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Community Medicine

Head of the Department: 

Dr. Saibendu Kumar Lahiri

Daily Activities: 

Special Health Programs under the Department of Community Medicine

  1. Supportive supervision and coordinating activities of clinical services of HIV/AIDS under NACP

As per resolution taken in the EC meeting of WBSAP&CS held on 03.02.2015 chaired by the Principal Secretary, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal, the supportive supervision committee has been formed at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata under the chairmanship of the principal, RGKMC for coordinating the clinical activities of HIV/AIDS within the college according to the guidelines of NACP phase-IV.

The other members of the committee are:

  1. Dr. Sukamal Bisoi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Community medicine – Convenor

  2. Prof. Surojit Kr. Biswas, HOD, Dermatology (over all incharge of Surakshya Clinic)

  3. Prof. Subrata Seal , Dept. of Gynae &Obstetrics (PPTCT Incharge)

  4. Prof. Mitali Chatterjee, HOD, Microbiology (overall incharge of ICTC)

  5. Dr. Partha Sarathi Karmakar, Assoc. Prof, Medicine (Nodal Officer of ART Centre)

The activities to be performed by the committee are:

  1. All patients with STI symptoms including the patients attended at gynae OPD (both pregnant and non pregnant) with STI symptoms to be treated and to be referred to ICTC for detecting their HIV status (including RPR test for syphilis in a single prick). The tracking activity of the referred patients to be done and the necessary records to be maintained at Surakshya clinic.

  2. HIV status including RPR test for syphilis for all the referred patients to be done at ICTC by single prick. Those who are positive for HIV to be referred to ART Centre for next level care. The necessary records of referred HIV positives as in guideline to be maintained at ICTC level.

  3. The counselling, treatment and other necessary records of all the referred HIV positive patients from ICTC to be maintained at ART centre level.

  4. Weekly report in prescribed proforma to be submitted to the nodal officer by the respective incharge of different departments.

  5. Nodal officer will submit report of supervision and monitoring activity to WBSAP&CS on monthly basis.

  6. At all level, the committee will supervise, monitor and support the activities performed by the respective staffs at each level for proper coordination of HIV prevention and control activities at RG Kar Medical College under NACP guideline.

This program has been started at RG Kar Medical College since May 2015.

  1. Integrated Disease surveillance Project(IDSP)

Nodal Officer: Dr. Sukamal Bisoi, Associate Professor, Deptt of Community medicine

Data Entry operator: Mr. Surojit

Integrated Disease surveillance project (IDSP), a decentralised disease surveillance project in India was initiated by the Govt. of India in November 2004. It is intended to generate and detect early warning signals of impending outbreaks and help initiate an effective response in a timely manner. An important component of this project is hospital based disease surveillance which is based on the clinicians’ assessment of the patient based on signs and symptoms. Timely sharing of this information can help prevent the spread of outbreaks in the community.

This project was started at RG Kar medical College in April 2012.

Data are generated from both inpatient and outpatient of the departments of medicine and paediatrics and are collected, compiled and transmitted to the higher authority ( corporation level and state level ) on weekly basis for taking further action if any. In hospital based surveillance, two types of ‘forms’ are used for collection of data. One is “P” form and other is “L” form. The L-form is sent by the department of Microbiology.

“P” form (Presumptive or probable): Diagnosis made on the typical history and clinical examination by a medical officer and “L” form is the clinical diagnosis with positive laboratory identification.

With the help of this two types of form data about 21 common infectious diseases are generated from RG Kar Medical college and send to Kolkata Municipal Corporation and State Health and Family welfare Department on weekly basis.

From July onwards 2015 we are sending daily data about Dengue fever.



Ongoing Research Activities: 

1. Chronic low back pain among Jute Mill Workers in India- Dr Prasanta Ray Karmakar

2. Correlates of Hypertension among women beyond the reproductive age in a slum of Kolkata, West Bengal- Dr Abhik Sinha, Dr Dibakar Halder, Dr Ritu Ghosh, Dr Sucharita Sarkar

3. Abortions- Prevalence and causes among women admitted in a tertiary care hospital, Kolkata- Dr Anamika Chatterjee, Dr Rajesh Sarkar

4. Geriatric Morbidity Pattern in a slum area of Eastern India –Dr Abhik Sinha

6. A study on some aspects of nicotine dependence among the current users of tobacco among adults of Amdanga Block, North 24 Parganas applying lot quality technique – Dr Rivu Basu, Dr Abhishek Mondal, Dr Suresh Chandra Malik, Dr Somdipta Bhattacharjee, Dr Satanik Mandal, Dr Partha Das, Prof . Saibendu Kumar Lahiri

Publications by Faculties: 


1. Prof. S.K.Lahiri 

1. Chowdhury R, Sinha B, Adhikary M, Mukherjee A, Lahiri SK. Developing models to predict stunting among 6-59 months children in a slum of Kolkata. Indian Journal of Community Health, Vol..25, No.3, July 2013 – Sep 2013: 251-256.

