Department of Community Medicine


The Department of Community Medicine is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis. The focus of public health intervention is to improve health and quality of life through prevention and treatment of disease and other physical and mental health conditions. This is done through surveillance of cases and health indicators, and through promotion of healthy behaviors. Examples of common public health measures include promotion of hand washing, breastfeeding, delivery of vaccinations and spreading awareness of sexually transmitted diseases.

(A) Demonstration room - There are two demonstration rooms fitted with strip chairs, over head projector, slide projector, television video and other audiovisual aids, to accommodate at least 75-100 students.

(B) Laboratory - There is a laboratory with facilities for purposes of demonstration of various laboratory practical.

(C)Museum - There is a museum for the display of models, charts, specimens and other material concerning communicable diseases, community health, family welfare planning, biostatics, sociology, national health programmes, environmental sanitation etc.

(D) Departmental Library - There is a departmental library-cum-seminar room with at least 80-100 books.

(F) Research - There is research laboratory for research purposes.

(G) Faculty

(H) Primary Health Centre/Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC)
WCMSRH has three primary health centres/rural health training centres for training of students in community oriented primary health care and rural based health education for the rural community attached to it. Separate residential arrangements for boys and girls, interns and undergraduates with mess facilities are also be provided in at least one of the primary health centres/rural health training centres which is under the full administrative jurisdiction of the medical college.

(I) Urban Health Training Centre - It is under the administrative control of Deptt. of Community Medicine. Adequate transport is provided for commuting the staff and students.

(J) Facilities - We provide community oriented health care and health education.