OVERVIEW - Why General Medicine Department at RLJH?

The Department of Medicine was established at Sri Devaraj Urs medical college on March 1988 under guidance of Dr. Mohamed Noor Uddin as first Head of the department with vision of excellence in academics, research and clinical care. The department has 150 graduate admissions. The department is upgraded to postgraduate department with 3 post graduates in 1997 and later to 6 in the year 2003.In 2013; MD general medicine seats increased to 8 per academic department is upgraded with 8 post graduate admissions. Both undergraduate and post graduates are well trained to acquire knowledge and various clinical skills through audio visual teaching and e-learning ,bed side clinics, and exposure to simulation and skill labs. Both undergraduates and postgraduate students are guided by well experienced teachers and will be exposed to present their scientific research work at various state, national and International level conferences. The advanced learners are sent to various state and national level scientific events. Department is involved in teaching Allied health science courses- like physiotherapy, dialysis technology. Department has well trained faculty with rich research experience in their respective thrust area. Faculty is actively involved in research projects and completed projects are published in reputed indexed, peer reviewed Journals.

Department of Medicine encourages graduate students in Research activities like ICMR- STS projects, our academy funded projects and publish them in indexed journals. The department is well supported by various super specialities like oncology, cardiology, nephrology, pulmonology. The department has largest and state of art ICU in the rural area of Kolar district providing best health care facilities to rural folk, as well training both graduate and postgraduate students. Medicine department regularly conduct various outreach programs in rural areas in and around Kolar for screening communicable and non-communicable diseases like diabetes screening etc. Department actively takes part in all national programmes. Department of general medicine is actively involved in level-3 care for COVID-19 patients. At present the department is running with 5 units.

Vision

Excellence in academics, research and clinical care

Mission

To Improve The Health Of The Community Through High-Quality Medical Education, Research And Clinical Care

TREATMENT & PROCEDURES
  • ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG)
  • 2D ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (2D ECHO)
  • LUMBAR PUNCTURE/ SPINAL TAP
  • THORACENTESIS (PLEURAL TAP)
  • PARACENTESIS (ASCITIC TAP)
  • CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER
  • BONE MARROW ASPIRATION
Facilities and Services
Scope of Services

Department of General Medicine provides high-end specialty care in Neurology, Cardiology, Tropical Medicine, Genomics, Endocrinology, Geriatric Medicine Haematology, Rheumatology and Nephrology. Also covered under the scope are the departments of Gastroenterology and Pulmonology.
CAMPS – as an outreach Program, Immunization for Adults
The services have state of the art technology and equipment, highest level of environmental controls and fully trained and experienced staff who are dedicated to the care of patients.
The services provided by the organization are clearly defined under the title “Scope of Services” of the departmental manuals.

Tropical Medicine and Genomics
  • Diabetology
  • Endocrinology
  • Nephrology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Haematology and Immunology
  • Rheumatology
  • Medical Oncology
Illnesses commonly diagnosed and treated

Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Stroke, Acute/chronic kidney disease, Pneumonia, Organophosphate poisoning, Snake bite, Myocardial infarction, Heart failure, Tuberculosis, Meningitis, Pyelonephritis, Anaemia, Dengue, Malaria, Thyroid disorders.

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As the entire country shut down to curtail the spread of the pandemic Kolar was a green zone with no cases. As restrictions lifted the first case came positive on (insert date here) but who would treat this patient? Here was a new strain of virus, spreading rapidly and bringing entire nations to a halt, with no treatment as of yet. The fear and anxiety in the air was palpable. Following that first positive there was a string of further positives. Quickly that 1 case had turned to 5. Wards were set up to isolate and treat them. Taking that first step in, even equipped with the PPE felt much like entering an exam hall unprepared. The cases were discussed everyday and there was constant flurry of activity trying to provide treatment with the latest updated guidelines. We had all heard about the complications of the illness, wondering every step of the way if we had prepared adequately to face them if and when there were any. In the midst of all this we were also cut off from our own families for fear of spreading the virus to them. At the end all of that effort paid off and fortunately all 5 of them recovered completely. It felt like we had beaten the odds. Little did we know at the time that the worst of the pandemic was yet to hit kolar but perhaps this initial joust with the virus helped us prepare for the battle that was yet to come.