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Community Medicine

 
Community Medicine also known as Preventive & Social Medicine (PSM) discipline or a Social & Preventive Medicine discipline aims at the overall wellbeing of the community. It is the only branch which sees an individual as a human being with its social milieu over and above the bundle of biological systems. 

PSM discipline is multi-disciplinary branch. It has evolved as both basic science and applied subject. Two important concern of PSM are Health Promotion & Prevention of disease at all stages in the community. The understanding of PSM subject is important to all branches of Medicine; at the same time its deep understanding and skills helps in health policy formation, planning & implementation. The subject embraces Epidemiology, Sociology, Biostatistics, Nutrition, Health Management, Health Communication, Health Environment and Medical Entomology, Health system and Health Programs, Health related policies and laws.
 
Staff Pattern
   
  A. TEACHING STAFF
   
 
No. Name of Doctor Designation
1. Dr. Dipak Solanki Professor & Head
2. Dr. Chandresh Pandya Associate Professor
3. Dr. Bharat Patel Associate Professor
4. Dr. Amul Patel Assistant Professor cum Epidemiologist
5. Dr. Rohit Parmar Assistant Professor , Incharge UHTC
6. Dr. Parag Chavda Assistant Professor
7. Dr. Dharmendra Jankar Assistant Professor
8. Dr. Sanat Rathod Assistant Professor
9. Dr. Kedar Mehta Assistant Professor, Incharge RHTC
10. Dr. Urvashi Panchal Tutor
11. Dr. Gaurang Suthar Tutor
12. Dr. Kajal Davara Tutor
13. Dr. Sonal Dindod Tutor
14. Dr. Deepika Arya LMO, RHTC
   
  B. B. Paramedical Staff
   
 
Staff Department RHTC  (Varnama) UHTC (Subhanpura)
Public Health Nurse   1 1
Medical Social Worker 1 2 2
Health Educator   1 1
Health Inspector   1 2
Technician 1    
Clerk 1    
Sweeper 3    
Peon 1    
Driver   1 1
   
Available Facilities
   
  Library: The departmental library has more than 150 books and 49 journals.
   
  Museum: The departmental museum has models, charts and specimens for undergraduate teaching and conducting IEC activities in the community.
   
 

Demonstration rooms: The department has 2 Demonstration rooms for teaching and training, each having capacity to accommodate 75 students/participants.

   
  Seminar Room cum Research laboratory: The department has Seminar room for teaching and training, having capacity to accommodate 25 participants with facility of audiovisual aids.
 
Activities of the Department
   
  UG teaching
   
  The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Community Medicine is to prepare them to function as a community and first level physicians. The teaching of undergraduate students spans over three years in First, Second and Third MBBS and also during the internship period. The distribution of the teaching / learning activities is as under.
   
  Theory lectures
 

1. First MBBS

 
  - Concepts of Health and Disease
  - Sociology
  - Basic Nutrition
   
 

2. Second MBBS

 
  - Environment & Sanitation
  - Biostatistics
  - General Epidemiology
   
 

3. Third MBBS Part I

 
  - Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
  - Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases
  - Maternal & Child Health
  - Occupational Health
  - Genetics
  - Health Services
   
  First MBBS Visits
  The students are taken to various departments of the hospital, primary health care centers and some institutes of social importance for their orientation to the health system during the second half of first MBBS.
   
  Clinical Postings
 
  - Clinical Posting I – 4 weeks duration during 3rd semester
  - Clinical posting II – 4 weeks duration during 4th semester
  - Clinical posting II – 4 weeks duration during 6th and 7th semester
  The clinical postings include discussions and visits to important institutes of public health concern.  A list of the places for these visits is attached in Annexure I.
   
  Clinical Postings
  A group of 5 students is given a family of a patient to study the socio-economic, nutrition, environmental aspects of the disease under study. The students take a detailed study of these aspects for the family with help of the Medical Social Workers and present a report of the same.
   
