC in medical camp of Nittuvalli. A role play was done by nursing students to spread the awareness about diabetes prevention.

Medical camps were organized by Department of Community Medicine, SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre, SS Sparsh and SS Narayana Nethralaya, Davangere in association with College of Dental Sciences, Davangere and Gram Panchayat of Lokikere, Doddabathi, Kakkaragola, Bethur, Kadajji, Sri Ramnagara and Kundwada.

The medical camps were inaugurated by Smt. Dr Prabha Mallikarjun, Davangere in the presence of Dr. B. S. Prasad, Principal, SSIMS& RC, Dr. Kaalapppanavar. N., Medical Director, SSIMSRC, Geethalakshmi.R.G, Professor & Head, Dept. of Community Medicine, SSIMS & RC, Dr. Vasundhara Shivanna, Principal, CODS, Davangere, Dr. M.S. Thripulambha, DHO, Davangere and Dr. Manjunath Patil, THO, Davangere. Blood donation was also arranged at all the medical camps. Along with the medical health check up, ECHO, ECG, CBC, RBS services were also provided to the community.

Medical Camps
Date Place Patients Screened Referred Cases
06/09/2017 Lokikere 603 21
24/09/2017 Doddbathi 484 45
15/10/2017 Kakkargola 784 117
29/10/2017 Bethur 1081 243
12/11/2017 Kadajji 1360 91
10/12/2017 Sriramnagara 1035 126
24/12/2017 Kundvada 1130 39
07/01/2018 Avargere 1665 98
13/01/2018 Vinobanagara 1030 124
21/01/2018 Nittuvalli 1112 369
28/01/2018 Jalinagara 861 368
11/02/2018 Don Bosco school 1505 331
17/02/2018 SSM Nagar 1447 266
04/03/2018 KTJ Nagar 1146 272
Total 15243 2484
  • Training of Trainers on RNTCP PMDT Guidelines 2017 was held on 9th & 10th March 2018 at Fortune Park, JP Celestial by KHPT (NGO). Dr Geethalakshmi R.G, Dept. of Community Medicine was one of the participants and Dr Anup Banur, Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine was one of the resource persons.
  • RNTCP TOG -2016 training for faculty organized by Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka at St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru on 15th & 16th March 2018. Dr Rakesh, Dept. of Community Medicine, Dr Prakah Gundigatti, Dept. of General Medicine and Dr Ajith E.T, Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine were the participants.
  • Fourth Quarter-2017 core committee meeting was held on 15/03/2018 at the College Council Hall. Twelve people attended the meeting including Dr Shilpa, Medical Officer, District TB Centre.
  • State level RNTCP Quiz 2018, College round was conducted for undergraduate students and interns in SSIMS & RC on 16/03/2018. Fifty students (25 teams and one spot registered team) participated in the Quiz and top two places were awarded with prizes.
  • Dr. V.L Jayasimha, Professor, Dept. of Microbiology was deputed to attend training at National Tuberculosis Institute, Bengaluru on 22/03/208 and Dr Kiran L.J, Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology was deputed for the same on 23/03/2018.
  • World TB day was observed by SSIMS & RC, organized by Dept. of Community Medicine. A rally by undergraduate students, interns & doctors of SSIMS & RC in Davangere city, around the Municipal Corporation, Mandakkki Bhatti along with a street play nursing staff and two role plays by nursing students. Sky lanterns were released by Dr. Prabha Mallikarjun along with Principal, Medical Director, Vice Principals, HOD of Community Medicine, SSIMS & RC and DTO, Davangere in the evening in Hospital Block. It was also accompanied by health talks and playing video clippings for the general public assembled in the hospital.


  • Dr Rakesh (Dept. of Communiuty Medicine) & Dr. Ajith (Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine) attended TOT Worshop on Revised Programmatic Management of DR TB (PMDT) Guidelines – 2017, organized by KHPT in Bengaluru on 20 – 21st April 2018. Dr Anup Banur was the resource person.
  • Dr Anup Banur went as resource person for CME on PMDT Guidelines in SNMC, Bagalkot on 29th April 2018.
  • Dr Ratnaprabha (Dept. of Communiuty Medicine) attended the same training on 4 – 5th May 2018 in Bengaluru.
  • IAPSM organized national level short educational video contest against tuberculosis on the occasion of World TB Day (24th March 2018) for UG & PG students of medical colleges. Dr Madonna D’souza (2nd year PG student form Dept. of Community Medicine) bagged the first prize under PG category under the Karnataka state chapter.
  • Core committee meeting (1st Quarter of 2018) at SSIMS & RC, College Council Hall on 17/05/2018.
  • State Task Force Meeting was organized in SSIMS & RC on 18/05/2018. A total of 70 participants attended the meeting, including nodal officers from different medical colleges of Karnataka, District TB Officers and representatives from USAID and KHPT NGO.
  • RNTCP state level conference was organized by SSIMS & RC, Davangere on 19/05/2018. Dr. Geethalakshmi R.G, Dr. Ashwin Kumar, Dr. Ratnaprabha, Dr. Vinayak J.K, Dr. Rakesh and postgraduate students Dr. Madonna D, DR. Mohammad Muntazeem and Dr. Feye Rose attended the conference. Two oral papers were presented in the conference of whom Dr. Ashwin Kumar won the third best paper award among faculty category.
  • 1. RNTCP Core committee was renewed on 22nd July 2016 and a Core Committee meeting was organized by Dr Geethalakshmi RG, Nodal Officer for RNTCP at SSIMS & RC on 26th July 2016.
  • 2. Dr Raghavan G. District Tuberculosis Officer, Davangere sensitized about “Updates in RNTCP” for all the Core Committee members
  • 3. RNTCP State Task Force (STF) Meeting was held at Bengaluru on 9/08/2016. Dr Geethalakshmi RG, Professor & Head and Nodal Officer for RNTCP at SSIMS & RC along with Dr Ratnaprabha, Assistant Professor, In-charge of RNTCP at SSIMS & RC attended the meeting, representing the Institution.
  • 4. The Department coordinated the sensitization programme by Dr Raghavan G, District Tuberculosis Officer, Davangere for all the staff and PG students of SSIMS & RC about “Updates in RNTCP” during the Academic Body Session on 27/09/2016. Briefings of STF meeting and the statistics of RNTCP activities at SSIMS & RC was presented at the Academic Body Session on 27/09/2016 by Dr Geethalakshmi RG.
  • 5. Dr Geethalakshmi RG, Nodal Officer for DOTS center in SSIMS & RC attended State Task Force meeting organized by State TB Cell, State Task Force in ST. John’s Medical College, Bangalore on 13/06/2017. Objectives of the meeting were to review the RNTCP performance in medical colleges and way forward and to develop an action plan to implement Revised Technical & Operational Guidelines – 2016 in medical colleges.
  • 6. Dr Ratnaprabha, Dr Anoop Banur, Dr Jayasimha and Dr Asha Bullappa underwent Technical and Operational Guidelines (TOG) for TB control in India at SSIMS & RC Davangere, organized by DTO during 19th – 24th May 2017. Dr Geethalaksmi R.G was one of the resource persons for the above mentioned training.
  • 7. Dr Anup Banur was the resource person for TOG training programme in SNMC, Bagalkot on 28th – 29th November 2017
  • 8. Dr Ratnaprabha participated in Active Case Finding programme as an external monitor from 4th – 8th December 2017 in Davangere District
  • 9. Seminar on “Moving towards Tuberculosis free India” organized by Rotary club, Davangere for Rotary members and Department of Biotechnology of Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology (BIET) at the BIET College, Davangere on 19th December 2017. Dr G.D Raghavan, Dr Geethalakshmi R.G, Dr Anup Banur, Dr Balu P.S were the resource persons.
  • 10. Dr Geethalakshmi RG attended State Task Force meeting of RNTCP in Bengaluru on 23/12/2017
  • 11. Third quarter core committee meeting was held at SSIMS & RC, College council Hall in the presence of Dr Shilpa, Medical Officer, District TB Centre, Davangere and Dr B.S Prasad, Principal, SSIMS & RC on 05/01/2018
  • 12. Dr Ratnaprabha attended Zonal Task Force Meet of RNTCP at Kamineni Academy of Medical Science & Research Centre, Hyderabad on 23rd & 24th January 2018.

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