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An Autonomous Organization under the Ministry of

AYUSH(Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy)

Community Medicine



             The Department of Community Medicine is involved in teaching of 4th BHMS students as well as research methodology and bio-statistics for PG students. The Department has one museum (for practical demonstration), where different instruments, models and charts related to different subject matters of PSM (e.g. family planning, nutrition, immunization, medical entomology, public health, etc.) is preserved for practical classes. All the classes, both theory and practical, are guided by the CCH regulation and in accordance with the curriculum prescribed by the University.

The students visit different places of public health importance as part of their field visits in accordance with the prescribed university curriculum. The final year students were taken to 24.04.2014 to National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, where the students were exposed to the recent developments in the field of research activities, fundamental, clinical and animal experimentation related to cholera and other enteric diseases, and also related to HIV and AIDS .They were also exposed to the state of art facility available for research at different divisions of NICED. Second field was to Singur Rural Health Centre on 28.04.2014 where they have been exposed to various activities of a rural health centre. The third field visit was to Indira Gandhi Water Treatment Plant, Palta, Barakpore, on 29.04.2014, where they were exposed on how the water from the river Hooghly is purified and safe drinking water is supplied to the whole city of Kolkata . The fourth field visit was on 2.05.2014 to the Urban Health Centre, Chetla, field practice unit of All India Institute of Public Health & Hygiene, where the students had a practical experience of how a PHC functions . The fifth field visit was on the Infectious disease Hospital, Beliaghata, Kolkata on 6.05.2014 where they have been exposed to management of different types of  infectious diseases like Diphtheria, Tetanus, Chicken pox, Meningitis, Rabies etc. Kolkata. The sixth field visit was to Mother Diary Calcutta, in two groups on 21.05.2015 and 22.05.2015. where the students are exposed to methods of pasteurizations  of milk and production of different milk products.           

 Every year from 10th January to 16th January the Homoeopathic Camp at Gangasagar Mela is being organized by this Dept. with the help from Hospital Section.

          The Interns, 20th & 21st  batch, were sent to ID Hospital as well as to Bidhannagar Sub-divisional Hospital for two weeks training in management of infectious diseases and for exposure to various National Health Programmes that were being carried out through Primary health centre respectively on monthly rotation basis.