Rural health & Training Centre, is located in Budihala, Devanahalli taluk, about 8 kms from Akash Medical College Hospital. It is run by the Dept. of Community Medicine, AIMS&RC since its inception in September 2016. This center simulating a Primary Health Centre, caters to the health needs of people from 36 villages around, covering a population of about 25,500. We focus on training the students in community approach to health and wellbein
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The DMC was initially established under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme. Currently, it is under National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme. DMC was sanctioned in AIMS & RC from TB State Cell, Karnataka in September 2017 and was launched in August 2018.
Screening of all patients who present with Tuberculosis symptoms is conducted at the DMC. Sputum examination is done fur suspected cases and treatment is initiated for those who test positive for TB. Regular medications are provided and patients are followed up at the DMC till the patient has completed the treatment
The ICTC in AIMS & RC has been sanctioned by the Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society(KSAPS) and has been active since 2017. Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre was started as a part of National AIDS Control Programme to provide HIV counselling and testing for general and high risk population and pregnant women.
Till date, more than 4100 patients have undergone counseling and testing for HIV. Amongst these, all the tested positive and treatment was initiated.
RURAL HEALTH SERVICES: Regular screening camps and health camps are conducted in the rural field practice areas of the institution. Free health services are provided at the Rural Health Training centre located at Budihala. Specialist camps are conducted every week.
SCREENING and SURVEYS: Family health surveys, screening for various communicable and non-communicable diseases and health check-ups are regularly conducted in the rural and urban field practice areas of the institution. Apart from these, support is provided to various surveys of Government of Karnataka and other organisations
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES: Regular school health check-up camps are conducted where all school children are screened for nutritional disorders, vitamin deficiencies, and eye defects. Those children with eye defects undergo further testing in the institution for correction of the defect.
DENTAL CAMPS: Dental camps are conducted regularly in the rural and urban field practice areas of the institution. Patients are screened for ailments like cavities, fluorosis and infections and are provided necessary treatment for the same
IMMUNIZATION SERVICES: Immunization services are provided to all pregnant women and children as per the National Immunization Schedule in the field practice areas of the institution on every Thursday
SCREENING FOR COVID-19: The institution has played an active part in “Vaidyara Nade Graamada Kade”, a rural screening programme for Covid-19 in Bengaluru Rural District, Karnataka in association with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka.
PRADHAN MANTRI MATRITVA ABHIYAAN – Screening of High-Risk Pregnancies was supported by AIMS & RC to the Govt. of Karnataka in Vijaypura and Devanahalli Govt Hospitals. Gynecologists are screening pregnant women attending the camp to identify high risk pregnancies for further management on specified date of the month.
RASHTRIYA BAL SWASTHYA KARYAKRAM – Screening of children for birth defects, deficiencies, diseases and developmental delays were done by a team of doctors consisting of Pediatricians, Gynecologists, Psychiatrists, Community physicians and Dentists from AIMS & RC to provide support to the Government of Karnataka. Multiple camps were conducted in various taluks of Blore Rural and Chikkaballapura District and cases requiring admission and treatment are referred to Akash Hospital for further management.
NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF BLINDNESS: The institution actively supports DARPAN – Eye camps conducted by the Government of Karnataka as a part of NPCB, by providing ophthalmologists for the camps and further investigations and treatment for those patients identified in the camp
NATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS ELIMINATION PROGRAMME: Apart from the Designated Microscopic Centre (DMC) established in the hospital, the institution took part in Active Case Finding for TB in urban and rural field practice areas of Dept of Community Medicine, thereby supporting the initiative by the District TB Centre, Government of Karnataka
Awareness programmes are regularly conducted in the field practice areas of Urban and Rural Health centres of Dept of Community Medicine on like Dengue, Chikungunya, Malaria, Covid-19, Diabetes, Hypertension, certain cancers and safe pregnancy topics such as nutrition in pregnancy, hygiene practices in pregnancy and safe delivery practices . Awareness on child development, childhood diseases such as pneumonia and malnutrition, and immunization is also provided
Training/capacity building of doctors and Health Care Workers (doctors, nurses, medical students and paramedical workers) is done on a regular basis on infection control practices, BMW, training on covid-19 – isolation, quarantine, proper PPE techniques, and management of Covid-19. Training on Covid-19 treatment protocol was given by Dr. Sunil Kumar D.R., Nodal Officer for Covid-19, Professor and HOD, Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Madhuvan, Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine, and Dr. Mahesh N.S., Pulmonologist.
Training on epidemiology and Community surveillance of Covid-19 was provided to all doctors and health care professionals by Dr. Sunil Kumar D.R., Professor and Head of Dept., Department of Community Medicine, as part of a training programme conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
Training on Leprosy: The institution provided support to the District NLEP (National Leprosy Elimination Programme) office by conducting training sessions for PHC Medical Officers on epidemiology and management of Leprosy. The training was provided by Dr. Lakshmi H., Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine
Sensitization programme on newer TB management guidelines: Regular sensitization programmes are held for doctors, medical students and nurses to update the latest diagnostic and treatment protocols of Tuberculosis according to National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme. Sensitization sessions were taken by Dr. Lakshmi H., Dr. Vidya R., and Dr. Srividya J., Assistant Professors in the Department of Community Medicine.
Sensitization programme on HIV/AIDS: Regular sensitization programmes are held for ASHA workers and Anganwadi workers by Dr. Apoorva E. Patel, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, on HIV/AIDS on epidemiology and identification of high risk groups, in collaboration with Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society(KSAPS).
Sensitization programme on Diabetes: Regular sensitization programmes are held for nursing, ASHA workers and Anganwadi workers on Diabetes Mellitus epidemiology and identification of cases by Dr. Apoorva E. Patel, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, in collaboration with District Health and Family Welfare department, Govt. of Karnataka.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES FOR WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION( WHO) – Monitoring and evaluation of various immunization programmes like Pulse Polio Campaign, Mission Indradhanush, MR Campaign, Complete evaluation survey – Immunization and Covid-19 vaccination coverage survey is being done every year
KAYAKALPA – The institution was part of Kayakalpa, an assessment of Healthcare facilities by Quality Assurance Division, National Health Mission, Government of Karnataka. Medical Officers were sensitized regarding the guidelines for Quality in Healthcare facilities and assessments were done in the field
RAPID APPRAISAL OF DISTRICT LEVEL PREPAREDNESS AND PERFORMANCE OF HEALTH SYSTEMS REGARDING MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 CASES - The district assessment team consisting of four doctors from Akash Institute of Medical Sciences were part of the team that evaluated Tumkur district, conducted by Department of Health and Family Welfare and Dept. of Medical Education, Government of Karnataka. The team was headed by Dr. Sunil Kumar D.R., Nodal Officer for Covid-19, Professor and HOD, Department of Community Medicine, and the members were Dr. Ravishankar S.N., Professor and HOD, Department of General Medicine, Dr. Sunitha, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Dr. Apoorva E. Patel, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine.