Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Indian Association of Adolescent Health North East Branch

Date: 24th April, 2014  Venue: Jubilee Hall, RIMS, Imphal
An inception ceremony of North Easte Chapter of IAAH cum CME on Adolescent Health was organized at Imphal with Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh, Director, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal as the Chief Guest; Prof. Jugal Kishore, Secretary General, Indian Association of Adolescent Health as the Guest of Honour; and Prof. Th. Achouba Singh, Head of Department, Community Medicine, RIMS, as the functional President. Prof. Akoijam Brogen Singh, Community Medicine Department, RIMS became the secretary greeted the audience and gave the welcome address. It was followed by inception of the Indian Association of Adolescent Health, North East Chapter (IAAH-NEC). It was conducted by the Secretary General, IAAH. The founding office bearers were introduced to the Chief Guest, the functional President and audience. Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh, then gave the Chief Guest’s speech. He expressed happiness and expectation of the Association. He also declared the CMME opened. He also felicitated the resource person of the CME, Prof.Jugal Kishore.Prof. Th. Achouba Singh delivered the presidential speech. The inception ceremony was closed with the proposal of thanks by the Secretary, IAAH-NEC, Dr. P. Romola.

Next, CME on Adolescent Health was continued. Prof. Jugal Kishore, Secretary General, IAAH, spoke on the problems encountered among the adolescents. Faculty members and students from different schools, medical colleges, 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Adolescent health in Thiruvananthapuram

I visited the Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram as appraiser of examination but with the purpose of initiating a Kerala State Chapter of Indian Association for Adolescent Health. Visited Department of Community Medicine, Child Development Center and Primary Health Center. I learned many things about pioneering work carried out in the field of Adolescent Health by Dr. Nair who established Child Development Center as Separate building in the medical college. Teen Care clinic was established way back in 1997 in Primary Health Center run by Department of Community Medicine. PHC is having triple sources of funding-Medical College, NRHM, and Local Health care management committee involving Mayor, MLA and Panchayat. I witness availability of all drugs, immunization, OPD services, dental clinic, Teen Care Clinic, lab investigation with auto-analyser with full time lab technician. It was training center for various group of students-MBBS & MD Medical, BSc & MSc Nursing, BSc Ophthalmology, BDS.