  Other Activities
  The undergraduate students are involved in the National Immunization Days (Pulse Polio) for vaccination of the children under 5 years of age with oral polio vaccine at the Booths.
   
Medical Education Technology
   
  Medical Education Unit
  The department is actively involved in the activities of the Medical Education Unit and actively participated in conducting the Medical Education Technology Workshops at the college.
   
  UG Teaching Interventions for improvement
 
1. Common instructions for morning posting were documented.
2. Started taking formative assessment in the form of a mid- term Mock test during the clinical postings
3. Students are shown the answer sheets after term ending exam to give them formative feedback.
4. New visit started for AkshayPatra and ShramMandir Trust.
5. Students’ expectations from the department in the areas of teaching learning methodology are taken at the start of the posting.
6. Feedback is taken from students at the end of posting/end of theory lectures regarding their suggestions to improve the teaching learning methods.
   
Activities of UHTC
   
 
Location: Ellora Park, Subhanpura, Ward 10 in West Zone of Vadodara city
Distance from GMERS Medical College, Gotri: 3 km
Total Population covered: 51430    
Total Families: 12771
Total BPL families: 1107
Coverage of area:
  - Ellora park – Subhanpura slum quarters
  - Subhanpura – Hariomnagar, Santoshnagar
  - Samta – Amrutnagar, VrajBhoomi
  - Gorwa Housing Board – Jay Ambe Housing, Ashirwad Nagar
  - Laxmipura – Laxmipura Village, Vijay nagar
  - Alkapuri – RasooljiniChal, Vadivadi, Parsi compound
   
  Services:
 
General OPD: Daily ;
Lab Investigations:Hb; BGRH, Urine Albumin, Sugar; PS for MP; HIV
Specialists (Public Private Partnership)
  - Pediatrician- Every Tuesday  9-11 am Dr Yogita Chauhan
  - Gynecologist- Every Wednesday 10-12 am Dr Parul Shah
Immunization clinic/Mamta Day
  - Every Wednesday in morning (9 am to 1 pm) there is immunization clinic at UHTC.
  - Mamta days once a month at each of the 11 Anganwadis.
  - Mamta mobile service from VMSS on first Tuesday of every month (covering construction areas, pockets with no Anganwadi centre etc.)
Family Welfare Services
  - Cu-T Insertion; OC Pills; Condom; Referral Services for delivery, TL
RNTCP-DOT Centre
  - TBHV comes 3 days in a week at the centre Mon, Wed, Fri 9-12 pm
Undergraduate teaching: Educational visits to UHTC & Anganwadi.
Transport facility: One 32 seater mini Bus for student & One 8 seater Bolero
Medical Health Camp was organized with help of various department of our college at UHTC. (Annexure II)
Blood Donation Camp was organized on 4th June, 2013. (Annexure III)
Family Health Survey is being done with help of 8 MSW in field practice area under UHTC for getting basic data of the area to improve future health care delivery in the area.
Project:
 
  - Unmet need of family planning in field practice area
  - Knowledge, Attitude and Practice study regarding the vector borne diseases among the people in the field practice area
  Adolescent clinic at UHTC under KSY.
  Evaluation of Mamta day activity.
  Referral Services for delivery & TL
   
  Proposed services:
 
  - Abdominal/Lap TL & MTP services at UHTC by our LMO
  - NCD Clinic (particularly for DM & Hypertensive patients) twice a week with help of Medicine department.
  - KSY activity at community level in Anganwadi.
  - Regularization of Blood Donation Camp or Health camp at least quarterly.
  - Evaluation of DOTS in field practice area
   
Profile and Activities of RHTC
   
  Location: PHC Varnama, Varnama Village, Taluka -Vadodara, District - Vadodara
  Distance from GMERS Medical College, Gotri : 25 km
  Total Population covered : 34456
  Total Villages : 26
   
  Current Services:
  General OPD : Daily
  Specialists (Public Private Partnership)
 
