Department of Medicine
The Department started functioning from 1955 till February 2008 medicine was under a common umbrella together with dermatology and leprosy.It was headed by Dermatologists and mainly leprosy related. post integration in1997 more of non-leprosy general medical diseases were treated both as outpatient and in-patient.since then there has been a steady increase in Non-Leprosy general medical care. However we are yet to find a suitable resident physician. From February 2008 gneral medicine was made into a separate unit dealing with Non-leprosy Medicine. majority of the cases are that of diabetes mellitus.
Team Members (Non-Leprosy)
Dr.Philomina Austin (part time consultant)
Dr.Vincy & Dr.Suresh (Family Medicine postgradutes)
Dr.Noel Matthew (Medical Officer)
Dr. Pratime ( Medical Officer-part time)
Out Patient services At Karigiri
Monday to Saturday 8am –12.30pm. At PBIHC Monday to Friday 8am –12.30pm
Available only at Karigiri with the BED strength of 11
Are Available round the clock at Karigiri only
A multi disciplinary Diabetic clinic is held on every Wednesday at PBIHC from 8am to 12.30pm.
Department of Medicine is in acute need of a resident physician two would be ideal.
The harvest I splenty but laborers are few.
DNB Training Programme:
Training in DNB Family Medicine started in 2005 with Dr.Jagadish being the first candidate passed out successful in 2008 Dr.Yohila and Dr.Vincy in July And Dr.Suresh will bepassing out in 2011 March.There isno further intake of candidate due to lack of required doctors in Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology