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The Department of Community Medicine is one of the Para-clinical Departments of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a private medical college recognized by the Medical Council of India, New Delhi and is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka State, India. It was established on 1st April, 1981. The objective of this Department is to provide a high quality training in Community Medicine to the under graduate medical students enrolled for MBBS (basic medical degree) and post graduate medical students enrolled for MD (Community Medicine). The other activities of the Department are to conduct basic research, conduct training programs and to provide promotive, preventive and curative health services to the community, for the health and welfare of the people.
The department is headed by a Professor who reports to the Principal of KIMS. The department consists of both teaching and non-teaching staff as stipulated by the Medical Council of India. It is governed by the Governing Council of KIMS College run by the Vokkaligara Sangha, a registered Society established for the welfare of the Vokkaliga Community.
Postgraduate course in Community Medicine was started in the year 1993. This is a comprehensive, full time, 3 year training course leading on to the award of MD degree in Community Medicine. This MD course is recognized by Medical Council of India. Currently this degree is awarded by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
Facilities have been provided according to MCI requirements. Provision for under graduate teaching includes lecture hall which accommodate 150 students, demonstration rooms, research laboratory, seminar hall for post graduate teaching , practical hall, staff rooms, PG room & boys & girls lounge. Museum has been developed to provide information relating to community medicine as well as show casing the activities of the department till date. Department Library contains a collection of text books of community medicine, journals, periodicals, health magazine etc. The Department runs Rural Health Training Center (RHTC) and Urban Health Training Center (UHTC) as stipulated by Medical Council of India. The Department also runs Preventive Medicine Unit (PMU) at KIMS Hospital & Research center which has Anti rabies clinic (ARC), Allergy clinic & Adult immunization clinic.

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Professor & Head Dr. D. H. Ashwath Narayana MD, DIH, DHM dhashwathnarayana@gmail.com                 
Associate Professor cum MoH- UHTC Dr.R.Chethana MD buntychethana@gmail.com
Associate Professor cum MoH-RHTC Dr. N. R. Ramesh Masthi MD, DIH ramesh.masthi@gmail.com  
Associate Professor cum Epidemiologist Dr. T. V. Sanjay MD sanjyoth03@yahoo.co.in
Associate Professor Dr.Chitra Nagaraj MD chitranagaraj@hotmail.com
Associate Professor Dr.H.S.Ravish MD drravishhs@rediffmail.com
Associate Professor Dr. Jayanthi Srikanth MD Jaysrikanth67@hotmail.com
Assistant Professor Dr. Giriyanna Gowda MD giriyannagowda@gmail.com
Lect/Assist proffessor Dr. Anvit MBBS,MD    

Tutor/PGs

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Dr.Chaitanya.M.S
Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Ramya.M Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Lakshmi.S. Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Phaneendra.M.S Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Raghavendra.B.V Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Pradeep Kumar Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Thejaswini.P Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Nandini.R.C. Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Kavya G Upadhya Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Pruthvi.S Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.Siddhareddy Iswary Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr. Prakruthi R A Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr.  P. Ramu Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr. Manasa A R Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr. Ramya M P Post graduate cum Tutor

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Dr. Pankaj Kumar Post graduate cum Tutor

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Priyanka D S Post graduate cum Tutor

Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC), Yarabnagar

            The Department of Community Medicine runs the Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC) from 2005. The UHTC is situated in Yarabnagar, about 2 kms from the KIMS college. The UHTC has an Out Patient Department (OPD) which functions every day. The OPD caters to the health care needs of the urban poor & slum dwellers of UHTC field practice area. This has facilities for patient examination and basic laboratory investigations. The UHTC has a well equipped AV aids training hall with white board, Over Head Projector. This is used for undergraduate, interns and post graduate training.  The diagnosis and treatment of patients is free including distribution of drugs. Staffs, post graduates & Interns are posted by rotation to the UHTC.

Rural Health Training Centre, Hosabyrohalli

            The department of Community Medicine runs the Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) and was established in the year 1983. The RHTC is situated about 18 KMs from Bangalore near Kengeri. The RHTC has an Out Patient Department (OPD) which functions every day. The OPD caters to the health care needs of the population of  RHTC field practice area. This has facilities for patient examination, conducting minor surgical procedures and basic laboratory investigations. The diagnosis and treatment of patients is free including distribution of drugs.   The RHTC has a well equipped AV aids training hall  with white board,  Over Head Projector, TV, VCR, LCD projector & computer along with a printer and power supply back up by UPS. This is used extensively for undergraduate, Interns and post graduate training.  The RHTC runs a mess used by staff, PGs and Interns. Staffs, Post Graduate & Interns are posted by rotation in the RHTC. The RHTC has hostel facilities separately for male and female postgraduates & Interns.