  - Gynecologist- Every Monday 10-12 am from Gynaecology department of GMERS Medical College, Gotri.
  - ANC Counseling clinic- Every Monday 10-12 am by Dr. Urvashi Panchal, Tutor PSM department, GMERS Medical College, Gotri.
  Immunization clinic/Mamta Day
 
  - Every Monday in morning (9 am to 5 pm)
  - Mamta days once a month at each of the Sub-centre& Anganwadi of 26 villages.
  Delivery services at PHC (24*7) – around 2-3 deliveries per month.
  Family Welfare Services
 
  - Cu-T Insertion; OC Pills; Condom; Referral Services for TL
  RNTCP-DOT Centre
 
  - TBHV comes 3 days in a week at the centre Mon, Wed, Fri 9-12 pm
  Undergraduate teaching: Educational visits to RHTC & Anganwadi.
  Transport facility: One 32 seater mini Bus for student & One 8 seater vehicle
  Family Health Survey is being done with help of 8 paramedical workers in field practice area under RHTC for getting basic data of the area to improve future health care delivery in the area.
  Projects underway:
 
  - Unmet need of family planning in field practice area
  - Knowledge, Attitude and Practice study regarding the vector borne diseases among the people in the field practice area
  Evaluation of Mamta day activity.
  Community activities:
 
  - World Breastfeeding Week Celebration-Role plays, Video show, Open Forum discussion on breastfeeding with pregnant and lactating mothers. (Annexure: IV)
  - National Nutrition Week Celebration & follow-up nutrition counseling house to house-Screening of the child for Malnutrition, Sensitization of mother regarding importance of Growth Chart, Nutritional  Counseling, Health Education (Annexure V)
  House to house follow-up survey
  Proposed services :
  NCD Clinic (particularly for Diabetes& Hypertensive patients) twice a week with help of Medicine department.
  KSY activity at RHTC.
  Regularization of Blood Donation Camp or Health camp at least quarterly.
  Evaluation of DOTS in field practice area
   
Epidemiological Services
  The department is involved in the integrated disease surveillance project. The faculties from the department are providing services as members of the Rapid Response Teams for epidemiological investigation during the time of any epidemics as requested by the State Surveillance Unit.
   
Organization of CMEs / Trainings/ Workshops
  The department is currently involved in organizing the following training / CME programs.
 
1) - Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness
  - It is a 8days training for Medical Officers and other staff of the Health Centers done in collaboration with department of Pediatrics.
 
2) - Facility Based Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness
  - It is a 5 days training for Medical Officers and staff nurses of the Health Centers done in collaboration with department of Pedicatrics.
 
3) - Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices
  - This training is given to all staff members at the health facilities under the Mision Balam Sukham of the Gujarat State. This training is conducted in collaboration with Department of Pediatrics and the Divisional Training Center, Padra.
 
3) Pre-service IMNCI of undergraduate students
4) SIMS training with support from GSACS and NACO
   
Participation in Public Health Programs
  Apart from the department’s contribution to the public health by means of research, the department also participates in the national health programs through monitoring and evaluation and other activities as required.
 
1) College RNTCP Core Committee
  Professor and Head is currently member of the College RNTCP Core Committee.
 
2) Monitoring of RTI/STI Clinics
  NACO through its network of 938 designated STI/RTI clinics named ‘Suraksha Clinics’ (situated at government health care facilities at district level and above) is providing free standardized STI/RTI Syndromic Management and Counselling services. The faculties from the department are involved in monitoring by paying visits to these Suraksha Clinics.
 
3) Regional Monitoring Team for RMNCH+A Program
  The Assistant Professors from PSM Dept are assigned one District for monitoring of RMNCH+A Program run by the Department of Health and family Welfare of Gujarat State. This also covers the Village Health and Nutrition Day popularly known as ‘MAMTA Day’ in Gujarat. On an average 2 visits to MAMTA Day sessions are carried out by each RMT per month. The visit includes review of the plans of Village Health and Nutrition Day and the observation of the ongoing activities during the session. Immediate specific feedback is also given to the District Health Officials about the findings of the visits. A monthly report is also sent to the Commissionerate of Health and Family Welfare, Gujarat through Professor & Head of the Department. The Department covers one district and one corporation area as under.
   
