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Govt. Villupuram Medical College and Hospital

Department of General Medicine

 
       The basic clinical functions of the Department of General Medicine have been made available from the first  day of functioning of the Government Villupuram Medical College and Hospital, Mundiyampakkam in March 2010, with requisite faculty and infrastructure  stipulations .Over the subsequent period, till now, as per the guidelines and principles laid down in MCI regulations and the norms of the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University,with the constant support and encouragement of the Government of Tamil Nadu, the department has been documenting  a progressive pace of growth in the spheres of  development, patient care, academic, and research activities.
 
Courses offered
 
The course offered in our college is the undergraduate medical degree  course  (MBBS) awarded on due completion, by the Medical Varsity as per rules and regulations. The rules, regulations and syllabus governing the undergraduate degree course are in the websites of  Directorate of Medical Education, the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical university  and the Medical Council of India, which follow, later in this web page.
 
Department of General Medicine

Faculty

 

Professor and HOD 1
 
Associate professors 3
 
Assistant professors 4
 
Senior Residents 6
 
Junior Residents 12
 
 
 
Total number of medical units - 4
 
Each unit is headed by a Professor/ Associate Professor
 
Supporting staff
 
 
ECG technician                         1
store keeper                         1
Stenographer                          1
lab technician                         1
Record clerk                         1
 
 
 
Out patient services
 
                  All days including Government holidays from 7.30am to 12.00 noon by Assistant professors/Senior residents  and  subsequently seen by  DAP (Duty Assistant Physician).If admitted, all critically ill patients are attended by Casualty medical officers initially to triage & subsequently  handed over to duty medical specialists/Assistant Professor/S R /J R – on duty. Average OP patients attended is given below



 


 
                       Year           O.P.     Census
2014 (JAN-DEC) 2,63,834
 
 
 




Emergency patients
Emergency patients are attended at casualty 24hours/ 7 days a week by Casualty Medical Officers  and subsequently seen by Medical specialist – Assistant Professor/DAP(Duty Assistant Physician). After triaging, patients are shifted to the appropriate  facility ( A E ward/I M C U) for further management.


 
 
Admission days
 
 
Monday Unit I/unit III on alternate weeks
Tuesdays Unit II
Wednesdays Unit III
Thursday Unit IV
Friday Unit I
Saturday Unit II/ Unit IV on alternate weeks
Sunday All 4 units in rotation
 
 
 
Year I.P. Census
2013 4192
2014 5327
 
Medical OP rooms
 
 
Male Room No. 8
Female Room No. 7
 
Special clinics
 
         The various systemic diseases of vital importance with life threatening potential  are attended to, at our services offered in  special clinics  as follows:
Cardiology clinic
 Neurology clinic
Geriatric clinic
Hemophilia clinic
Diabetic clinic
Hypertension clinic
Master Health Check up
Noncommunicable Diseases Clinic

 
Cardiology clinic
   
Cardiology clinic is conducted on all Saturdays between 10am and  12noon . I H D patients, Rhematic heart disease & congenital heart disease patients are followed up and new patients  are registered  for regular care. Annually total n/o cases under follow up are upto 2000 in number.
 
Neurology clinic
 
Neurology clinic  is conducted on Mondays & Thursdays Between 10am and 12noon  Here  the patients who are in regular follow up for stroke, neuropathy and chronic degenerative, demyelinating disorders and  seizure disorders are monitored periodically[fortnightly].
Total patients, registered annually are around 2000 in number.
 
 
Diabetology clinic
Diabetic clinic Fridays and Tuesdays Between 10am and 12noon
handles registered patient strength of around  3500  on regular followup. Type  1  DM cases constitute 25 patients to the load.
 
 
Hypertension clinic
        Hypertension clinic Wednesdays Between 10am and 12 noon.
3000 cases are under regular follow up after due registration.




 
Geriatric Clinic
      Geriatric clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays Between 10am and 12noon    1000 cases are registered & under follow up.
 
Hemophilia Clinic
         Hemophilia clinic on Wednesdays Between 10am and  12noon      
60  patients are registered and under regular follow up.


