Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital (NRSMC&H)

WELCOME TO COMMUNITY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT


About the Department

Department of Community Medicine is situated in 6th floor of Academy Building of Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata. It occupies the whole 6th floor of Academy building. It has been shifted in its current position in Academy Building in the year 2011 before which it was in the Dr Subhas Mukherjee building.

Vision of the department: To ensure developing competent physicians who will cater health care needs of the citizens of India by rational utilization of scarce resources.

Mission of the department: Providing adequate teaching and training of physicians who will assess the community needs both for seek and well and plan and administer services to meet those needs and to empower the people to achieve and maintain a good level of health.

 Objectives:

l  Teaching

l  Training

l  Service

l  Research

The Department has the following components:

  1. Rural Health Training Centre: It’s situated in Hariharpur BPHC, Mallikpur, Baruipur, South 24 PGS. The whole BPHC including all its staff and activities are under administrative control of the Principal, NRSMC. Apart from Hariharpur BPHC Amdanga Rural Hospital and Chanditala BPHC are also under the administrative control of Principal, NRSMC and are used as Rural Health Training Centre of the Department of Community Medicine, NRSMC. MBSS students in different Phase-I & III attend RHTC for their training/teaching purposes. Interns are posted in RHTC for a period of three weeks for training about the health problems of rural people via conducting OPD duty under supervision, having 1st hand knowledge about the implementation of various National Health Programmes, functioning of Community Health centre, conducting survey, arranging health camps, celebrating various Public Health Days, conducting behavior change communication camps, house to house visit for collecting health information and providing health talks etc. A three storied residential hostel is situated at RHTC, Hariharpur where interns have to stay as it’s a residential posting. Hariharpur BPHC is 32 KM away from NRSMC and Students/Interns and staff/faculty are provided with transport by Bus/SUV.

Urban Health Training Centre: The UPHC of KMC ward no.53 at Entally is under control of the Principal, NRSMC and is utilized as the Urban training centre, Department of Community Medicine, NRSMC, Kolkata. Interns attend here for one week to have an exposure to the health problem of urban people, specially the urban poor via conducting OPD duty under supervision, implementation of various National Health programme, functioning of UPHC, other health facilities like sub- 

  1. centres/AWC, DOTS clinic/Malaria-FP clinic. Students are brought to UHTC to give them an overview of Urban Primary Health Care system-UPHC/SC/AWC etc. It’s 2 KM away from NRSMC and students/interns and faculty/staff are provided with transport e.g. Bus/SUV.
  2. Field Practice area for implementation of Family Adoption Programme: Slums in KMC Ward No. 36 are utilized for FAP implementation. It is used after obtaining necessary administrative approval of Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO), KMC. It’s situated about 1.0KM away from NRSMC. Students/Staff/Faculty are provided with transport (Bus/SUV) to reach the slums. Good level of collaboration is maintained with the members of Urban Local Body/Community leaders/NGO/CBOs for FAP implementation.
  3. Department Proper: It has enough space which contains:-
    1. One Lecture Theatre of 250 capacity, fully Air-conditioned and equipped with modern teaching-learning AIDs like LCD projector, Board, Sound systems etc.
    2. Five Demonstration room of 60 capacity
    3. One Library with 275 books and 50 Journals
    4. One seminar room with 35 capacity
    5. One Public Health Laboratory
    6. One Research Lab.
    7. One Museum with around 150 specimens of Public Health importance
    8. One Cold Chain room with provision o f 24 hours air conditioning
    9.  One office room
    10. One room for PGTs
    11. Rooms for all categories of faculty and support staff
    12. Separate Lavatory for staff/male-female faculty

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  1. Department performs different activities:

