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Department of Community Health

The Community Health Department (CHD) strives to control the scourge of TB epidemic since 2000, runs a DOTS clinic by partnering with RNTCP and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). CHD preserves the ethos of St. Martha’s Hospital; by serving population groups who are socially oppressed, mentally challenged, orphans confined in remand homes, demoralized prisoners, economically backward migratory laborers, nutritionally famished children, sexual minorities, deserted women / elderly and other underprivileged segments of the society.

TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES: Department News & Events

1. Dots Clinic: Collaboration with RNTCP providing DOTS on PPP Model since 2000. Detects about 300 new cases every year.

  1. TB diagnosis: [Basic – Sputum Microscopy, Chest x-ray, Mantoux, Histopathology etc]; [Advanced – Genxpert, BACTEC MGIT 960, Drug Sensitivity Testing]; procedures that facilitate confirmation
    like BAL, VAT, Laparoscopy etc are also available at an affordable cost.
  2. Treatment:
    1. First line: Cat 1 & Cat 2 (DOTS-RNTCP) Free
    2. 2nd line: MDR & XDR Regimen (through RNTCP) Free
  3. Contact Screening
  4. Follow-up
  5. Complications:
    1. Managing comorbid conditions like Diabetes, Malnutrition, Jaundice other immunosuppression etc
    2. TB-HIV Co infections
    3. Surgical care [Intercostal drainage, thoracotomy]
    4. Management of Adverse drug reactions
    5. Hospitalization


HEALTH CAMP conducted on : 27/1/2021
Location : Camp for ragpickers/Hakki pikki community at Davengere

The total number of patients seen was 157
Male 72. Female 85. Children 77. Among them male 44 female 33. Adult 80.

Observations:
• HTN on treatment 9 Newly detected 6
• Diabetes on treatment 8
• Newly detected 6
• Cataract B/6 U/3
• Skin 13
• Acne 3
• Leprosy 1
• PID 7
• Refractive error 1
• Physically challenged 3
• Hypothyroidism 2
• IHD 2
• Underweight 13
• PEM 6
• overweight 10
• Vitamin A deficiency 35
• Dental caries 27
• Anaemic 61
• Epilepsy 1
• PKC 1
• Speech impaired 3
• Down syndrome 1
• Osteogenesis imperfecta 6
• Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy 10
• Alcoholism 2
• EPTB 1
Plenty of children had night blindness & visible signs of vitamin a deficiency.
Most of children, adolescents & women found anaemic.

Treatment :
All of them received Vitamin A, MVT, Iron, Albendazole, calcium supplements apart from a specific treatment.
All the senior citizens who had catary were referred to district headquarters hospital davengere.



HEALTH CAMP conducted on : 27/1/2021
Location : Human hair waste pickers community at Davangere, Shanthi Nagar
The camp was jointly organized with Hasirudala.

The total number of patients seen was 157
Male : 72 :: Female : 85. Children ; 77:: Adult : 80. Among them male 44 female 33.

Observations:
• HTN on treatment 9 Newly detected 6
• Diabetes on treatment 8
• Newly detected 6
• Cataract Bilateral 6
• Unilateral 3
• Skin 13
• Acne 3
• Leprosy 1
• PID 7
• Refractive error 1
• Physically challenged 3
• Hypothyroidism 2
• IHD 2
• Underweight 13
• PEM 6
• overweight 10
• Vitamin A deficiency 35
• Dental caries 27
• Anaemic 61
• Epilepsy 1
• PKC 1
• Speech impaired 3
• Down syndrome 1
• Respiratory symptoms 4
• lymph nodes : 2. Parkinsonism 1, vitiligo 1,

Treatment :
All of them received Albendazole, vitamin A, calcium, iron, MVT supplements apart from individual-specific treatment.



HEALTH CAMP conducted on : 26/1/2021
Location : Ragpickers community at Marianna Nagar Tumkur

Total patients seen were 91
Male : 39 :: Female : 52. Adult: 34 :: Children : 57. Male : 30 :: Female : 27.

Observations:
• HTN on treatment 2
• Diabetes on treatment 1
• Cataract Bilateral - 2
• Unilateral-1
• Eye problem 2
• Blindness 1
• Skin problem 5
• PID 14
• Underweight 3
• Dental caries 15
• Lymph node 2
• PEM 16
• Obesity 15
• Acne 7
• Anemic 33
• Tachycardia 6
• no obvious murmur
• Vitamin A deficiency 26
• Respiratory symptoms 2.
All of them received Vit A drops, Albendazole, Iron supplements, calcium, multivitamin, apart from an individually specific treatment.