2. Ghosh Ritu, Roy Himanish, Chakraborty Nabanita, Majumder Ronjoy, Kaviraj Sunetra, Mandal Murari Mohan, Lahiri Saibendu Kumar. A study on infant and child feeding indicators applying lot quality technique in a block of West Bengal. Indian Medical journal January 2014; Volume 18, No. 1, P 9-12.


1 Ranadip Chowdhury, Mrinmay Adhikary, Abhijit Mukherjee, Himanish Roy, Saibendu Lahiri. Asymptomatic Hypertension among IT professionals and its association with known risk factors in Kolkata: A Cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medical Sciences and Public Health.2013; Vol.2, issue 2, p 396-399.

2. Chowdhury Ranadip, Mukherjee Abhijit, Naskar Somnath, Lahiri Saibendu K. A study on knowledge of animal bite management and rabies immunization among interns of a government medical college in Kolkata. International Journal of Medicine and Public Health.Jan-Mar 2013; Vol.3, issue 1, p 17-20.

3. Chowdhury Ranadip, Mukherjee Abhijit, Naskar Somnath, Adhikary Mrinmoy, Lahiri Saibendu K. Seasonality of Tuberculosis in rural West Bengal: A time series analysis. International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences Apr-Jun 2013; Vol. 2, Issue 2, p 95-98.

4. Amitabha Chattopadhyay,Ritu Ghosh, Tanima Das, Sandipan Charoborty, Subhadeep Paul, Saibendu Kumar Lahiri. Gap Analysis between Provisional Diagnosis on Admission and Final Diagnosis during Discharge–A Comparative study. IOSR (International Organisation of Scientific Research) Journals of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). May-Jun. 2013; Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 28-31.

5. Ritu Ghosh, Saibendu Kumar Lahiri, Surajit Lahiri, Atanu Biswas, Sutanuka Santra, Poulomi Mukherjee. Coverage Evaluation of Vitamin A in Oil Using Lot Quality Technique among the Beneficiaries in a Block of West Bengal, India. IOSR (International Organisation of Scientific Research) Journals of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). Sep.-Oct. 2013; Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 23-26.

6. Majumdar (Das) Sonali, Mukherjee Sarmistha, Singhamahapatra Anil Baran, Das Munna, Lahiri Saibendu Kumar. Knowledge Regarding Diabetes among Women Residing In Kolkata, West Bengal, India. IOSR Journal of Dentaland Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). April 2014; Volume 13, Issue 4, Ver. II: 41-46.


2. Dr. Saswati Nandy, Additional Professor


Shrivastava P, Saha I, Saswati Nandy.. A study on feeding practice of under 6 months infants attending the Nutrition Clinic of a tertiary care hospital of West Bengal, India. Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health- 2013 10 (2)


3. Dr. Sukamal Bisoi, Associate Professor

1. Bisoi S, Haldar D, Chatterjee D, Dhar G, Ray SK, A Sinha. A Study on Compliance Pattern of Tuberculosis Patients under DOTS in a District of West Bengal. Journal of Comprehensive Health 2013;1(1): 1-15.

2. Haldar D, Das S, Bisoi S, Basu M, Ray SK, A Sinha. Post-marketting Surveillance on Safety of Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine SA-14-14-2 in Burdwan District of West Bengal. Journal of Comprehensive Health 2014;2(1): 18-28.

4. Dr.Tapobrata Guha Ray, Associate Professor

Haldar D, Saha I, Pal B,Mukherjee A, GuhaRay T. 'Unmet Need of Contraception: A Critical Juncture toward Family Planning Goal'

Social Work in Public Health

2013;28(7): 713- 6

5. Dr. Anamika Chatterjee, Assistant Professor

1. Chatterjee A, Saha D, Hembram PM Bani, Bandyopadhyay Bijay Kumar, Ghosh, Santanu, Roy Amit. Gender preference and awareness regarding sex determination – A study among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in a tertiary care hospital of North Bengal. Indian Journal of Perinatology and Reproductive Biology. 2013 vol.I issue 2: page no. 42-44.

5. Dr. Abhik Sinha, Assistant Professor

1. A Sinha et al . Epidemiological profile of snake bite in South 24 Parganas

district of West Bengal with focus on underreporting of snake bite deaths. Indian J Public Health 2014;58:17-21.

6. Dr. Rivu Basu, Assistant Professor 

1. A Follow-up Study on the Performance, Outcome and present status of patients treated under ‘RNTCP’ in a slum area of Kolkata: IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) e-ISSN:2279-0853, p-ISSN:2279-0861. Volume 6, Issue 3 (May-Jun.2013), pp63-67



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