The Medicine Department is happy to share that “the COPD day” was observed on 15thNovember, 2017,in a meaningful way. The event started with prayer by pastor, Rev. Devadoss, which was followed by a short introduction of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) by Dr. Philomina Austin (Head, Dept. of Medicine).
A free Spirometry camp was organized (sponsored by Glenmark),which was beneficial to plenty of patients. Simultaneously,health education on COPD was presented by the nursing students with models which helped people to understand about the disease in a simple and easy way.
There was also a poster competition, in which Dip. Nursing Students & B.Sc. Physician Assistant students participated. The judges were Dr. Mannam Ebenezer (Director) and Dr. Shirley Chacko (Deputy Director). The winners were given exciting prizes for encouragement. The day was long, but every minute was worth the effort.
Thanks to the Lord for making this event successful!
One day course for Physicians
Thirty participants of the Tropical Medicine course run by IDTRC, CMC, Vellore spent one day at Karigiri to learn about leprosy, its clinical manifestation, surgical reconstruction, physiotherapy,
molecular biology and pathology over a day’s course on 28th Nov. 2017. They were fascinated to see the animal lab. The participants were from all over the world each of whom has worked in disadvantaged countries and has up to 20 years of experience. They were happy about the course materials, all the cases shown and what they were taught. They enjoyed the Indian non-spicy food from Karigiri Guest House.
Ms. Sharon, a student of PG Dip. in Hospital and Healthcare Management was here in Karigiri from 27th to 29th Nov. 2017 to observe and learn the functioning of various departments of a hospital as a part of her academic requirement.
What Is Advent?
Celebrating Advent involves spending time in spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The season of Advent begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day, or the Sunday which falls closest to November 30, and lasts through Christmas Eve, or December 24.
Advent is a period of spiritual preparation in which many Christians make themselves ready for the coming, or birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Celebrating Advent typically involves a season of prayer, fasting, and repentance, followed by anticipation, hope, and joy.
Many Christians celebrate Advent not only by thanking God for Christ’s first coming to Earth as a baby, but also for His presence among us today through the Holy Spirit, and in preparation and anticipation of His final coming at the end of time.
Training on Leprosy for Medical Students
“Training on leprosy” for the final year medical students of Govt. Salem Medical College, Salem was arranged on 23rd November 2017 by the institution. The resource persons were Dr. Mannam Ebenezer, Dr. Ilse Horo, Mrs. Valsa Augustine, Dr. Shirley Chacko &
Mr. Sathish Kumar.
To all the first, second and third year B.Sc., Medical Records students for their cent percent result in the recently held University examinations for the year 2017.
To all the first, second and third year Diploma in General Nursing students for their 100% success in their Board examinations held for the year 2017.
The institution congratulates the effort of all the staff of School of Nursing for their achievement.
Well done children!!
Reconstructive Surgery at Salem
Dr. S. Partheebarajan assisted by Mr. Kuppan has performed Reconstructive Surgery at St. Josephs Leprosy Centre, Chettipatty, Salem on 17th November 2017.
Camp on Diabetic awareness
A Diabetic Camp was conducted on the request of a company called Carborundum Universal Limited (Murugappa groups), Mungileri village, Serkadu, Vellore Dist. on 16th Nov. 2017 for their staff. Around one hundred staff participated in the camp.
A team of doctors and Community Training Officer from the institution conducted the camp. A lecture on “Diabetes” was given by Mr. Muniraj, CTO. Emphasis was made more on its trend, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, implications and Rehabilitation. At the end of the lecture staff of the company were eager to clear their doubts about the disease, which was clarified by Dr. Benita.
The Administrators of the Company were grateful to the institution for the awareness extended to their staff in comprehending the disease.
The Rotary Club of Sholinger and SIHR&LC, Karigiri jointly organized a dermatology camp at Sholinger on 11th November 2017. Around 260 patients from the surrounding areas attended and benefited from this camp. A team of Doctors, a Nurse, a Pharmacist and Community Training Officer from SIHR&LC, Karigiri conducted the camp. The necessary medicines were distributed to the patients free of cost. Three patients were found to have Hansen’s disease, who were referred to Karigiri for follow up.
The community and Rotary Club members were thankful to the institution for organizing this camp. The institution places their gratitude to the office bearers of the club for arranging the camp.
Camp on Dengue awareness
The Community Health Department organized an awareness camp on “Dengue” fever at Govt. Higher Secondary school, Brammapuram on 2nd November 2017. Around 500 students and teachers attended the camp. Mr. Muniraj, Community Training Officer gave a talk about the disease, its severity, causes,
symptoms, treatment and role of students in controlling the dengue fever. He emphasized the role of students in keeping the surroundings clean.
The teachers and Head master of the school were thankful to the institution for the awareness given to the students. The community Health Department is thankful to the Community volunteers who were instrumental in the initial preparations of the camp.