Treatment :
All of them received a dose of vitamin A, Albendazole, MVT, Iron supplements.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 29/1/2020
Location : Crèche meant for children of migrants labourers

Total number seen were 18
Male : 10 :: Female : 8

Observations:
• Vit A deficiency : 4
• Anemia : 3
• Dental problem : 2
• Nits : 4
• Enlarged Neck node in : 3
• Tachycardia : 1

Treatment :
All of them received a dose of vitamin A, Albendazole, MVT, Iron supplements.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 28/1/2020
Location : Thurahalli Uttarahalli

Total number seen were 23
Male : 6 :: Female : 17,
Adult : 18 :: Children : 5,

Observations:
• high BP observed among 4, old : 2, new : 2,
• Diabetes among 7, old : 3, new : 4,
• Cataract Bilateral in 1, Unilateral in 3,
• Eye problem in 1
• Respiratory symtomatic in 2
• Overweight in 3



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 20/1/2020, 21/1/2020, 27/1/2020
Location :Lourdes School Cottonpet.

Total number of children seen were 780
Kannada students : 120 / English medium students 618 / Teachers and staffs 42
Boys : 333 :: Girls : 447
Adult : 42 :: Children : 738

Observations:
Vit A deficiency : 76
Dental Caries : 351
Neck node were found enlarged in 89 (cervical group)
Overweight in 13
Obesity observed in 17
Under weight observed in 82
Anemia observed in 33
Refractory error in 4

Treatment :
All of them received a dose of Tab Albendazole & vitamin A.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 25/1/2020
Location : (Good Shepherd Convent) CHALICE Home, museum road. Bangalore

Total number seen: 111
Female : 105 :: Male : 6
Children : 83 :: Adult : 29

Observations:
• Vit A deficiency : 19
• Dental caries : 24
• Anemia : 27
• Neck node : 4
• NITS : 6
• Overweight 2
• Under weight 10
• Obesity 9


Treatment :
All of them received a dose of Tab Albendazole & Vitamin A 60000 iu.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 24/1/2020
Location : Anthapura slumdwellers (Near KR Market/towards Mysore road) at B.B.M.P Clinic BBMP Anganwadi centre(J.C road)

Total number seen: 126
Female : 92 :: Male : 34
Children : 36 :: Adult : 90

Observations:
• Vit A deficiency : 17
• Diabetes : 16
• H.T.N : 11
• Overweight : 23
• Under weight : 4
• Dental problem : 6

Treatment :
• All the children received on course of Vitamin A and Tab Albendazole, Iron and MVT supplements.
• Aliments were treated appropriately.
• Many were women having obesity, hypertension, Diabetes etc had an opportunity to consult senior doctor, medicines got adjusted. received life style changes.
• Many were referred to get checked their Thyroid and lipid profile.
• Cataracts were referred for surgery (MINTO).



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 24/1/2020
Location : Anthapura slumdwellers (Near KR Market/towards Mysore road) at B.B.M.P Clinic BBMP Anganwadi centre(J.C road)

Total number seen: 99
Female : 74 :: Male : 25 Adults : Children :: 63 : 36

Observations:
• Anemia : 11
• DM : 5
• Dental problem : 7
• H.T.N : 11
• Under weight : 1
• Overweight : 2
• Vit A deficiency : 8

Treatment :
• All the children, women and adults received Tab Albendazole 400 mg.
• All the children received vitamin A as well.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 23/1/2020
Location :Ragpickers/waste handlers Mariyamma nagar Tumkuru (near the market area)

Total number of consultations seen were 88
Male: 35 :: Female : 53
Children : 45 :: Adult : 43

Observations:
• Anemia : 17
• Vit A deficiency : 18
• Dental Caries : 6
• HTN : 12
• PID : 3
• Under weight : 12
• Over weight : 5
• Cataract 2
• Diabetes Mellitus in 3
• Lot of girl children were found to be dropouts.
• most of the women working in choultry as daily wages + rag picking as profession.

