Community Medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the health of populations. It strives to protect and promote the health and well-being of the community through the Primary Health Care approach.
Health needs of populations are measured and appropriate strategies are developed to improve the health status of the community through health promotion, disease prevention and health protection.
Training in Community Medicine aims at nurturing Primary Care Physicians who can recognize and mange common health problems in the community. The Community-oriented Primary Care Physician will have the ability to identify, prioritize and manage the health problems of the community. He / She would be an effective leader of the health team at primary care level.
The Community Physician demonstrates excellence in academics, health research, and leadership skills. He/she is instrumental in development of public health policy, design, implementation and evaluation of health programs and applies them to a broad range of community health issues.
Students of this subject will have to apply the knowledge they have gained in several areas of medicine for the benefit of the community. They are taught the preventive, curative and promotive aspects of every illness. They are also encouraged to involve in the community during their Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship (CRRI).
RURAL HEALTH CENTRE
The Rural Health Centre or the Commune Health Station is where the first diagnosis should be made and responsibility for providing comprehensive, integrated continuing care
We provide a full range of health promotion and prevention services including mother and child care
We provide curative care primarily to ambulatory patients and those with selected conditions.
The services provided in the rural health centre are the following:
1. Out – Patient Consultation
2. Dental consultation and Treatment
3. Laboratory Testing
4. Emergency/First Aid/Minor Surgery
URBAN HEALTH CENTRE
Urban Health Centre is a non-profit Indian organization which aims to address health issues of the urban poor through a consultative and knowledge-sharing approach in partnership with government and civil society
We will address health issues of the urban poor through a consultative and knowledge-sharing approach in partnership with government and civil society. We shall strive to build innovative replicable models and disseminate them to influence similar programs.