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Community Health & Family

This is one of the oldest departments of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical Mission hospital. Then President of India Shri V.V. Giri inaugurated the department in the year 1972. The department started with outreach clinics in selected areas where local community was willing to provide space and support. Later on the concepts of Development for Health, Saving Schemes, Health education, Home based health care delivery, medical and Life Insurance etc were incorporated into the project.  Today the Department has 8 peripheral centres with regular clinics and other services.

Hospital Based activities.

  • National Family Welfare Programme: This is 100% free, materials being provided by the Govt. of India. The major services under this programme include CuT insertion and removal, Oral contraceptive pills & condoms supply.
  • Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme.: This is 100% free, drugs being supplied by the RNTCP Programme. Accute Flaccid Paralysis and Measles Surveillance of the WHO and Weekly Communicable Diseases reporting to the DMO.
  • AIDS/STD Counseling, family counseling, Adolescent counseling and Individual counselling Services: Patients referred from community, other departments, hospitals, schools are benefited by these services.

Community Based Activities.

  • We have 8 outreach clinics – Kunnackal, Kunnakurudy, Kandanad, Nechoor, Vettickal, Santhigiri, Kizhakkambalam and Vazhappilly.
  • PHC at Kunnackal is upgraded to Rural Health training centre. The centre has inpatient facility with a bed capacity of 10. Lab facility is also available. Interns are staying in the centre and their services are available on all days.
  • In the Urban Health Training centre at Vazhappilly we are conducting clinic weekly twice 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. Lab facility is also available.
  • All the other centres have weekly clinic in the morning.
  • Junior Public Health nurse’s services are available through out in all the centers.
  • A population of about 40000 is benefited by the services provided by the Community Medicine department.

                                       i) Health education / Awareness on relevant health problems and social issues.

                                       ii) Community Health Volunteers on going training programme

                                        iii) Surveys on relevant health problems of the locality and camps


Socio economic development programmes include:

Self Help Association for Development & Empowerment (SHADE) Project:

  • Swasraya Credit Union (Credit and Thrift scheme) for families in the working area of the department.
  • Community Medical Insurance programme & Personal accident policy

Awards:

  • Dr. Valsa Memorial award for MBBS students of MOSC Medical College
  • SSLC & Plus two top scorers of the credit union family

Social Welfare Activities for Development (SWAD):

  • Financial aid to psychiatry patients, cancer patients etc.
  • Goat Bank Scheme
  • Financial aid to poor
  • Palliative care activities