                                                                         Curative services-                                                                                                                                           

  1. OPD/IPD/Emergency services in RHTC & OPD services only at UHTC
  2. Faculty of the department provide services at General OPD, NRSMCH
  3. Department has one immunization clinic in the Out-Patient-Department (OPD) building, NRSMCH where routine immunization for Children/Pregnant as well as well adult immunization as recommended/needed by the patients of different departments/ staff/students are carried out in all working days in a week from 9:00 AM to 2:00PM.                                                                   
    1. Department provides regular counseling services to:                                                                                                      
      1. Breast feeding/infant and young child feeding (IYCF) at routine immunization clinic
      2. Kangaroo Mother Care at routine immunization clinic
      3. Family Planning at routine immunization clinic/FAP field practice area/RHTC/UHTC
      4. WASH
      5. Balance diet during lactation period and in childhood
      6. Growth monitoring of children
      7. Vaccination of children & pregnant mothers                                                                                                           
    2. Department regularly celebrate at NRSMC/RHTC/UHTC or in all places at a time:                                          
      1. World Health day/Different other Public Health days at RHTC/UHTC/NRSMC

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  1. Department/Faculty of the Department conducts in various training/Workshop:                                                                   
    1. IYCF Training
    2. BCME workshop
    3. Reorientation on Anti-rabies prophylaxis
    4. Workshop on “Research Methodology” for PGTs/PDTs

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Departmental News / Events / Success Stories

Publications


1. Dibakar Haldar: Sain S, Chattopadhyay A, Haldar D. Awareness, acceptance, and hesitancy about COVID-19 vaccine among residents of urban and rural health training center field practice area of a medical college at Kolkata: A cross-sectional survey. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2023 Sept 14(9)

2. Dibakar Haldar : Maji B, Roy R, Haldar D, Samanta S. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown on hospital attendance of various infectious disease patients at an apex infectious disease hospital of Eastern India. Int Arch Health Sci 2022;9:145-51.

3. Nabanita Chakraborty, Moumita De, Jhuma Sarkar: Chakraborty N, De M, Sarkar J. Motivational factors and Post vaccination symptoms among Covid-19 Vaccinated beneficiaries at a Tertiary care hospital, WB,India: A cross sectional study Nabanita Chakraborty, Moumita De, Jhuma Sarkar Journal of Clinical & Diagnosic Research 2022,Oct, Vol 16(10);LC18-LC24.

4. Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee : Bandyopadhyay A, Samanta S, Mukherjee A. Comparison of the ldentífication of Emotional Facial Expressions from Full Faces with only the Eyes and the Mouth Regions in Young Indian Adults: an Exploratory Study. International Journal of Psychological Research. 2023 Aug 23;16(2):24-30.

5. Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee: Samanta S, Bandyopadhyay A, Bhattacherjee S, Mukherjee A. Dermatological Quality of Life among Leprosy Patients Residing at a Rehabilitation Center in North-Eastern India: A Cross-Sectional Study. Clinical Dermatology Review. 2023 Apr 1;7(2):148-52

6. Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee: Bandyopadhyay A, Mukherjee A, Rout AJ, et al. 0-23 Prevalence and factors associated with occupational noise induced hearing loss among employees of an international airport of West Bengal, India. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2023; 80:A23.

7. Dr. Swapnodeep Sarkar, Dr. Nivedita Roychoudhury: Debnath M, Golui P Roychoudhury N, Sarkar S. Across-sectional study onmothers' knowledge, attitude and practice regarding the vaccines given at the routineimmunisation clinic of a tertiary care hospital in West Bengal. J Undergraduate Med Res.(2022) 4:31-40.

8. Dr. Swapnodeep Sarkar, Dr. Sk Golam Mortuja, Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee : Banerjee B, Sarkar S, Mortuja S G, Mukherjee A. Comparison of Lipid Profile of Sedentary Workers with the Athletes Undertaking Aerobic Exercises Regularly. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development 2023; 14(4):72-77.

