Department of Community Medicine deals with the study of health and
disease in the population or a defined community or group in order to identify
their health problems and needs, and to plan, implement and evaluate health
programs and measures to effectively meet these needs. It reaches out to
people to provide services for prevention of disease (such as immunization,
Antenatal care, health screening etc.), Promotion of health (such as safe water
supply and sanitation, vector control measure, tobacco control policy etc.) and provision
of primary medical care (treatment of common ailments such as diarrhea, pneumonia,
TB, leprosy, malaria, hypertension etc.), where as other branches of medicine
largely provide diagnostic and treatment service to patient who come to seek treatment.
Similarly Public Health is defined as “The science and art of preventing diseases,
Prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts of society”. For training in above fields,
the Department runs two peripheral health centres, one is Rural Health Training
Centre at Pilkhuwa and another is Urban Health Training Centre at Hapur.
Aim of these Community health centres is to provide field exposure to student
and to serve the community . Facilities of immunization are available at both the centres.
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