Department of Community Medicine

Introduction

The department of Community Medicine is involved in teaching, training, research, clinical services and outreach extension activities. Primary objective of Community Medicine is promotion, maintenance, protection, restoration of health, prevention of disease and rehabilitation. It includes social, economic, ecological and spiritual dimensions which have a bearing on health and disease. The final thrust is on understanding the community dynamics and making community diagnosis by application of epidemiological methods through the principles of primary health care and finding solutions to it. The newer areas of prevention in the field of public health leads to emergence of Preventive Pediatrics, Preventive Geriatrics, Preventive Oncology and Preventive Cardiology etc.

The department of Community Medicine at Government Medical College, Akola was established in year 2002. The Department of Community Medicine is dedicated to provide an effective training to the undergraduates (MBBS). The departmental undergraduate teaching includes art of communication with patient along with identifying and solving the community health problems through bed side teaching, field visits and family care programme. The department caters the needs of the community through the provision of high quality public health services by running urban health training centre and rural health training centre.The department is well equipped with the teaching learning resources as per the guidelines of MCI for UG and for PG courses. The department has dedicated, experienced and qualified faculty members with aptitude to work as a team and have contribution towards fulfillment of departmental objectives.The department of Community Medicine is continuously growing and adapting themselves according to need and expectations of students, organization and the community.

Mission-
  • To prepare students as competent first level physicians suited to cater health needs of community in rural and urban context.
  • To identify health needs of the community from socio -environmental perspectives and find out its solution as a team leader.
  • To diagnose and manage common health problems and emergencies at the individual, family and community levels in the context of the prevailing socio-culture beliefs.
  • To conduct valuable research in the field of Community Medicine and co-ordinate inter-disciplinary research.
Vision

To achieve excellence In Community Oriented evidence based Medical Education suited for urban and rural communities.

Functions and objectives of department
  • To acquaint the students about health care delivery system.
  • To orient the students and interns of Medical College to rural health problems through home visits.
  • To help the people in need by diagnosis and treatment of health problems by specialty clinics
  • To conduct surveys of diseases prevalent in rural area and generating the statistical data for planning.
  • Treatment and prevention of common diseases .
  • To enhance community based services and research activities by involving students and interns.
Functions of Urban Health and Training centre, Dabki road
  • The UHTC provides services of patient care through specialty clinic like immunization clinic, ANC clinic, under five clinic and referral services.
  • Creating community health awareness through observing /celebrating important National health days
  • Organization of diagnostic camps for general health check up .
  • Training activities- for undergraduates, Interns ,nursing students
  • Family survey (FCP) -5 families per UG students for one year
Organization structure:

Teaching staff in the department
Designation No of posts
Professor 1
Associate Professor 2
Assistant Professor 3
Epidemiologist cum Assistant Professor 1
Statistician cum Assistant Professor 1
Assistant Professor RHTC and UHTC 2
Tutor 4
Lady Medical Officer RHTC and UHTC 2

List of non-teaching staff in the department
a. Medical Social Worker 1
b Technical Assistant 1
c Technician 1
d Stenographer 1
e Record Clerk 1
f Storekeeper 1
g Sweepers 1

Staff for Rural Training Health Centre , Barshitakali Number
Medical Officer of Health-cum- Lecturer/Assistant Professor. 1
Lady Medical Officer    1
Medical Social Worker 2
Public Health Nurse 1
Technician 1
Peon 1
Van-driver 1
Store-keeper/ Record Clerk 1
Sweeper 2
Staff for Urban Training Health Centre Number
Medical Officer of Health-cum- Lecturer/Assistant Professor. 1
Lady Medical Officer    1
Medical Social Worker 1
Public Health Nurse 1
Technical Assistant 2
Peon 1
Van-driver 1
Store-keeper/ Record Clerk 1
Sweeper 2

Awards and Achievements :

Dr Arun Y Humne,
Professor & Head,
Dept of Community Medicine,
GMC, Akola (Maharashtra)
Achievements of Dr Arun Humne
  • Member Of Joint Monitoring Mission -IDSP, Assam
  • National Trainer in IDSP, RNTCP,NVBDCP, national program for prevention and control of diabetes, CVDs, cancer , and stroke ,health care of elderly
  • National Resource Team member STI-RTI
  • Evaluator In Many National Health Programs
  • NACO-RCT in sentinel surveillance
  • NACO-operational research Principal Investigator
  • IJCM-Editorial Board Member
  • Ex PresidentOf IAPSM _Maharashtra Chapter Currently Executive Member
  • Recognized faculty for MUHS, Nashik-Research Methodology workshop