Preventive Medicine Unit (PMU), KIMS Hospital & Research Centre

  1. Allergy clinic: Diagnostic procedures such as Modified Skin prick test & Patch test are conducted for preventable allergy like Naso bronchial allergy & skin allergy. Therapeutic procedures followed are Conventional Immunotherapy, Rush Immunotherapy, Sublingual Swallow Immunotherapy & Pharmacotherapy.
  2. Anti rabies clinic: Rabies vaccination & Immunoglobulins (anti-rabies serum) administration facility provided 24x7 for animal bite victims. Hands on training for medical & nursing professionals provided on intradermal rabies vaccination & RIG administration. The clinic also provides Rabies Epidemiology & Information Center. Besides, many phase 2, 3 & 4 vaccine trials are conducted from 1993.
  3. Training of Medical Officers in HIV/ AIDS prevention - KSAPS
  4. School Health Services
  1. D H Ashwath Narayana, H S Ravish, Ramesh Holla. Clinical evaluation of safety of equine rabies Immunoglobulin. J of APCRI 2011,12 (2), 12-15.
  2. Chitra Nagaraj, Pradeep B S. What impedes performance of students? A cross sectional study of student perceptions. SEAJME 2011; 5(2): 64-5.
  3. M K Sudarshan, D H Ashwath Narayana, H S Ravish. Is the skin sensitivity test required for administration of equine rabies immunoglobulin. NMJI 2011, 24 (2), 80-82.
  4. M K Sudarshan, H S Ravish, D H Ashwath Narayana. Time interval for booster vaccination following re-exposure to rabies in previously vaccinated subjects. Asian Biomedicine 2011, 5 (5), 589-593.
  5. Pradeep BS, Parasuramalu BG, Rajanna MS. Statistical process control tools in biomedical sciences- can these be applied?. The internet journal of public health 2011; 1(1):1-24.
  6. Ramesh Masthi N R. Matrix ranking of diseases in   relation to dog bite and rabies in the rural community. APCRI Journal 2011, 11(1).
  7. Parasuramalu B G, Gangaboraiah, Balaji R, Someshwara. Assessment of quality of life among patients with respiratory allergy receiving sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy. Indian Journal Allergy asthma Immunology 2011; 25(1):21-7.
  8. S K Ray, Ritvik Amarchand, Jayanthi Srikanth. A study of prevalence of bacteria in the hands of children and their perception on hand washing in two schools of Bangalore and Kolkata. IJPH 2011; 55(4) 293-297.
  9. B G Parasuramulu, N Shakila, Ramesh N R Masthi. A study of teenage pregnant mothers attending primary health centres of kempegowda Institute of medical sciences, Bangalore. IJPH 2011; 54 (4) 205-208.
  10. B G Parasuramulu , N. Huliraj, B M Rudraprasad, S P Prashant Kumar et al. Prevalence of bronchial Asthma and its Association with smoking habits among adult population in rural area. IJPH 2011; 54 (3) 165-168.
  11.  Ramesh Masthi N R, Kishore S G, Gangaboraiah. Prevalence of domestic accidents in the rural field practice area of a medical college in Bangalore, Karnataka. Indian Journal of Public Health 2012; 56(3): 235-7.
  12. Ramesh Masthi N R, Ravi Prakash B, Gangasagara S B, Sriprakash K S, Ashwin B Y, Ullas P T, Madhusudana S N. Rabies in a blind patient: Confusion after corneal transplantation. NMJI 2012; 25: 83-4.
  13. M. K. Sudarshan, D H Ashwath Narayana, Giriyanna Gowda. A critical appraisal of usage of rabies immunoglobulin in an anti- rabies clinic in India. Journal of APCRI 2012, 13, 11-12. Seema P, Parasuramalu BG, Rajanna MS. Safety and efficacy of two day of rush immunotherapy among patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma.The Internet Journal of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.2012; 8(1).
  14. Seema P, Parasuramalu BG, Rajanna MS. Safety and efficacy of two day of rush immunotherapy among patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma. The Internet Journal of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. 2012; 8(1).
  15. Sudarshan M K, Ashwath Narayana D H, Madhusudana S N, Ramesh Holla, Ashwin Y B, Gangaboraiah & Ravish H S. Evaluation of a one week intradermal regimen for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis: Results of a randomized, open label, active-controlled trial in healthy adult volunteers in India. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics 2012, 8 (8), 1077-81.
