The discipline of Social and Preventive Medicine started, as a part time subject, functioning in State Health Institute (SHI) as "State Medicine" in 1915. In 15th March, 1958, the full time Department of Social & Preventive Medicine was developed and started its functioning in a three room complex in southern side of Administrative Block and was consequently shifted to the new five stories building.
It offers course of studies leading to Diploma in Public Health, MD and PhD degree, IGNOU (PGDMCH) and Certificate course in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM) in recognition of the excellent work of the department, the government of India upgraded the department in 1972. It is a great honour to note that Prof. B.G. Prasad, the first full time head of the department has earned recognition and respect for the department not only in the state, but throughout the country and abroad.
=> MD (Community Medicine)
=> DPH (Diploma in Public Health)
=> The department has four outreach centers, which are being used for training, research, and community health work. Besides teaching in community medicine, the department provides Comprehensive Family Medicine services at 4 health centers attached to it at Sarojini Nagar, Banthra, Mati and Alambagh. These consist of OPDs and inpatient wards at Sarojini Nagar PHC and Experimental Teaching Health Sub Centres (ETHSC) at Mati and Banthra.
=> The department is a recognized training centre for in-services training of Medical Officers working in Integrated Child Development Service Scheme of the Department of Social Welfare and nucleus of National Services Scheme of the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
=> The department is also a nodal centre for study on Maternal and Child Nutrition in Uttar Pradesh.
=> The department has taken over administrative control of Primary Health Centre Sarojini Nagar (PHC) and started weekly clinic in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Planning in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology KGMU in addition to routine OPD services , inpatients and field programs.
=> Consultancy services by senior faculty in field of MCH, Epidemics, HIV Surveillance, Integrated Disease Surveillance Project and other health related activities at International, National and State level.
=> National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau UP Unit is being run in the Department.
=> Study Centre for IGNOU-PGDMCH and CHCWM Programme run in the Department.
=> Outdoor Clinics: at Urban Health Centre, Alambagh, Primary Health Centre Sarojini Nagar and ETHSC of Mati and Banthra. Routine Health Labroratory facilities are also available at these centers.
=> Indoor Facility: at Primary Health Centre Sarojini Nagar, ETHSC Mati and ETHSC Banthra.
=> Speciality Clinics of Ophthalmology and Obstetrics & Gynecology are available at PHC Sarojini Nagar. Biweekly MCH Clinic at UHC Alambagh, ETHSC Mati and Banthra.
=> Immunization Clinics at all the four centers attached to department as well as Queen Mary's Hospital, KGMU.
=> Community based Comprehensive Medical Care: to selected group of families at Urban Health centre Alambagh, RHTC Sarojini Nagar, ETHSC Mati & Banthra through mobile clinics as part of Intern training Program.
=> Ambulance services for transportation of patients have been made available and functional.
=> Teaching of MD and DPH students with modern facilities.
=> Short term posting of DPH Students in Department of Microbiology, SHI, Nagar Nigam and CMO office etc.
=> Posting at Rural Health Training Centers /Urban Health Centre.
=> Casualty posting/Infectious Diseases Hospital posting.
=> Lab for bacteriological testing and water analysis.
=> Well equipped Computer Lab with 12 computers with internet facilties.
=> Lecture theatre, Seminar Room, Conference Hall.
=> Air-conditioned Library facilities.
=> Power backup by generator.
=> Smart Class teaching available.
=> State Level TOT Workshop On RTI/STI Services Under NACP-III, Sponsored by Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Lucknow.
=> Clinical Training of Medical University Faculty, District Specialists, Nursing and Paramedic staff in HIV/AIDS sponsored by UPSACS.
=> Training on BMW Management to UG/PG students.
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