9. Dr. Sk Golam Mortuja, Dr. Swapnodeep Sarkar, Dr. Eashin Gazi, Dr. Saikat Bhattacharya: Mortuja S G,Sarkar S, Gazi E, Bhattacharya S. Quality of life among type-2 diabetes melitus patients: A cross-sectional Study from Eastern Indian Medical Institute. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & evelopment: 2023(Accepted).

10. Dr. Swapnodeep Sarkar : Comparative Study among the Patients with different Coronary Risk Factors for detection of Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease by Treadmill Test Confirmed by Coronary Angiography. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences; 2023 (Accepted).

11. Dr. Niladri Banerjee : Gupta S, Samsuzzaman M, Banerjee N, Das DK. Field level experiences in delivering COVID-19-related services by accredited social health activists in a block of Purba Bardhaman District, West Bengal: A qualitative study. Med JDY Patil Vidyapeeth 2022;15:S8-13.

12. Dr. Niladri Banerjee: Dutta K, Naskar S, Das DK, Banerjee N. Exploring challenges of teenage pregnancy and motherhood from beneficiaries and providers' perspectives: A qualitative study in a rural area of Purba Bardhaman District, West Bengal, India. JFamily Med Prim Care 2022;11:7272-9.

Conference & CME arranged by the department:

1. CME held and successfully organized on Anti Rabies day

2. CMEheld and successfully organized on World TB Day

3. CME held and successfully organized on World No Tobacco Day

4. CMEheld and successfully organized on IDSP

5. CMEheld and successfully organized on MR campaign

6. Awareness program for mothers successfully organized on Breastfeeding week

7. Public health awareness program successfully organized on World Nutrition Day

 

Achievements:

1CMR STS proposal accepted under guidance of Dr. Swapnodeep Sarkar

Academic Details


UG Teaching Program
  1. Undergraduate:                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    1. MBBS- Lecture class from Phase-I to Phase-III, Part-1 (250 MBBS students)
    2. Family adoption programme: Phase-I to Phase-III, Part-1 (250 MBBS students)
    3. Tutorial/Practical classes: Phase-III, Part-1(250 MBBS students)
    4. SDL/SGT/SGL/seminar/CME: from Phase-I to Phase-III, Part-1(250 MBBS students)
    5. Clinical Posting for research project: in Phase-II(250 MBBS students)
    6. AETCOM- in Phse-III, Part-1(250 MBBS students)
    7. Field visits as per NMC recommendtion for FAP and introduction to Health care delivery system/Implementation of National Health Programme in RHTC/UHTC
    8. Orientation towards organizing/conducting health/awareness generation camp
    9. Plantation by the students

 



PG Teaching Program
  1. Post-graduate:                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    1. MSc Nursing students, CON, NRSMC-38 (Research Methodology & Biostatics)
    2. Six PGTs belonging to MD,Community Medicine & Two PGTs of MD, Epidemiology are posted in the Department for fulfilling Pedagogical teaching-learning component of their curriculum. Regular seminar, Journal Clubs, CMEs, Short research study conduction & discussion are going on in the department.
    3. Guidance to PGTs/PDTs/Junior faculty of different disciplines for developing research proposal/conducting research/analyses of research data etc.

 



PD Teaching Program

Not Applicable.



Ongoing Research

Comprehensive report on the current status of health and clinical research activities

SL. No

Project Topic/Title

Year

Status

Financial Aid

Details of Investigators (Name,

Role: PI/Co-PI, Designation)

Remarks

1.

Spectrum of Psychological Morbidity among the Attendees in Psychiatry Out-Patient-Department of Medical Colleges and Mental Hospitals of West Bengal

2023

Running

National Health Mission Dept. of Health &Family Welfare NCD SEC

 

1. Dr. Eashin Gazi, Principal Investigator (PI), Asst Prof, Community Medicine, NRSMC, Kolkata

2. Dr. (Prof) Dibakar Haldar, Co-PI-1, Prof. & HOD, Community Medicine, NRSMC, Kolkata

3. Dr. Sk Golam Mortuja, Co-PI-2, Demonstrator, Community Medicine, NRSMC, Kolkata

4. Dr. Samik Parna Pal, Co-PI -3 State Consultant NMHP, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of West Bengal

 

Ethical clearance has taken and accepted

2.

Evaluation of Nutritional Status of Patients with Depression attending Psychiatry OPD of Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

2023

Approved

Waiting for fund allocation

Dr. Swapnodeep Sarkar (PI)

Dr. Saikat Bhattacharya (CO-PI)

 

 

3.

 

The pattern of dermatological disorders among patients attending the Dermatology outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital in Kolkata

 

2024

 

Completed

 

Not Funded

 

Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee (PI)

Dr. Swapnodeep Sarkar (CO-PI)

 

 

4.

Assessment of study and recreational screen time, their relationship with anxiety, depression and academic performance: A cross-sectional study among undergraduate medical students of Eastern India

2023

Completed & waiting for publication

 

ICMR STS

Dr. Swapnodeep Sarkar (Guide)

 

 

5.

Evaluation Of Novel BCC Program on Active Aging In Rural And Urban Communities Of West Bengal

2024

Ongoing

Nil

Dr. Nabanita Chakraborty (PI)

Prof. Dibakar Haldar (Guide)

 

Phd Theisis

(Ethical Clearance Taken and accepted)

 

6.

Clinicosocial Profile of Cancer Patients Attending Radiotherapy Out Patient Department Of A Tertiary Care Hospital In Kolkata: A Cross-sectional Study

2024

Completed & waiting for publication

Nil

 

Dr.Eashin Gazi(PI)

 

Dr. Nabanita Chakraborty (Co PI)

 

 

7.

Metered-Dose-Inhaler Technique Errors and its predictors in patients attending a respiratory care out Patient department in a tertiary care hospital

2023

Waiting for publication

Nil

Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee (PI)

Dr. Eashin Gazi

(C0- PI)

Dr. Sk Golam Mortuja

 

 

8.

Challenges Faced and Support Received from Care Givers among Tracheostomy Patients Admitted in Selected Government Hospitals, West Bengal

2024

Synopsis

Submitted

to WBUHS

NIL

Nasreen Naaz Firdous

 

Dr Sk Golam

Mortuja

 

Mitali Adhikari

 

 

9.

Spectrum of Psychological Morbidity among the Attendees in Psychiatry Out Patient-Department of Medical Colleges and Mental Hospitals of West Bengal

2023

Running

National

Health

Mission

Dept. of

Health

& Family

Welfare

NCD SEC

1. Dr. Eashin Gazi,

Principal Investigator (PI),

Asst Prof,

Community

Medicine, NRSMC,

Kolkata

 

2. Dr. (Prof)

Dibakar Haldar, Co-

PI-1, Prof. & HOD,

Community

Medicine, NRSMC,

Kolkata

 

3. Dr. Sk Golam

Mortuja, Co-PI-2,

Demonstrator,

 

4. Dr. Shamik Parna

Paul, Co-PI -3 State

Consultant NMHP,

Department of

Health and Family

Welfare, Govt of

West Bengal

 

Ethical

clearance

has taken and accepted

 

10.

A real-world prospective study to evaluate the geographical distribution of prevalence, sensitization rate, and utilization of prophylactic treatment of Rh-negative women in India

2023

Running

NIL

Dr Sk Golam

Mortuja

 

11.

Growth Velocity, Growth Faltering and Their Correlates Among Under Five Children in a Rural Area of Purba Bardhaman District, West Bengal: A Longitudinal Study

 

Started in 2021

 

Article submission phase

 

Research grant for from ICMR

 

Dr. Anisha Sarkar, SR, CM BMCH

 

Dr. Niladri Banerjee, Asst. Prof., CM, NRSMCH

 

Dr. Dilip Kumar Das, Prof. & Head, Murshidabad Medical College

 

 

12.

