T The department of Community Medicine runs the Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) in Lokikere and was established in the year 2008. The RHTC is situated about 17 kms from SSIMSRC, Davangere. It serves a population of 13692 and has three subcentres – Lokikere A, Lokikere B and Shygale B. The RHTC has an out patient department (OPD) and in-patient department (IP) with 6 beds which functions every day. The OPD has facilities for examination of the patient, conducting minor surgical procedures and provision for basic laboratory investigations to cater to the health needs of the population. The diagnosis and treatment of the patients is free including distribution of drugs. Specialty visits by department of OBG, Pediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Dermatology are given every week. Outdoor- Services / Health education provided by RHTC are: School health checkups, Anganwadi health checkups, Suvarna arogya chetana, education of all lactating mothers about breastfeeding and immunization and observation of all important National health days. Interns are trained in RHTC daily. Family folders containing details of each household belonging to RHTC area are being maintained. Pradhana Manthri Mathruthva Abhiyana is done on 9th of every month.