Treatment :
All of them given adequate supply of calcium and Iron supplements.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 22/1/2020
(jointly organized jointly with BOSCO Mane.)
Location :BBMP Anganwadi centre(J.C road)

Total number seen: 99
Female : 74 :: Male : 25 Adults : Children :: 63 : 36

Observations:
• Anemia : 11
• DM : 5
• Dental problem : 7
• H.T.N : 11
• Under weight : 1
• Overweight : 2
• Vit A deficiency : 8

Treatment :
• All the children, women and adults received Tab Albendazole 400 mg.
• All the children received vitamin A as well.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 18/1/2020
Location : Rag pickers / Waste Handlers of Electronic city, Doddathogur village. The camp was jointly organized with Hasirudala / Anahaat & SMH.

Total number of consultations seen were 114
Male : 60 :: Female : 54
Children : 30 :: Adult : 84

Observations:
• Vit A deficiency : 7
• HTN : 7
• Dental problem : 10
• Respiratory Symtomatic : 8
• Overweight : 8
• Diabetes : 4
• Anemia : 27
• Under weight : 7

Clinical Mangement :
• Many of the children were found to be Malnourished.
• All were supplemented with albendazole / vita A / Iron / MVT etc.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 16/1/2020
Location :for the orphan children at Rainbow Girls Home of Bosco located at the Home Gowda school.

Total number: 49 (Girls)

Observations:
Enlarged Neck node : 14
Under weight : 2
Dental problems : 6
Vit A deficiency : 3
Anemia : 10

Treatment :
All of them received one dose of Tab Albendazole and Vitamin 2 lac IU.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 15/1/2020
Location : slum dwellers of K.P agrahara IGM.

Total number of consultations seen were 39
Male : 17 :: Female : 21
Children : 1 :: Adult : 38

Observations:
• DM : 10. Hypertension : 8
• Anemia in 5
• Cataract in 3
• Dental problem in 2
• Overweight in 2



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 14/1/2020
Location : special/orphan Girls at Bosco Vatsalya Bhawan Chamrajpet Joinly with BOSCO

Total number seen: 104
Male : 32 :: Female : 72
Children : 14: Adult : 90

Observations:
• Vit A deficiency observed in 10
• Anamiea in 28
• Dental in 38
• Nits in 1



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 13/1/2020
Location : slum dweller of KP Agarahara.
1. Creche for slum children at Ejipura
2. Oldage home at Ejipura
3. Creche at YWCA - Koramangala for lower income working women.

Total number seen: 56
Male : 17 :: Female : 39
Children : 3 :: Adult : 53

Observations:
• Diabetes Mellitus found in 14
• Hypertension in 10
• Anemia in 7
• PID in 1
• Overweight in 7
• Dental problem in 1



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 10/1/2020
Location : : 3 projects of YWCA Koramangala.
1. Creche for slum children at Ejipura
2. Oldage home at Ejipura
3. Creche at YWCA - Koramangala for lower income working women.

Total number seen: 93
Male : 42 :: Female : 51
Children : 58 :: Adult : 35

Observations:
• Vit A deficiency in 23
• Anemia in 12
• Neck node found enlarged in 3
• Under weight in 2
• Dental problem in 5
• Cataract among 8 of them referred for IOL
• Hypertension in 3

Treatment :
All the children received a dose of Vitamin A & Albendazole



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 6/1/2020
Location : : St. Agnes school (under BBMP School Health Program.)
1. Creche for slum children at Ejipura
2. Oldage home at Ejipura
3. Creche at YWCA - Koramangala for lower income working women.

Total number seen: 782
Girl Children : 759 :: Adults : 23

Observations:
• Under weight was observed in 24
• Childhood obesity in 6
• Overweight in 22
• Dental problem was observed in 100 of them
• Aneamia in 66.
• Neck node found enlarged in 40.



HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 4/1/2020
Location : Bhubaneswar Nagar - Uttarahalli
1. Creche for slum children at Ejipura
2. Oldage home at Ejipura
3. Creche at YWCA - Koramangala for lower income working women.

Total number seen: 45
Male : 20 :: Female : 24
Adult : 21 :: Children : 18

Observations:
• Cataract in 1
• Vit A deficiency in 2
• high BP in 6
• Diabetes in 2
• Dental problem in 10
• Nits in 1
• Under weight in 1
• Anemia in 2




HEALTH CAMP WAS CONDUCTED ON 1/1/2020.
Location : cheche run by Navodhini Sangam at Uttarhalli

Total number seen: 34
Male : 15 :: Female : 19
Adult : 4 :: Children : 30.

