::Departments : Non-clinical : Department of Microbiology

The Department of Community medicine started functioning since 1991 under the leadership of Dr. Jayakumar, MD., Our department is fully equipped and has excellent infrastructure in training medical students and other health professionals to update their knowledge.   
1 Professor& HOD Dr.R. Arun Vijay Paul,M.D.,
2 Associate Professor Dr.K.Chellavel Ganapathi,M.D.,
3 Associate Professor Dr.M.Duraimurugan,M.D.,
4 Assistant Professor Dr.K.Kokila,M.D.,
5 Assistant Professor Dr. K.Sathish kumar,M.D.,
6 Assistant Professor (RHTC) Dr. M.Megala,M.D.,
7 Epidemiologist Cum Lecturer Dr. R. Selvaraj,M.D.,
8 Statistician Mr.A. Kumaresan,MSc(statistics).,
9 Tutor Dr.G.Gnanaprakasam,MBBS.,
10 Tutor Dr. R.Sekar,MBBS.,MD(psy).,
11 Tutor Dr.K.Usha,MBBS.,DCH.,
12 Lady Medical Officer, RHTC. Dr. S.R.Rani,MBBS.,
13 Lady Medical Officer, UHTC. Dr. K.Anitha Raj,MBBS.,
14 Medical entomologist Mr. Neelamegam  

The Department of Community Medicine, Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College is conducting the below mentioned academic activities during a year.
  1. Ist  MBBS             -           One hour Theory class per week (Thirty hours per year)
They are also taken for field visits.
  1. IInd MBBS           -           One hour Theory class per week (Thirty hours per year)
  2. Pre Final  MBBS   -           Seven  hour Theory class per week
(IIIrd MBBS)                   Theory             -    7     Hours
                                          Practical          -     1    Hour
                                          Seminars          -     1    Hour
  1. Nursing Students  -           One hour Theory class per week (60 Hrs per year)
        Basic Bsc, & 1 year
         Post Bsc.
                  Basic Bsc & IInd -           Three hours class per week
                           Year Post Bsc,                 (100 hours per year)
                                                Practical – Sixty  hours per year
                                                Total 160 hours per year
Periodic internal assessment tests (theory and practical) for medical and nursing students for evaluation.
  1. The IInd MBBS and IIIrd MBBS students are posted to the Three Primary Health Centres
Namely            1.Tharamangalam
2. Kollapatty
3.Urban Health Centre – Ammapet UHC for gaining knowledge, regarding the Health system and field activities.
  1. The Department organizes visits to places of Public Health importance every year  for
Pre – Final MBBS students namely to
  1. Water Treatment Plant at Komburankadu, Mettur Dam
  2. Institute of Vector Control and Zoonoses, Hosur
  3. Aavin Milk Diary, Thalavaipatti
  4. Salem Steel Plant
  5. Malaria Research Lab, Hogenakkal.
  6. DD office- walk in cooler and walk in freezer.
  1. CRRI Training for a period of three months every year is organized by the Department
  2. Postgraduate training (Medicine PG) for the period of 15 days every year organized by the Department.
  3. MNA Training – yearly 15 hours organized by the Department
  4. IMNCI Training for Pre- final year students.
The community medicine department postings CRRIs are posted in Rural Health Care centres for a period of 4 weeks and Urban Health Centre for two weeks.
The remaining 6 weeks they are posted to different departments as per the Medical Council of India norms as follows:
1.  Department of Tuberculosis – 1 week
2. Department of Dermatology and Venerology -   1 week
3. Community Medicine Department (IDSP) – 1 week
4. Casualty – 2 weeks
5. ART centre – 1 week
  1. The Department is also implementing the Adolescent Health and Urban Health Programmes under the National Rural Health Mission
  3. The Adolescent Health Programmes focus in conducting Health Camp for the benefit of Adolescent Boys & Girls in and around Salem city.  The camps are conducted in co-ordination with Paediatrics   & OG.  We are maintaining health guides health cards for each and every adolescent girls and boys and issue ahealth guide to every adolescent boys and girls.  Total beneficiaries 17,500 adolescent boys and girls. 
  4. Under the Urban Health Programmer, the Department has adopted the Ammapettai
UHC, Salem and organize and conducting adolescent health clinics on every Saturdays 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM.
  • Integrated Disease Surveillance Project has been going on since 2006.
  • The project “Prevalence awareness treatment and control of Hypertension in a rural community of Salem” has been shortlisted by NCD cell, TNHSP was approved and started. (2016)
  • The Department of Community Medicine, Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College is involved is conducting frequent outbreak Health Camp for the benefit of rural people.
  • The main focus of their Health Camp is on early diagnosis and treatment of Iceberg diseases, referral, creating awareness to Public about common disease and their prevention by way of Health Education.
  • Three speciality camps involving all the speciality and superspeciality departments were organized in the month of February 2016 at Govt Girls higher secondary School, Fort, Salem. Govt Boys High SchooL, Edapaddy, salem.Govt Girls High School, Yethappur, salem.
  • Altogether 3698 patients participated in these 3 camps and were benefitted from the services provided.
  • Tribal area activities.
  • The Department takes a lead role when and there a Public Health problem arises in the area by organizing, rallies, house to house sensitization drives, etc.,
  • The Department did Dengue IEC activities during the period of June to November 2015.
  • Dengue rally : on  9.10 .2015 10.00am
  • Swine flu IEC activities at GMKMCH
  • Red ribbon club inauguration function was organized and created awareness about HIV/AIDS among under graduates.
Our Pre Final students T.RavindarKashyap ,J.Rajeshwar, M.Irshad, M.D.Sunantha and Elizabeth Rejipresented papers in STUDENTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE, TIRUVENDRUM on Dec 2014.  Papers are
  1. Psychological health promotion using life skills education among adolescents in a school – what the curriculum lacks
  2. A study to determine the association of young maternal age with low birth weight in new born
  3. Prevalence study on internet addiction disorder among college students
  4. Pattern, severity and circumstances of injuries in RTA- an epidemiological survey.
  5. Study to access knowledge, attitude and practice among women of 25-40 regarding cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination. 
  • Students were participated in the state level SPM quiz programme on nutrition on june 12 2015
Held at Annapoorna medical college, salem the participants were Shyamchandrasekar, Madhanagopal, Geerthana V, Priydarshini M
  • A south INDIA level quiz competetion was held on AMALA medical college Thissur, KERALA participants were MadhanaGopal and Bharathkumar S the team entered semifinals and achieved 6TH position among the 50 teams from all over south India. 
  • Our Pre Final students Madhanagopal and Bharathkumar presented papers in KACHCON at Yenepoya medical College, Mangalore, on October 2015.
  1. A study on the prevalence of social anxiety disorder(SAD) among medical undergraduates and its relation with self esteem.
  2. A study on the prevalence of myopia and factors associated with development of myopia in school children. 
  • A quiz competition was organized on April 7, 2016 for MBBS students on Diabetes to celebrate World Health Day. 8 teams have been enrolled for the elimination round on April 5, 2016. 4 teams were selected for final round of quiz ,1st & 2nd PRIZES Awarded  Those teams will be participated in national level quiz.
  • Slogan, posters and drawing competitions were conducted for Medical and Nursing students separately.
Email id: gmkmcslm.communitymedicine@gmail.com         