Assessment of Knowledge Practice and Barriers to Practice Breast Self examination Among women of a selected Urban Slum of Kolkata, West Bengal

2024

Synopsis

Submitted

to WBUHS

Nil

Payal Shaw (M.Sc. Nursing Student)

 

MADAM SUSMITA SENGUPTA

(SENIOR LECTURER, GOVT.CON,

NRS, MC & H)

 

DR. NILADRI BANERJEE

(ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPT. OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE NRS, MC & H)

 

13.

Magnitude Of burn out Among the interns in the medical college at Kolkata

2024

Ongoing

Nil

Dr. (Prof)

Dibakar Haldar

Ethical clearance has taken and accepted

14.

Carrier Option Among the interns in the medical college at Kolkata

2024

Ongoing

Nil

Dr. (Prof)

Dibakar Haldar

Ethical clearance has taken and accepted

15.

Perception and practice of adult vaccination Among the Physicians in a Medical College of Kolkata

2024

Ongoing

Nil

Dr. (Prof)

Dibakar Haldar

Ethical clearance has taken and accepted

16.

Anthropometric Correlation of Dyslipidemia

2024

Ongoing

Nil

Dr. (Prof)

Dibakar Haldar

Ethical clearance has taken and accepted

17.

SWOT Analysis of Family Adoption Programme

2024

Ongoing

Nil

Dr. (Prof)

Dibakar Haldar

Ethical clearance has taken and accepted

 

 



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Faculty Details

Image Name Department Designation Email ID Phone Address Publications Services
Dr Dibakar Haldar (MD SPM) Community Medicine Professor & Head dibahaldar@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr Indira Dey (Pal) (MD SPM) Community Medicine MSVP & Professor indiradeypal@rediffmail.com N/A View View
Dr Jhuma Sarkar (DGO, MD SPM) Community Medicine Professor nrscommunitymedicine@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr Abhijit Mukherjee (DTCD, MD SPM ) Community Medicine Associate Professor nrscommunitymedicine@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr Maumita De (DA, MD SPM) Community Medicine Assistant Professor nrscommunitymedicine@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr Saikat Bhattacharya (MD SPM ) Community Medicine Associate Professor nrscommunitymedicine@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr Swapnodeep Sarkar (MD SPM) Community Medicine Assistant Professor nrscommunitymedicine@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr Nabanita Chakraborty (MD SPM) Community Medicine Assistant Professor nabanitachak@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr Eashin Gazi Community Medicine Assistant Professor eashingazi@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr. Niladri Banerjee Community Medicine Assistant Professor nibknock@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr Parnava Das Community Medicine Assistant Professor drdasparnava@gmail.com N/A View View
Dr Sunil Baran Mandal (RHTC) (MBBS) Community Medicine Medical Officer sunilbaranmandal@gmail.com N/A View View

Residents Details

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Image Name Department Position Address Publications Services
Dr Nivedita Roy Choudhury (MD SPM) Community Medicine Tutor/Demonstrator N/A ViewView
Dr Sk Golam Mortuja (MD SPM) Community Medicine Tutor/Demonstrator N/A ViewView
Dr. Tuhin Mukhopadhyay Community Medicine Senior Resident N/A ViewView
Mr Debashis Goswami Community Medicine Senior Resident N/A ViewView

Non Teaching Staff

Image Name Department Position Address
Smt Bani Ghatak Community Medicine Senior PHN N/A
Smt Ruby Basu Community Medicine PHN N/A
Smt Rinku Dalapati Community Medicine PHN N/A
Smt Namita Mukherjee Community Medicine PHN N/A
Mrs Sharmishta Jotdar Community Medicine PHN N/A
Mr Dilip Kumar Mahapatra Community Medicine GDA N/A
Mrs Krishna Duari Community Medicine PHN N/A
Mr Indrajit Sarkar Community Medicine GDA N/A
Mr Sanjit Mallick Community Medicine GDA N/A
Mr. Sukanta Roy Community Medicine GDA N/A