The department has an Urban Health Training Centre at Vittal Mallya Rd, Ashok Nagar, which caters to surrounding slums covering a population of about 15155. The centre provides free out patient service and free drug distribution. Patients needing inpatient care are referred to Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre Hospital. Regular health checkup and Health education camps are also conducted by the department.
The main Rural Health Training Centre is situated at Kannamangala. This comes under Avalahalli CHC. It caters to a population of 97740. The services provided at RHTC includes 24 hours out patient care and inpatient care with delivery facilities. The center has also implemented the various National Health Programmes in this area.
The Specialists services provided from Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre at RHTC include General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstretics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmolgy, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Endocrinology, and Dentistry, which are provided on week days There are additional Primary Health Centre in Muthasandra & Kadugodi catering to a population of 15,478 and 84,460 respectively. The interns, Undergraduate and Post graduates students together with the faculty, Health Inspectors and Social workers provide comprehensive health care to the community at these field practice areas.
Patients from Rural Health Centres who require Tertiary Care are referred to Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre Hospital for further treatment. Family planning operations and Cataract surgeries are conducted free for people from the rural community and urban slums.
Specialist Health Camps: Specialist health camps are conducted on a regular basis in the surrounding villages and urban slums of the college. A total of 115 camps have been conducted in the past year and over 10,000 people have been screened for health problems at these camps. Patients requiring further treatment are referred and treated for free at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre.
School Health Appraisal Programme: The department conducts regular school health appraisal activities in the schools situated in the field practice areas, where all school children are evaluated for various health problems like visual abnormalities, vitamin deficiency, dental diseases, mental disorders and skin diseases.
The department runs a Statistical Cell to serve the Statistical needs and to enhance research activities in the Institution. It offers postgraduate and undergraduate teaching programme related to statistics to several health science courses.
The department uses the software IBM SPSS Statistics Version 21
An epidemiological unit is present in the hospital which focuses on the surveillance of communicable and non-communicable diseases, investigation of epidemics in the community and surveillance of water quality in the field practice area.
Regular immunization as well as Antenatal & Postnatal clinics are conducted in the Rural Health Training Centres and Urban Health Training Centre. Antenatal mothers receive monthly check-ups by obstetricians from Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre. They are also given TT injections and IFA tablets at the RHTC.
Postnatal mothers are given check-ups by Interns and Postgraduates as well as by OBG Specialist. Those who completed their families are motivated for TO/LTO. The mothers who require spacing methods are motivated for IUCD, OCP or Conventional contraceptive methods.
Health checkup of under five children is being carried out regularly at the anganwadis situated in the field practice area. These children are given treatment for Acute Respiratory Infections, Diarrhoea or other ailments at the Rural & Urban Health Centres. Those who require further investigation and management are referred to Vydehi Hospital.
Children who are undernourished are provided Nutrition supplementation and their mother’s receive Nutritional Education by the Interns, Postgraduates and Medico-Social workers. These children are regularly dewormed every 6 months. They are monitored closely for improvement in their nutritional status using Growth Chart.