Workshop on “Infectious Disease Outbreak Investigation and Surveillance” held at Yenepoya Medical College.

Training in “Infectious Disease Outbreak Investigation and Surveillance” is a key competency required for all practitioners of Public Health. The potential ability to engage fully in surveillance, mount an effective public health emergency response and undertake preparedness activities is important for international health security. This training programme was an effort by the Departments of Community Medicine, Public Health and Hospital Administration, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangaluru.The aim of this project was to enhance public health emergency preparedness and response skills using three interrelated components: enhancing knowledge; improving skills; and, building networks.

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This 3-day intensive workshop on “Infectious Disease Outbreak Investigation and Surveillance” was conducted between 20th to 22nd September 2017 and was inaugurated by Dr. M. Vijaya Kumar, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Yenepoya University. The programme received a good response in terms of participation, a total of 46 postgraduate trainees and faculty of Community Medicine and Public Health from various Medical Colleges of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala participated in the workshop. The sessions at the workshop were delivered by two eminent resource persons, Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar and Dr. Manickam Ponnaiah, both working as Scientist ‘E’ at the ICMR- National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai.  Dr. Abhay S Nirgude, Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine and Dr. Siddharudha Shivalli, Associate Professor and In-Charge Head, Department of Public Health, Yenepoya Medical College.

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The course was delivered using a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, interactive group work amongst participants, one-to-one discussions and self-directed study. The participants were trained about the salient principles of outbreak investigation and surveillance at the workshop. An outbreak simulation exercise was conducted to give the participants a practical experience in a virtual setting. Data entry and analysis using the Epi Info software was taught through a hands-on approach.

All the participants were actively involved in the sessions and gave a positive feedback at
the end of the programme.

 

Be a Hero, be an Organ Donor!!

Nearly 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs in India every year and India’s organ donation rate is 0.05 per million. In order to spread awareness of organ donation and transplantation among the public, department of NEPHRO-UROLOGY, Yenepoya University organized an organ awareness program on Friday 8/9/17 in YU. Rev. Fr .Davis Chiramel , the General Secretary and founder of Accident Care Transport Services (ACTS) and ‘Kidney Federation of India’ was the Chief Guest and the Honorable Chancellor of YU, Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi presided over the function.

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Dr.Santhosh Pai , HOD, Nephrology welcomed the Chief guests and the delegates. Mr. Nelvin Nelson, Coordinator Transplant Robotics gave a brief introduction of the programme to the crowd. Chancellor and the Chief Guest symbolically inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp followed by other dignitaries.

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The Chief Guest delivered a keynote address and mentioned about the importance of organ donation, as India is struggling with an acute shortage of organs for transplantation and he also guided everyone’s to live a selfless life. In his presidential address Chancellor, Mr.Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi gave the perfect outline of how a person should live not just for oneself but for the others too.

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The Guest of Honor Ms. Shruti , IPS ,SP Anti Corruption Bureau, highlighted the legal formalities of the organ donation. Registrar of Yenepoya University, Dr. G. Sreekumar Menon and Mr Lal Goel , promoter Pandit Resorts and Spa emphasized the importance and need of organ donation in India.

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Dr.Mujeeburahiman, HOD Urology , Dr.Santhosh Pai , HOD Nephrology and Dr. Nishchith D’Souza, Associate Professor of Urology, Yenepoya Medical College & Hospital picked up donor cards from the chief guest and patients who had undergone kidney transplant in the Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, were also felicitated at the function.

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The program ended by a Vote of Thanks by Dr.Mujeeburahiman,  HOD Urology, Yenepoya Medical College & Hospital.

YENDEN

The Yenepoya University Daycare ….Yen Den… comes alive with the laughter and wails of the children everyday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. This has come to be a safe haven for the children of the working parents of the Yenepoya University. They can focus on their work once they leave their children in the hands of the care givers at the day care. This facility is being used by the staff and the post graduate students of the University.

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Yenden provides creche with air- conditioned rooms,toys,computer with music system, books, trained maids and a fun environment where children feel at home. Daycare sessions are Monday to Saturday from 8.30am until 5.00pm. The centre is closed on public holidays.

If you would like further information about the day care contact counsellor@yenepoya.edu.in

Junior Cabinet TYS

DSC_0122-1The Yenepoya School held investiture ceremony for the Junior Cabinet at the Yenepoya School auditorium. Mr Saad Yenepoya, Ex student of the school was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Ms. Mishria Javeed presided over the event. Nuha Jameela and Manbir Singh from Grade III were elected as the head girl and head boy, respectively. The newly elected junior cabinet members administered the oath enthusiastically. The program was co-ordinated by Ms. Reshma Nayak, Programme Leader  and teachers. The event received a lot of appreciation from the parents who were overwhelmed on seeing their kids assume responsible roles.

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SOCCER STARS

The Yenepoya Pre University College, Jeppinamogeru, had a tremendous season this year clinching all the major soccer titles in the district. They won the Independence Cup organised by the District Football Association. They lifted the District level Trophy and six members of the team represented the State level Football Tournament. They finished Runners Up in the State and six members of the Yenepoya PU College got selected for the Nationals.

 

NO HELMET… NO ENTRY!

With the expansion in road network, motorization and urbanization in the country, the number of road accidents have surged and it is becoming one of the leading causes of deaths across the world. In order to control accidents and Road Traffic injuries within the campus, Yenepoya Univerity implemented Helmet compulsory rule for the students and staff riding two-wheelers.

Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, Chancellor, Yenepoya Univeristy, feels that wearing a helmet should come willingly rather than being forced by an authority. He further said that, “controlling the speed of vehicles and following the traffic rules are essential measures for road safety. We cannot keep track on students wearing helmet outside the campus, but by this rule atleast they will understand the importance of wearing a helmet. However, self realisation is more important.”

 

Instructional course on degenerative disc disease of the spine with live surgery demonstration held at YMC.

Degenerative disc disease is a condition of the discs between vertebrae with loss of cushioning, fragmentation and herniation related to ageing and 10 million cases are reported in our country every year. The two-day workshop of “Instructional course on degenerative disc disease of the spine with live surgery demonstration” on 7th and 8th October 2017 held at Yenepoya Medical College Hospital premises, University campus, Deralakatte, Mangalore was a huge success attended by 80 delegates.

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The workshop was organized by the department of orthopaedics under the guidance of Professor Mahabala Rai head of the Department of Orthopedics YMC in association with Department of Neurosurgery, Yenepoya Medical College, Canara Orthopaedics Society and Canara Spine Forum. Dr Shreekumar Menon, Registrar, Yenepoya University inaugurated the program on 7th morning and Dr Shanatharam Shetty, Pro-Chancellor, Nitte University and Mr Farhaad Yenepoya, Finance Director, YU attended the program as chief guests.

One of the key features of the workshop was live surgery demonstration by spine surgeons from Mangalore and various problems related to backache were discussed by visiting the faculties. Organizing Secretary and Chief Spine Surgeon of Yenepoya Medical College, Dr Janardhana Aithala who coordinated live surgeries said that all 80 delegates were actively involved in the sessions and the program was highly successful.

 

 

Ask for Robotic Surgery

The Yenepoya Medical College Hospital achieved the distinction of being the first hospital in the Coastal Karnataka region to establish an Advanced Robotic Centre with the latest  Da Vinci minimally invasive surgical technology. The state of the art centre was inaugurated on 30th July 2016 by the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Vala. The Centre works with a team of dedicated doctors and has successfully completed 150+ Robotic assisted surgeries in the hospital.

The centre is undertaking lot of awareness building measures to help the general public understand Robotic surgery. Before the surgery the patients are given proper counselling about this surgery and it’s benefits. The Robot does not do anything on its own, every movement of the Robot is controlled by a surgeon who sits at the console. The use of these technologies is enabling the medical students of the Yenepoya Medical College to get exposed to the changing face of surgery and medical care in today’s world.

Robotic surgery was developed to overcome the limitations of invasive surgery and to enhance the capability of open surgery. In the past, surgeons had to make large incisions in order to reach the organs they needed to operate on. This often meant big, ugly scars and long recovery period. Robotic surgery offers patients the possibility of less invasive surgery, with smaller incisions, less scarring, decreased post-operative pain, and shorter hospital stay.

Robotic surgery has only been around since the early 2000s. In India, this advanced surgery is available only at a handful of reputed hospitals. With the establishment of this centre, Yenepoya Medical College Hospital has made this advanced facility available for the first time in Dakshina Kannada District and Northern Kerala. It also became the first medical college in the state to implement such advanced surgical facility in Coastal Karnataka region by a private Deemed to be University under the Department of Urology and Oncology. Keeping in view the large number of below poverty line  patients under various government schemes who come for treatment, the hospital is making this facility available to them at highly subsidised cost and in many cases almost free.

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Using drama to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, aims to raise awareness on the most common form of dementia, increased among people aged 65+ with a progressive decline in memory, thinking, language and learning capacity. It is estimated that every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia and at least 44 million people are living with dementia.

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Using drama/street play to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s on the World Alzheimer’s Day with the theme “Remember me” was the idea of the doctor’s from psychiatry department of Yenepoya University to get people to think positively about how to be with people who have dementia, to provide encouragement & support for people with dementia, so they realise they are not alone.The play was entirely conceptualized and performed by staff and post-graduates of the Department of Psychiatry.

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The audience received the play very well and got good feedbacks from everywhere. It helped the audience with a lot of things which they didn’t know about Alzheimer’s and it also provided a safe space for people to share their own experiences as has happened following previous performances.

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