 
No. RMT District Assigned
1 Dr Dharmendra Jankar Narmada
2 Dr Sanat Rathod Bharuch
3 Dr Kedar Mehta Vadodara Urban
   
 
4) Monitoring of the Intensified Pulse Polio Program (IPPI)
  The RMTs also participate in the monitoring of the National Immunization Days and Sub-national Immunization Days under the Intensified Pulse Polio Program (IPPI).
 
5) Support to the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare
  The faculties from the department are involved as facilitators for the following trainings run by the State Institute of Health and Family Welfareat the Divisional Training Center, Padra and District Training Team, Vadodara for the following Trainings.
 
  - RTI/ STI
  - Routine Immunization
  - IMNCI
  - Adolescent Friendly Health Services
 
6) Competency Assessment for Staff Nurses and ANMs using Skills Lab
  Dr Kedar Mehta is currently involved in Assessment Exercise for the Skills of the Staff Nurses and ANMs for Vadodara District in liaison with the Office of Regional Deputy Director, Vadodara.
   
Research Projects
 
- “Health star search Competition” among school students funded by IAPSM-GC in collaboration with Govt. of Gujarat was successfully completed in 2013.
- Ongoing Research Project on “Rising Trend of Dengue cases in Gotri Hospital, GMERS Medical College, Vadodara” in collaboration with Dept. of Medicine.
- “A study to measure the energy level of the human body and individual organs and systems in a neutral state (without cell phone); and to compare the effects thereof with cell phone; and subsequently cell phone in association with a device” is ongoing research project under guidance of Dr. Dipak Solanki as Principal Investigator.
   
  Editorial Membership
 
- Dr Dipak Solanki and Dr Chandresh Pandya are serving as member of the Editorial Board of the journal Healthline which is the journal published by the Gujarat State Chapter of the association.
- Dr Dipak Solanki is Member of the Editorial Board for the National Journal of Community Medicine.
- Dr Amul Patel is Joint Editor for the International Journal of Research in Medicine.
- Dr Kedar Mehta is Member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Current Trends in Science and Technology, Research & Reviews: A Journal of Medicine, Focus in Research & Education.
   
Publications by the Teaching staff
  The scientific publications by staff members of the department is attached in Annexure VI.
   
Networking / Collaboration
 
1) Participation in activities of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine
  Various faculties of the department have in the past served the association in various capacities. Dr Chandresh Pandya was member of the National Governing Council representing West Zone for the years 2010-11 and 2011-12.

At the statelevel Dr Chandresh Pandya is Vice-president and Dr Kedar Mehta is Member, Governing Council for the current year.  Dr Parag Chavda has served as Member, Governing Council for two terms in the past and was actively involved in the website development for the state chapter.
   
 
2) UNICEF
  The faculties from the department acted as facilitators for the District Gap analysis exercise for the RMNCH+A Program in Panchmahals District for UNICEF where it was Lead Development Partner.
   
 
3) National PolioSurveillance Unit (WHO – Government of India)
  The department faculties are serving as External Monitors for the NIDs and SNID for the intensified pulse polio immunization campaigns through the Office of Surveillance Medical Officer for the Vadodara region.
   
Awards / Honors
  Dr Kedar Mehta, Assistant Professor won the second prize for oral paper presentation in H.M. Patel session at XXIth Annual State Conference of IAPSM-GC in the year 2013-2014.
   
