Department of Community Medicine
PARAS (Prevention, Advocacy, Research, Alliance and Support) project :
PARAS was launched in 1996 for HIV/AIDS. Departmental activities under PARAS includes TI project of FSWs, Trainings, Infection Surveillance, community education and higher level supportive counselling.
National Blindness Control program (NPCB):
Under National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) a Sentinel Surveillance Unit (SSU) is operational under the joint collaboration of the Department of Community Medicine and department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Surat. Basic function of the SSU is to monitor ophthalmic morbidity and cataract surgery as well as the visual outcome post surgery.
Leptospirosis prevention and control activities:
Department acts as the nodal agency in Leptospirosis prevention and control activities and do daily reporting of Leptospirosis cases to RDD office Surat.
State IDD laboratory:
There is a state IDD laboratory in the Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Surat, which has been developed under the Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Program (IDDCP) of Government of India and is functional since 2000. Objective of this laboratory is to monitor Iodine Deficiency Disorders in the state. Iodine estimation in the Urine samples and salt samples are done in this laboratory.
Disaster Management and Epidemic Control activities:
Role of the department is in Planning, Monitoring and Coordination of these activities.
IDSP (Integrated Disease Surveillance Project):
Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Surat has been identified as a Nodal Department for data collection, compilation & uploading to GSWAN for all seven functional units of IDSP under New Civil Hospital Surat since February 2010. Every Monday by 11 AM, Data Entry operator cum clerk from the department of PSM collect the reports from the respective reporting units in Format of Forms P & Form L (as applicable for respective unit) , so that it can be uploaded by noon.
IMNCI (Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness):
Dept acts as a nodal centre for IMNC. Trainings for Basic IMNCI, Facility Based IMNCI (F-IMNCI), Supervisory IMNCI (Follow-up IMNCI) and Pre-service IMNCI (Students IMNCI) are done in the department. Evaluation and Monitoring for IMNCI is also carried out.
Department of Pharmacology
Effect of atenolol on haemoglobin level in mild to moderate hypertension
Role of glipizide therapy on oxidative stress parameter in type 2 diabetes
Critical evaluation of negative studies published in Indian Medical Journal
Reporting of adverse drug reactions from the department of medicine of New Civil Hospital, Surat
Reporting of adverse drug reactions from the department of pediatrics of New Civil Hospital, Surat
Reporting of adverse drug reaction from the department of skin of New Civil Hospital, Surat
Department of Microbiology
Study of Opthamalic fungal Infection
Studyof pulmonary pneumonia in ICU patient
Studyof Neonatal infection in NICU
Enterococcal infection in urinary tract infection
Studyofinducibal clindamycin resistance in bacteria
Prevalence of serovars of Leptospirosis of South Gujarat in humans.
Prevalence of serovars of Leptospirosis of South Gujarat in animals.
Prevalence of ESBL, ß lactamase responsible for HAI in our hospital.
Department of Ophthalmology
Sentinel surveillance of Ocular morbidity and cataract surgery under NPCB, funded by Central govt. of India.
Other clinical research done in department in form of dissertations . Presently such five research work going on topics like abnormal Disc presentations in fundus, Ocular injuries, Ultrasound biomicroscopy, Study of HIV positive patients who are on ART.etc.
Faimer (Philadelphia) project on “Modified independent learning in Medical undergraduates” BY Dr. Priti Kapadia
Other clinical research done in department in form of dissertations.
Presently Ongoing studies like UBM in corneal blindness, Study of HIV /AIDS patients having ophthalmic manifestations, Disc changes in glaucoma and its correlation with different objective examination, Comparision of different advanced tonometers with applanation tonometry, A scan and IOL power calculation in higher refractive errors. Etc.
Deparment of Psychiatry
Distress & Suicide Prevention Help for Medical Students – Dr. R.Y. Mehta
An Open label Comparative multicentric study to access the Efficacy & Safety of Desvenlafaxine Succinate ER Tab to Venlafaxine hydrochloride ER Cap in pt suffering from M.D.D. – Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Effect on E.C.T. on Memory- Dr. R.Y. Mehta
Sexual Side effects of Typical v/s Atypical Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Indian Male Population – Dr. R. Y. Mehta and Dr. Ramesh Zinzala