  16. Koradhanya math D M, Kulkarni P, Holla R.  Coverage and Compliance of MDA programme for lymphatic filariasis in Bidar district, Karnataka, India, Asian Pacific journal of tropical disease 2012, 2 (4) 290-92.
  17. Ramesh Masthi N R, Yashaswini. Mobile phone dependence among college students in Bangalore. RGUHSJMedScs 2012; 2(2): 84-7.
  18. T V Sanjay, S G Kishore, giriyanna Gowda, K Ravi Kumar . An evaluation of mass drug administration (MDA) for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Raicuur district , Karnataka. IJPSM 2012; 43 (2) 197-201.
  19. N R ramesh Masthi, Sathish Chandra M R, Malatesh Undi, M Aravind, Yannik P Puthssery. Global positioning system: A new tool to measure the distribution of anemia and nutritional status of children (5-10 years) in a rural area in south India. IJMS 2012; 66 (1,2) 13-22.
  20. Ravish H S, Rachana R A, Veena V, Malatesh U. Medical termination of   pregnancy and subsequent adoption of contraception. International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2013, 2(3): 367-371.
  21. Ravish H S, Jayanthi Srikanth, D H Ashwath Narayana, Rachana Annadani, Veena Vijayashankar, Malatesh Undi. Pre-exposure prophylaxis against rabies in children: Safety of purified chick embryo cell rabies vaccine (Vaxirab N) when administered by intradermal route. Human Vaccines 2013. 9(9); 1901-1913.
  22. Ravish H S, Gangaboraiah B, D H Ashwath Narayana, Rachana Annadani, Veena Vijayashankar. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of rabies prophylaxis among physicians at Indian animal bite clinics. Asian Biomedicine 2013. 7(2); 237-42.
  23. Balaji R, Parasuramalu B G, Chandregowda B V, Gangaboraiah. Safety, tolerability and clinical efficacy of ultra-rush sublingual immunotherapy among patients suffering from allergic rhinitis. AllergolImmunopathol(Madr). 2013; xxx(xx):xxx-xxx.
  24. Ramesh Masthi N R, Gangaboraiah, Praveen Kulkarni. An exploratory study on socioeconomic scales in a rural and urban setting. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2013; 2(10): 69-73.
  25. MalateshUndi, Ramesh Masthi N R. Knowledge and practice of primary care providers, health care providers and school teachers regarding human rabies and its prevention in a rural area near Bangalore. APCRI Journal. 2013; 14(2): 15-8.
  26. Sudarshan M K, Ashwath Narayana D H, Ramesh Masthi N R, Satyanarayana M L, Praveen Kulkarni, Madhusudana S N, Ramakrishna B C et al. Rural rabies prevention project - A ‘one health’ experiment in India: an overview. IJTrDH. 2013; 3(2): 104-13.
  27. Giriyanna Gowda, Chitra Nagaraj, Parasuramalu B G, Huliraj N. Aeroallergen sensitivity among patients suffering from bronchial asthma in Bangalore. IJHAS. 2013; 2(4): 237-241.
  28. Vinay Kumar R, Ramesh Masthi N R. Knowledge of undergraduate medical students on universal and isolation precautions: Indian Study. RGUHSJMedScs 2013; 3(2): 78-84.
  29. Chitra Nagaraj. Newspaper as a tool for learning community medicine: an exploratory study. IJAJIMS. 2013; 2: 42-3.
  30. M K Sudershan, Ashwath Narayana D H, Ramesh Holla. An Epidemiological appraisal of effectiveness in interchangeability of rabies vaccine for post exposure prophylaxis in Bangalore city, India. APCRI 2013; 14 (2) 6-9.
  31. Praveen kulkarni, N R Ramesh Masthi, S R Niveditha, R Suvarna.  The prevalence of the beta thalassemia trait among the pregnant women who attended the ANC clinic in a PHC, by using the NESTROF test in Bangalore, Karnataka. JCDR  2013; 7 (7) 1414-1417.
  32. Ashwath Narayana D H, Madhusudana S N, Sampath G, Tripathy R M, Sudarshan M K, Gangaboraiah et al. Safety and immunogenicity study of a new purified chick embryo cell rabies vaccine, Vaxirab N (Pitman- Moore strain) manufactured in India. HVAI 2014; 10(1): 2796-801.

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