Proposed activities for future
 
- Iodine deficiency disorders survey in Anand and Narmada district with the support of state nutrition cell, Govt. of Gujarat
- Research Methodology workshop for the faculties of GMERS Medical College, Gotri is proposed in August  2014.
- National level workshop on Scientific Writing in collaboration with NIHFW, India is underway in 2014.
- Strategic Information Management Training for staff nurses of FICTC/PPP under NACP III financially supported by Gujarat State AIDS Control Society.
- Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT)  training for GSACS
   
Annexure I
  Visits to various public heath institutes for undergraduate students
 
1 Food & Drugs laboratory
2 Baroda Dairy
3 Akshayapatra Trust
4 Water Filtration Plant: Nimeta
5 Sewage Treatment Plant: Tarsali
6 Gujarat Pollution Control Board
7 Ward Sanitary Office
8 Malaria Filaria Unit
9 Birth and Death Registration Office
10 District Disability Rehabilitation Centre
11 NGO: Shroff Foundation
12 Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre
13 Family Planning Clinic
14 ICTC / PPTCT
15 STI clinic
16 Primary Health Centre
17 District Health Office
18 District Tuberculosis Office
19 District Leprosy Office
20 Hospital for mental health
21 ShramMandir Trust
22 ESI hospital
   
Annexure II
  Diagnostic Camp organized at the UHTC
  A Diagnostic Camp was conducted for the population served by the Urban Health Training Center, Subhanpura with the Medicine, Dematology, TB and Chest Disease specialties from the GMERS Medical College, and General Hospital, Gotri in February 2013.
   
 
   
   
Annexure III
  Blood Donation Camp organized by Department of Community Medicine
 
   
  4th June, 2013
  Place : Urban Health Training Centre, Subhanpura, Vadodara
  Our department got together for a noble cause. It was the organization of a blood donation camp in our Urban Health Training Centre which is located in Subhanpura area of Vadodara city. The camp was held in the Hall of our UHTC. The community was informed through house to house visit by our MSWs & during OPD visit at UHTC before 1-2 weeks. The camp was started at 9.00 in the morning. Initially we screened all donors for fitness to donate blood by a screening method which can detect Hb% >12 or not and by full clinical history. Those who suffered from any diseases, taking medicine like steroids, anemic or those with Rh-ve blood group were exempted from donation of blood. We took mobile no. of negative blood group so that whenever required they can be call for help. All those who donated blood were given tea or coffee and biscuits. All the donors were also awarded a certificate. Pathology department has tested the donated blood for HIV, HBsAg, Malaria parasite, HCV & VDRL and reports were send to the donors by mail. Our staff members also did not stay back & donated blood. We got a total 14 units of blood. Everyone appreciated for being a part of a noble cause.
   
Annexure IV
  World Breastfeeding Week Celebration 2014
  Breastfeeding – A Winning Goal for Life!
  World Breast feeding Week -2014 was celebrated by the Department of Community Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Gotri, Vadodara, Gujarat during 1st to 7th August, 2014. The main objective of this celebration was to provide guidance and support to the pregnant and lactating mothers at the Community level in rural and urban slum practice areas of the department. Activities were carried out at RHTC Varnama, Subcentre Por, Santoshnagar Anganwadi and Urban Health Training Center (UHTC), Subhanpura.

Participants: More than 100 Beneficiaries (pregnant and lactating mothers) in all the above mentioned  areas participated in the program. All the beneficiaries were invited by the Medical Social workers of the department by home visits.
   
  Major Activities :
 
1) Role plays :
  First Role play was conducted by faculties and Medical Social workers of the department focusing on issues related to initiation of breastfeeding and importance of colostrum, exclusive breastfeeding and initiation of Complementary feeding and areas pertaining to child care and immunization. Purpose of this role play was to give loud and clear messages on breastfeeding as well as elimination of myths and to bring about behaviour changes in mothers and mother-in-laws.
   
 
2) Video show :
  Video films in local language were shown to mothers on correct Breastfeeding techniques like positioning and attachment.
   
 
3) Open Forum discussion on breastfeeding with pregnant and lactating mothers :
  Aninteractive session was conducted with pregnant and lactating mothers regarding common problems of breastfeeding and child feeding practices. It was addressed by Dr. Indira Parmar, Dean and all other faculty members of the deparment.
 