 
Master health check up
 Commenced in the month DEC-2011, functions  on all government working days Between 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.Total number of beneficiaries  till DEC-2012  = 2674. Comprehensive health care screening are done for all the patients here and referred to appropriate departments  if needed.
Noncommunicable Diseases Clinic
    Conducted on all Weekdays from 9-00 am to 4.00pm  at 17 OP
Screening done for Cancer Cervix , Breast, Hypertension and Diabetes and refered to respective departments
 
 ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
          The 1st and 2nd clinical year medical students OP clinics are handled by the Professor, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors in turn from 8-00am to 9-30 am on all weekdays .IP student clinics for the students are conducted by the same faculty from 10-00 am to 1200 noon on all week days excepting Saturday. Weekly assessment sessions are held for the students on Saturdays from 10-00 am to 1200 noon by Associate professors and Professor.In the IP sessions , clinical demonstration is done on basic clinical procedures and clinical signs .Theory classes for 2nd year students are conducted in the post lunch session following the Varsity Syllabi.    



                        
MONTHLY PHYSICIAN MEET
           Monthly physician meet is conducted on the last Thursdays between 1200 and 1-30 pm .Discussed herein interesting and rare cases and difficult clinical situations encountered with all faculties of medicine and allied departments .  
 
1st CME(Continuing  Medical Education)
CME on HIV  part I  -- on 1.12.2014
 
Opportunistic infections  in HIV infected persons on anti retroviral treatment,Post exposure prophylaxisis Surgery in HIV  persons
 
            2nd CME
CME on HIV part II --  on  20/02/2014
 
By  Govt Villupuram Medical  College
ART prescription
Universal Work Precautions
Opportunistic Infections
                                                                                                                                    
  3rd CME
Update of Common Infections  on 16.3.2014
                                       Appollo Hospitals, Chennai                                      
Approach to Acutely Febrile Patients with impending complications Current Trends in  management fo Septicemia
Review of Cerebral Malaria

4th CME
Co-morbid conditions in Diabetes on 12.4.2014

Lipids
Coronary artery disease
Hypertension and
Peripheral artery disease
 
5th CME
CLINICAL UPDATE  ON DENGUE   -  on 28.6.2014

Epidemiology
Clinical features
Denguie in Paediatrics
Notification
Management
 
6th  CME
 
28.7.2014
Approach to poly-arthritis,
 hyperuricaemia
overview of rheumatoid arthritis


            7th   CME
SYSTEMIC HYPERTENSION on  19-12 2014

Hypertension –When to Diagnose?
Workup and Evaluation of Hypertension
Emerging Trends in Hypertension Treatment
 
FUTURE CME’s  2015
January – Medical Emergencies
February- Acute Kidney Injury
March- Acute Hepatitis
April- Congestive Heart Failure
May – Common Cardiac Arrythmias
June- Update on Chest pain.
July- Prediabetes –What is it all about?
August- CME on Thyroid Disorders
September – Peripheral Neuropathy
October – An Update on Seizure Disorders
November – ARDS Revisited
December – An Update on Regional Endemic Infections 
 
     RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
 

Research paper under review:ACUTE UNDIFFERENTIATED FEVER in HOSPITALISED ADULTS – an OBSERVATIONAL STUDYin RURAL INDIA.
Ongoing research paper: BIOCHEMICAL ALTERATIONS IN SNAKEBITE VICTIMS [in association with Dept of Biochemistry,GVMC]
Proposed research paper: THE CLINICAL FEATURES AND DISEASE SPECTRUM OF NEWLY DIAGNOSED HIV+  Patients in A RURAL TERTIARY CARE CENTRE [GVMC]
 
      Guest lectures
 
Guest lecture on world health day -7.4.2014 by Dr Punitha, M.D.
Lecture on Hemophilia on world hemophilia day on 17.4.2014 by Dr Raju M.D.
Glimpses of gliptins (incretin based therapy) on 11.7.2014 by Prof T.Ravindran
Management of Hemophilia and inhibitors by Dr. Flavia Bandeira
 
 
   Public awareness programmes
 
Rally involving health care workers and public with group discussion with theme on prevention of diabetic complications  on diabetic day – 14.11.2014
HIV Awareness programme conducted in Govt.Villupuram Medical College.
Awareness of public about H1N1 infection at collectorate of Villupuram by Dr.  A.S.Rajendran
  
 
 
Web Sites:
 www.tnhealth.org       www.tnmgrmu.ac.in       www.mciindia.org
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

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