S. No Name of the faculty Designation Title Name Of The Journal Authorship
(1st / 2nd)

Month And Year Of Publication
1 Dr. K Chellavel  Ganapathi Professor & HOD A Cross –Sectional Study of Anemia among women of Reproductive Age group (15-49 years) in a rural population of Tamilnadu.
International  journal of medical science and Public health Vol 6/
Issue 3
1st Author March 2017
      A study on prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in a rural community of Salem, Tamil Nadu.) International  journal of community medicine and Public health  Vol4/Issue 6/
June 2017
2nd Author June 2017
      A study of prevalence of myopia and its associated factors in school children of Salem, Tamil Nadu. International journal of community medicine and public health Vol4/issue 8/
 Aug 2017
1st Author Aug 2017
      A cross sectional study to assess the knowledge, attitude about non-scalpel vasectomy in practices of any contraceptive methods among females of reproductive age group in urban slum, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,2014. International  journal of community medicine and public health 
Vol5/Issue 1 January 2018
2nd Author (Corresponding author) January 2018
      A study on prevalence of chronic kidney disease and its risk factors among adults in selected slums of Chennai International  journal of community medicine and public health 
Vol6/Issue 2 February 2019
2nd author (Corresponding author) February 2019
2. Dr Duraimurugan M Asso. Prof A study on immunization coverage of 12-23 months children in urban areas of Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu
International journal of community medicine and public health. Volume 4 Issue 11. 1st author Nov 2017
       Assessment of quality of life in alcohol dependents taking treatment in government de-addiction centre, Chennai International journal of community medicine and public health. Volume 5 Issue 7. 2nd author July 2018
3 Dr. M Megala Asst. Prof  Prevalence of hypertension and its risk factors among transport workers in South India International journal of community medicine and public health. Volume 7 Issue 4. 2nd author (Corresponding author) April 2020
      A study on prevalence of refractive error and  its associated factors among school chilldren in Tamil Nadu International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. Volume 7 Issue 5 1st author May 2020
Dr. S Dhanalakshmi Asst. Prof A study on the prevalence of acute and chronic Malnutrition and influence of feeding practices among 6 months to 2 years children in rural field practice area of Kilpauk Medical College, Tamil N adu International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. Volume 6 Issue 3 1st author March 2019
5 Dr. V Chibi Rushitha Asst. Prof Knowledge Attitude and Perceived barriers towards conducting research among students in a medical college, India International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. Volume 5 Issue 2 1st author (Corresponding author) February 2018
6 Dr J Gurukartick Asst. Prof Glycemic control monitoring in patients with tuberculosis and diabetes: a descriptive study from programmatic setting in Tamil Nadu ,India 1000Research
Volume 8
1st author October 2019





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