   
Annexure V
  National Nutrition Week Celebration
  (1st to 7th September, 2013)
  “Better Nutrition, Better Health, Better Life!”
 
   
  The celebration was carried out at Urban Health Training Centre, Subhanpura, Vadodara City on 3th September.  Total 83 beneficiaries of urban slum participated in the program. All the beneficiaries with their mothers of nearby 6 Angadwadi(total 12) each from urban were invited before 3-4 days by our Medical Social Workers by home visits and also by our Angadwadi workers /CLVs. On the day we have also arranged transport facility (our mini bus) for escorting beneficiaries from Angadwadi areas. Community volunteers of the Angadwadi area have also participated in the program.
   
  Key Activities :
 
1) Registration of child: Name, Age, full Address, Sex, Birth weight noted during registration.
2) Screening of the child for Malnutrition: Weight, Height, Mid arm circumference measured by our tutor/MSWs.
3) Sensitization of mother regarding importance of Growth Chart ::
4) Nutritional  Counselling :
 
- We have assessed Breast feeding & Complementary feeding practices by mothers of below 1 year children as per Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices Guideline
- Dietary Assessment and Counselling of all malnourished children (i.e., Yellow & Red colour coder by WHO Growth Chart) was done by our Dietician.
  Health Education :
  Poster Display by our MSWs to create awareness for healthy eating practices.
   
Annexure VI
  Publications by the teaching faculties
 
- Dr. Dipak Solanki
  A qualitative study on self medication practices in urban settings of Jamnagar. Accepted for publication in International Journal of research in medicine. Reference No: 58/2/20013
- Dr. Bharat H Patel
 
1) Determinants of Overweight and Obesity in Affluent adolescent in Surat city, South Gujarat region, India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2011; Vol 36 (4), 296-300
2) Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about HIV/AIDS among young people- a baseline survey in Navsari and Dang districts of Gujarat. International Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2011; Vol 1 (4), 20-23
3) Gynecological morbidity among grass level health care providers in an urban set-up. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India. 2012; Vol 62 (2), 184-187
4) Knowledge and behaviour related to HIV and STI among female textile workers in Surat city. The Journal of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. 2012; Vol 17 (2), 22-27
5) Study of sexual behaviour and prevalence of STIs/RTIs and HIV among female workers of textile industries in Surat city, Gujarat, India. Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS. 2013; Vol 34 (1), 14-18
6) Socio-demographic and environmental correlates of leprosy: A hospital based case-control study. National Journal of Community Medicine. 2013; Vol 4 (3), 369-376
- Dr. Chandresh Pandya
 
1) Iodine Deficiency Disorders among children of 6 -12 years in Vadodara district, Gujarat, India : Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health:Oct-Dec:13(4),2011
2) Menstrual Pattern of Adolescent School Girls of Bhavnagar (Gujarat): National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine:Vol.2(1) Jan-March,2011
3) Reproductive Health Awareness and behavior of Adolescent Girls of Bhavnagar(Gujarat): Indian Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine:vol.42 No.1,2011
4) Isolation of Vibrio Cholera O1 during an outbreak of Acute Gastroenteritis in Dahod District, Gujarat.: National Journal of Community Medicine:Vol.3, Issue1,Jan-March-2012
- Dr. Amul Patel
 
1) Plasmodia Falciparum Versus Plasmodia Vivax: Which is a Lesser Evil? NJCM 2012;3(3):541-7
2) A socio-demographic profile of infant deaths in a tribal block of south Gujarat. NJCM 2011; 2(3):399-403
3) Perceptions regarding mosquito borne diseases in an urban area of Rajkot city. NJMR 2011; 1(2):45-47
4) Profile of Drowning Autopsies at Rajkot Civil Hospital: A two year study. NJIRM 2012; 3(1):125-129.
5) Assessment of medical certificate of cause of death at a new teaching hospital in Vadodara. NJCM 2011; 2(3):349-353
6) Factors influencing infant deaths in a tribal area of south Gujarat. NJIRM 2012; 3(2); 95-100.
7) A histopathological study of ophthalmic lesions at a teaching hospital. NJMR 2012; 2(2):133-136
8) A profile of cases of hemoglobinopathies at a medical college. NJMR 2012; 2(2):137-140
- Dr. Dharmendra V Jankar
 