Observations:
• Eye problem in 2 referred to Minto Eye Hospital / Sharada Eye Care Trust.
• Skin problem in 2.
• Dental Tartar/Dental caries in 10.
• Lymph node in 5
• Anaemia in 11.
• Underweight in 2.
• Vitamin A deficiency in 10.
• Protein Energy Malnutrition in 2
• Systolic Murmur in 1.

Treatment :
All of them received a dose of Vtiamin A 2 lac IU & Tab Albendazole.



2020 JANUARY : FREE FOOTWEAR FOR UNDER PREVILAGED CHILDREN
PROJECT: Supplied free of cost by Green-soles INDIA . Coordinating agency is Vitamin Angels

Locations:
1. Anganwadi Centre run by Navodhini Centre : Uttarhalli
2. CHALICE Home Children : Museum Road.
3. Good Shepherd Home : Belagavi
4. Good Shepherd Home: Manvi

Status: In Progress
Measurements taken and submitted to manufacturers.

2. Health & Development Projects:

  1. RNTCP Slum Scheme [20 slums adopted in RT nagar area under the Slum Scheme of RNTCP – successful PPP model]
  2. OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH FOCUS AREAS:
    1. MERCY project [St. Martha’s Effort to Reform the Custodial Youths]
      1. Targeting prisoners;
      2. Addressing on health, de-addictions, rehabilitation & transformation.
    2. MENTOR project [St. Martha’s Envisages seeing Nurtured & Transformed Orphan-Children confined in Remand-homes]
      1. Targeting homeless, street children, orphans etc;
      2. Addressing health, awareness, hygiene, livelihood options and imparting life skills
    3. MEADOW project [St. Martha’s Empowering the Abandoned, Destitute, & Oppressed Women]
      1. Targeting women in Correctional homes, Beggars colony, Transgender groups, etc.,
      2. Addressing health, livelihood options and imparting life skills
    4. MESSIAH project: [St. Martha’s Engaging School-Colleges-Corporate companies in Spreading Awareness on Health-issues]
      1. Targeting schools, colleges and corporate companies
      2. Addressing school health camps, TB/ HIV/ Hepatitis/ Dengue etc, Obesity/ diabetes/ high BP/ Salt restriction, smoking/ addictions, general & menstrual hygiene etc
      3. First Aid & CPR training
    5. MARCH project: [St. Martha’s Action on health of Resources Constrained and Hard-to-reach population]
      1. Targeting migrant labourers, urban slums, tribal population, adjoining forest areasetc;
      2. Addressing health, awareness, anti-tobacco campaigning, TB detection, Lifestyle disorder etc
      3. Health camps on Crèches meant for the children of migrant labourers
    6. MIRAGE project: [St. Martha’s Influencing the Society to Respect/Treat the AGED/Senior Citizens with Dignity]
      1. Targeting Senior citizens at homes, tie-ups with help age India;
      2. Addressing health, voicing for rights and restoring dignity
    7. MATCH project: (St. Martha’s building Access to Those CHallenged with Physical/Mental ability)
      1. Targeting physically, mentally challenged
      2. Screening at blind school / mentally retarded homes,
      3. Align with Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) department of base Hospital,
      4. Networking with Govt schemes, referral, guidance etc
      5. Vouch for protection of disability rights and preserve their dignity

3. Training & Research Programs:

    Organizes in-service program for the following:
  1. MSW (social work)
  2. Compulsory Rotary Resident Internship (Medical interns)
  3. Post-graduate students (Diplomate of National Board)


DOCTORS:



Dr. Selvasekar Abraham
Senior Consultant & HOD
MBBS, MD
Community Health
OPD Consultation Days – Mon to Sat
OPD Timings – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm



Dr. Beulah Prasad
Medical Officer
MBBS, DOMS & MAP
Community Health
OPD Consultation Days – Mon to Sat
OPD Timings – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


CONTACT INFORMATION:
OPD Days: All Working days except Government Holidays/Sundays
Note: DOTS medicine days are Monday, Wednesday & Friday
OPD Timings: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Contact No: 080 40128215/ 241
Email: dots@stmarthasHospital.org