::: Recent Activities : April 2018
HEMOPHILIA
Department of General Medicine

 
                  Hemophilia is a genetic disorder usually affects only males ,females are carriers occasionally occur in families without a known history of hemophilia. Statistics shows one out of 5000 males is a born hemophiliac.

                  A hemophiliac patient does not bleed faster than a normal person , but it bleeds for a longer period of time .when bleeding occurs into muscle and joints recur frequently and it can cause permanent damage, disability, deformity, chronic pain and even crippling.

                  Hemophilia is treated by infusion of missing clotting factors namely factor VIII and XI , derived from  human blood as well as from totally chemical sources .The treatment of occasional bleeds of single person can exceed 1 lakh rupees annually.

                    As important note is that factor needs to be transfused immediately to the patient , thus hemophilia day centre was established at Coimbatore medical college with about 236 registered patients and hospital, under the guidance of PROF. DR.S.USHA M.D., provides immediate care with zero delay time under the doctor’s guidance on all  24 x 7 days in the to these patients at free of cost. Our Dean prof. DR .B. ASOKAN M.S, MCh, helping us in a tremendous way to give proper treatment at proper time for our persons with hemophilia. Hemophilia day care centre works towards creating a hemophilia  without disability.

 
Department of Community Medicine

A report on IAPSM-WHD-QUIZ-2018, conducted at Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore,
Tamil Nadu

 
Back ground
 
         Department of Community Medicine, Coimbatore Medical College participated in the nationwide IAPSM-WHD-QUIZ-2018 as a part of World Health Day celebrations with the aim to sensitize MBBS students on Universal Health Coverage. We informed the students about the rules of the competition. We enrolled the names of the interested students. We informed and invited the faculty of all departments of Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital to the World Health Day celebrations.
 
Elimination Round

 
           We conducted the elimination round on 5th April 2018 at 1.00 pm.A total of 60 students (20 teams) from second, third and final year MBBS participated in the elimination round. Individual member attended the elimination question paper separately. All the three members were considered for selection to the main round. Four teams were selected for the quiz competition based on elimination round.
 
Main quiz contest:

 
          Main quiz was on 7th April 2017 forenoon, 11.00 am. A total of four teams with three teams from third year and one team from second year each were selected for the main round. The entire World Health day Program was inaugurated by our beloved Dean Dr. B. Asokan, in the presence of Vice-Principal Dr. A. Arjunan, professors and faculty of various Departments of Coimbatore Medical College. There were about 30 faculty members and 150 students as audience of the main event. Toolkit provided by the IAPSM was used for the main round. Certificates were distributed by Professor Dr. P. Kalidas, HOD of Department of Community Medicine to the winning students.
 
Winner team

 
Name Batch
Mohan Prasad
Shriguru
Parthiban
III Year (6thSem)
III Year (6thSem)
III Year (6thSem)
 
Acknowledgement

 
      We would like to acknowledge our Dean Dr. B. Asokan, Dr. A. Arjunan for permitting and supporting us to organize the program. We thank the professors and faculty of various Departments of Coimbatore Medical College for participating and permitting the students to participate in the program. We thank IPASM for encouraging us and providing the resource materials for conducting World Health Day celebrations.

 
A report on -WHD-RANGOLI, POSTER  competition-2018, conducted at Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
 
Back ground

We the Department of Community Medicine, Coimbatore Medical College organized Rangoli and poster competition among MBBS and nursing students as a part of World Health Day celebrations with the aim to sensitize them on Universal Health Coverage. We informed the students about the rules of the quiz competition. We enrolled the names of the interested students. We informed and invited the faculty of all departments of Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital to the World Health Day celebrations.
The entire World Health day Program was inaugurated by our beloved Dean Dr. B. Asokan, in the presence of Vice-Principal Dr. A. Arjunan, professors and faculty of various Departments of Coimbatore Medical College. There were about 30 faculty members and 150 students as audience of the main event Certificates and trophy were distributed by Dr. B.Asokan, Dean, Coimbatore Medical College to the winning team.
 
Poster competition:
            The theme for the day was Universal Health Coverage, Everyone; Everywhere. A total of 13 teams, 10 from II MBBS students with 5 members per team and 3 from nursing students with 2 members per team participated in poster competition. Attractive posters, depicting the theme were displayed in front of the lecture hall, Department of Community Medicine.
 
Rangoli competition:
            A total of 6 teams enrolled for the competition. 3 teams were from MBBS and 3 teams were from nursing students. Visually elegant colorful designs, explaining, Health for All were portrayed by them.   
 
Winner team
 
Competition   Name Batch
Poster MBBS S.Harish
Harish Kanna
Hashim Shahan
VK.Hema
Jayalakshmi.M
 
 
III semester
Nursing G.Narmadha
I.Avilajanet
II year
Rangoli MBBS R.Kavipriya
S.Kavitha
S.Geethashree
 
III semester
Nursing K.Saranya
P.Vennila
II year
 
Acknowledgement

                We would like to acknowledge our Dean Dr. B. Asokan, Dr. A. Arjunan for permitting and supporting us to organize the program. We thank the professors and faculty of various Departments of Coimbatore Medical College for participating and permitting the students to participate in the program.

