The Department started functioning from 1955 till February 2008 medicine was under a common umbrella together with dermatology and leprosy.It was headed by Dermatologists and mainly leprosy related. post integration in1997 more of non-leprosy general medical diseases were treated both as outpatient and in-patient.since then there has been a steady increase in Non-Leprosy general medical care. However we are yet to find a suitable resident physician. From February 2008 gneral medicine was made into a separate unit dealing with Non-leprosy Medicine. majority of the cases are that of diabetes mellitus.

Team Members (Non-Leprosy)

Dr. Yeesha Jyothi - Medical officer

Dr. Sharmila Rajakumari – Medical officer

Out Patient services At Karigiri

Monday to Saturday 8am –12.30pm. At PBIHC Monday to Friday 8am –12.30pm

Inpatient Services

Available only at Karigiri with the BED strength of 11

Emergency services

Are Available round the clock at Karigiri only

Diabetic clinic

A multi disciplinary Diabetic clinic is held on every Wednesday at PBIHC from 8am to 12.30pm.

Department Needs

Department of Medicine is in acute need of a resident physician two would be ideal.
The harvest I splenty but laborers are few.

DNB Training Programme:

Training in DNB Family Medicine started in 2005 with Dr.Jagadish being the first candidate passed out successful in 2008 Dr.Yohila and Dr.Vincy in July And Dr.Suresh passed out in 2011 March. There is no further intake of candidate due to lack of required doctors in Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology.