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Department of Community Medicine

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences was operational since 2005 and the Medical college became functional in the year 2007 after the first batch of MBBS students got admitted into this institution. The Department of Community Medicine started functioning from the year 2007 with the basic objectives of teaching, training, research activities and creating awareness within the health providers and public on different health programmes.

This department is equipped with highly skilled Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and allied Paramedical staff. The Department of Community Medicine imparts medical education to the Interns, MBBS students, M.Sc.(Nursing), B.Sc.(Nursing) and G.N.M. students of KIlT University. This department has P.G. teaching since the year 2011 and conducts training of Interns, MBBS students ad Nursing students at Urban Health and Training Center & Rural Health and Training Center level . It will be worth to state that the free patient care in both UHTC and RHTC is remarkable. Besides these activities more stress is given on research activities. Every year on an average six publications are made by the faculties of this department in National and International indexed Medical and Nursing Journals. Further scientific studies and undertaking different projects adds glory to the Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences.

Recently Govt. of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been impressed to grant permission to conduct Professional Development Courses ( P.D.C.) from the ensuing year 2014 in which the senior Doctors from the states of Jharkhand and Chhatishgarh and U.T. of Andaman and Nicobar will be trained for a course period of 70 days.

Creating awareness by this Department is another milestone in other developmental activities. As one of the basic objectives the department of Community Medicine on regular basis organizes seminars, symposiums, workshops, public meetings and role plays at institution level and community level to create awareness on health education and behavior change communication both for health providers and community . On this occasion National and World Health Days are observed involving the students, interns, P.G. students and Nursing students at UHTC and RHTC levels.