 
Report on IAPSM - World TB Day – 2018, at Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore,
Tamil Nadu
Background:

          Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in India, accounting for about a quarter of the global TB burden, with highest number of TB and MDR TB cases and second highest number of TB-HIV cases worldwide. Government of India, has reiterated the need to re-strategize, think afresh and to be aggressive in the approach to end TB by 2025.  To sensitize the medical students on Tuberculosis and to awaken “Leaders within them” , we the Department of Community Medicine, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore decided to participate in the nationwide IAPSM – World TB Day Contests – 2018 organized by Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine. Students of all semesters were given briefing about the proposed activities in person and those willing to participate were enrolled in teams.

Number of teams enrolled:
            A total of 6 teams with 8 members each from III semester MBBS students enrolled for “Leaders for a TB Free India” contest. They were sensitized on RNTCP with emphasis on TB suspects identification, referral, notification, counseling by the professor & HOD, department of Community Medicine. Survey was conducted under the guidance of six faculty from the Department of Community Medicine.
 
Activities performed:
 
Field activity 1:


        89 persons residing in Singanallur, Coimbatore an urban area were surveyed about their awareness about Tuberculosis. 80% of the people surveyed, have heard about TB by any means. The major source of information were from TV / news (45%) followed by their family & friends (40%). Majority (61%) of the persons were aware that cough was the major symptom followed by Hemoptysis (24%), fever (20%) and weight loss (13%). Surprisingly 22% were not aware of the signs and symptoms of TB. Among those who had heard of TB, 87.5 % mentioned that air / inhalation of droplet nuclei was the mode of spread. 78.65% of the participants were aware that TB spreads from person to person. 66% and 89% of the screened persons told that TB can be prevented and treated respectively.  83% and 13% believed that diagnosis and treatment for TB could be made at the Government PHC / District hospital and private hospital respectively.  Only 3 persons had no idea about the place for diagnosis and treatment. More than half of participants (70%) had no knowledge about the duration of treatment and its consequences. 
 
Field activity 2:
            Our team consulted and surveyed 25 practitioners, in and around Chinniyampalyam,  Avinashi Road, Coimbatore.  All of them had treated TB cases. 72% of doctors were aware about TB notification through Government order and 24% through communication from DTO.  44% had suspected and notified at least 1 case of TB in the previous month.  Majority of the practitioners (64%) were not aware of NIKSHAY. None of them had experienced any difficulty in TB notification.
 
Field activity 3:
            The students also met and surveyed 10 TB patients admitted in the Department of Thoracic Medicine, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. 4 patients were in Category I, 4 patients in Category II and 2 were MDR – TB cases. They received full support from the society and family. None had any difficulty in receiving the treatment. Only 1 patient experienced early morning vomiting during treatment. Drug adherence was 50 %. Failure to adherence was because of inadequate counseling on the importance of regular drug intake.  
 
Additional activity:   
           An urban slum near Singanallur, Coimbatore was chosen for health education.  Senior TB Treatment Supervisor was contacted and enquiries made regarding the level of awareness about TB and drug adherence. Around 95 community people were made to gather in an Urban Health Centre. Charts prepared in local language, were used as a method of health education. Various aspects of Tuberculosis like burden in India, epidemiology, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms were explained in detail. Also emphasis was made on Multi Drug Resistance - Tuberculosis (MDR – TB), DOTS and its categories, importance of taking regular drugs and complication of TB. Session was made interactive by explaining a lot queries raised by the gathering.  Finally an oath was taken to eliminate TB, The Need of the hour.
 
Winning team:
           
Name Batch
Jay.E
Ayyasamy. M
Madhammal. S
Nandha Krishnan. U
Aarthi Devi. R
Abinandhana. MK
Abirami Anbarasu
Afnan Jahangeer
 
 
 
III semester
 
Acknowledgement:
                     Even a small activity requires support from many persons. At the outset we are very grateful to Dr. B. Asokan, Dean, Coimbatore Medical College for permitting us to conduct this event. We are especially thankful to Dr. P.Kalidas, Head Of Department, Community Medicine and his team for facilitating implementation of this programme. We thank Dr. Shanthi, Medical Officer, Urban Health Centre, Singanallur, Coimbatore and Mr. Selvam, Senior TB Treatment Supervisor for their support. We feel indebted to IAPSM national body and its members for their meticulous efforts in planning and preparation of IAPSM World TB day. We thank you for your extensive support to organize this event.
 
 Department of Paediatric
DATE : 01.04.2018

Department of Paediatrics and District Early Intervention Centre, under Head of the Department Prof.Dr.V.Booma M.D., celebrated World Autism Awareness Day – 2018 (WAAD) on 01.04.2018 at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. The Program was presided by our beloved Dean Prof.Dr.B.Asokan M.S.,M.Ch., along with Deputy Superintendent Prof.Dr.S.Balasubramanian M.S., and Rotary Assistant Governor. 150 teachers handling special children, special educators and primary care physicians from Primary Health Centres participated in the program. IEC material, logo ribbon were released. The program increased awareness about autism among the audience.


 

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