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Service Provided

 
Medical Education:
 
 
  1. Once students are admitted to MBBS course they attend 60 hours of teaching during Ist Semester in Community Medicine. During IIIrd&IVthSemester they undergo training for 200 hours in theory lectures, demonstrations and seminars etc in addition to clinical postings of four weeks each and FHAP posting between IVth and Vth Semester . During VIth&VIIthSemester they undergo 50 hours in community medicine which includes 4 weeks posting in the community of 3 hours duration each.
     
  2. After passing the final examination in 4th year students have to undergoCRRI for one year (12 months) in the medical college hospital. Interns will be posted for 2months in the Department of Community Medicine. Of this 1 month will be in rural whereas the other month will be in urban health Centre. Rural Posting is Residential. Here they are likely to learn and acquire the skills to deal effectively with an individual and the community in the context of primary health care.
     
  3. Teaching in community medicine is carried out according to the guidelines provided by MCI & University of Pondicherry. We resort to active learning strategies like group based team learning, Vertical and horizontal integrations, problem based learning, learning by doing, demonstrations, Modular training etc. our faculty are trained at NTTC and FAIMER institute.

 

 

Students performing a role play during health education activity of Clinical posting
 
Services:
 
We provide promotive, preventive and curative services through the network of health centers

 

Centers:

 

 
 
 
 
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Names of the

Centers

 
RHTC
Karikalampakkam

PHC Embalam
 
PHC
Mettupalayam
 
UHTC Lawspet

   Location of each Center

 
Karikalampakkam
 
Embalam
 
Mettupalayam
 
Lawspet

 Population covered by each

center

 
25259
 
6500
 
64584 
 
85892

 Distance from the college

15 Km
15 Km 
1 Km 
5 Km

 

 

Rural health centers under the department:
 
CHC Karikalampakkam and PHC Embalam are the two rural centers under Department of Community Medicine
 
CHC Karikalampakkam:
 
CHC Karikalampakkam is located about 15 kms from IGMC & RI. It is under the Department of Community Medicine since 2014. It covers 19 villages having a total population of about 31009. There are 3 sub-centres under Karikalampakkam namely Uruvaiyar, Korkadu and Aranganur. It is a 30 bedded , 24x7 CHC with laboratory facilities and labor room. CHC provides services to approximately 2.3 lakhs out-patients and 3000 inpatients in a year.
 
PHC Embalam:
 
PHC embalam is located about 15 kms from IGMC & RI. It is under the Department of Community Medicine since 2016. It covers population of about 6500. PHC provides out patient services to the rural population.
 
PHC Mettupalayam:
 
PHC embalam is located about 1Km from IGMC & RI. It is under the Department of Community Medicine since 2016. It covers population of about 64584. PHC  provides out patient services to the urban population.
 
Urban Health Training Centre- PHC Lawspet:
 
PHC Lawspet is located 5 Km from the IGMC & RI. It caters to a population of nearly 85892 from urban area of Pondicherry. There are three sub-centres under this PHC located at Karuvadikuppam(2 nos.) and at Government Quarters (1 no.). This PHC is having OPD, Laboratory facilities along with DOTs centre. Special clinics (Diabetes, Ante-natal, Immunisation, and Adolescent) are also conducted on designated days in a week. AYUSH Clinic and pharmacy is also available at this PHC.

 

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