1) A study of breast feeding practices among infants living in slums of Bhavnagar city, Gujarat , India, Healthline, Vol – 2, Issue – 2, , Page No 78-82, Jan-June 2011
2) Socio-Demographic Profile Of Infant Mortality By Verbal Autopsy In Urban Area Of Bhavnagar, Gujarat National Journal Of Community Medicine Vol 2 Issue 3 Oct-Dec 2011 Page 335-339
3) Analysis Of Causes Of Infant Mortality By Verbal Autopsy Method In Corporation Area Of Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India Indian Journal Of Maternal And Child Health, 2012 Apr – Jun;14(2) Page 2-11
4) Assessment of Knowledge about Tuberculosis among Newly Diagnosed Patients Registered in District Tuberculosis Center, Bhavnagar, Gujarat. NJIRM. (2012); 3(3): 90-94.
5) Outbreak of hepatitis E with bimodal peak in rural area of Bhavnagar, India, 2010 Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, (2012), Volume:5, Issue:3, Page : 190-194
- Dr. Parag Chavda
 
1) Isolation of Vibrio Cholera O1 During An Outbreak Of Acute Gastroenteritis In Dahod District, Gujarat. National Journal of Community Medicine Vol 3 Issue 1 Jan-March 2012 page 104-7
2) Assessment Of Clinical Postings In Community Medicine At A Medical College In Western India-A Focus Group Discussion With Teachers. National Journal of Community Medicine 2010, Vol. 1, Issue 2 Page 168-9
- Dr. SanatRathod
 
1) Changing Prevalence of Iodine Deficiency Disorders in Amreli District, Gujarat, India, National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine Vol. 2(3), 2011; July- Sept;77-80.
2) Changing Prevalence of Iodine Deficiency Disorders in Bhavnagar District, Gujarat, India, National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine Vol. 2(4),2011; Oct-Dec;18-21.
3) Socio-Demographic Profile Of Infant Mortality by Verbal Autopsy in Urban Area of Bhavnagar, Gujarat. National Journal of Community Medicine, Vol. 2 (3), 2011; Oct-Dec;335-39.
4) Analysis of Causes of Infant Mortality by Verbal Autopsy Method in Corporation Area of Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health, Vol.14(2), 2012;Apr–Jun;1-11.
5) Assessment of Knowledge about Tuberculosis among Newly Diagnosed Patients Registered in District Tuberculosis Center, Bhavnagar, Gujarat. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, Vol. 3(3): July-August 2012; 90-94.
6) Gynaecological Morbidities In Women Of Reproductive Age Group In Urban Slums Of Bhavnagar City. National Journal of Community Medicine, Vol.3(4);Oct –Dec 2012;657-60.
- Dr. Rohit Parmar
 
1) Are Care Takers of Link Worker’s Scheme Of HIV/AIDS Knowledgeable Enough? Assessment study Of Link Workers Scheme InSurat District. April – June 2012: Vol. 2(2):173-75
2) Assessment Of Knowledge And Skills Of Counselling Among Link Workers Of Link Workers’ Scheme For Hiv/Aids In Rural Areas Of Surat District. National Journal Of Community Medicine, April-June 2012 :Vol-3(2):348-51
3) Trends Of Different Sexually Transmitted Diseases In A Std Clinic Of A Tertiary Care Hospital: Comparison Between Viral Origin And Bacterial Origin Stds. National Journal Of Medical Research, July – Sept 2012: Vol. 2(3):358-61
4) Self Reported Condom Use And Incident Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) And Reproductive Tract Infections (Rti) Among Female Sex Workers: Is There Any Association? National Journal Of Community Medicine, July-Sept. 2012 :Vol-3(3):510-13
5) Tracing Causes Of Death In Neonates In Urban And Rural Communities In Ahmedabad And Gandhinagar Districts. National Journal Of Integrated Research In Medicine, September-October 2012; Vol. 3(4);42-45
- Dr. Kedar Mehta
 
1) Patel S, Baxi RK, Patel SN, Golin CE, Mehta M, Bakshi H, Shingrapure K, Modi E, Coonor P, Mehta K. Perceptions regarding barriers and facilitators to antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence among PLWHA in Gujarat, India – A qualitative study India. Indian J Sex Transm Dis. Forthcoming;
2) Patel S, Baxi RK, Mehta M, Patel SN, Golin CE, Bakshi H, Shingrapure K, Modi E, Coonor P, Mehta K. Sexual Behavior among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Gujarat, India – A Qualitative Study. Indian Journal of social work. Forthcoming;
3) Shah SH, Rajani K, Kataria L, Patel S, Mehta K. Perception and prevalence of domestic violence in study population (Spouse Of Psychotic Patients, Spouse Of Non Psychiatric Patients And Hospital Staff). Industrial psychiatry journal. Forthcoming
4) Kotecha PV, Patel S, Baxi RK, Shah S, Mehta KG, Diwanji M. Perceptions of Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID) regarding the causes and treatment of PID at SSG hospital Vadodara. Asian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Forthcoming
5) Kotecha PV, Patel SV, Bhalani KD, Shah D, Shah VS, Mehta KG. Prevalence of dental fluorosis & dental caries in association with high levels of drinking water fluoride content in a district of Gujarat, India. Indian J Med Res. 2012 Jun;135(6):873-7. PubMed PMID: 22825606; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3410214.
6) Kotecha PV, Patel SV, Shah D, Bhalani KD, Shah VS, Mehta KG. A cross sectional study to assess the prevalence of skeletal Flurosis and the relationship for Dental Fluorosis and Skeletal Fluorosis in Baroda district villages. The Indian Practitioner . 2012 February ; 65(2):85-89.
7) Kotecha PV, Patel S, Baxi RK, Shah, S, Mehta KG, Diwanji M. Treatment seeking pathway of PID patients attending SSG hospital. National Journal of Community Medicine. 2011 July ; 2(2):186-190.
8) Kotecha PV, patel SV, Mazumdar VS, Baxi RK, Misra S, Bakshi H, Diwanji M, Modi E, Mehta K. BMIs and self-perception of weight and Height among Adolescent students in Rural area of Vadodara. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice . 2011 June  ; 22(1):32-39.
9) Patel SV, Baxi RK, Kotecha PV, Mazumdar VS, Bakshi HN, Mehta KG. A Case-control Study of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Its Association with Multiparity. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice. 2011 June ; 22(1):28-30.
10) Katara PS, Patel SV, Mazumdar VS, Mehta KG, Shringarpure K, Bakshi HN. 4.A Study on Feeding Practices among Infants aged up to 6 Months in Urban Slums of Vadodara. Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health . 2011 April ; 13(2):1-7.
11) Kotecha PV, Patel S, Mazumdar VS, Baxi RK, Misra S, Mehta KG, Diwanji M, Bakshi H. Identification and Ranking of Problems Perceived Among Urban School Going Adolescents of Vadodara India. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice. 2011 March ; 21(10):555-565.
12) Patel SV, Baxi,R K, Kotecha PV, Mazumdar VS, Mehta KG, Bakshi HN, Diwanji M. A case control study of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and its association with Abortion. Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health . 2011 January ; 13(1):1-8.
13) Patel SV, Baxi RK, Kotecha PV, Mazumdar VS, Mehta KG, Diwanji M. Association between pelvic inflammatory disease and abortions. Indian J Sex Transm Dis. 2010 Jul;31(2):127-8. PubMed PMID: 21716793; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3122592.
   
 
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