Category Archives: Yenepoya Medical College

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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.



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

Success Story: Brochoscopic closure of bronchopleural fistula

The Department of Respiratory Medicine of Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Deralakatte performed a successful Brochoscopic closure of bronchopleural fistula. Usually, patients with ruptured lungs wait for the puncture (fistula) in the lungs to heal on its own, which could take months together. In addition, it is inconvenient and distressing for the patient who would have to have a tube in his chest for the whole period. Because of their poor lung condition they may not withstand the open surgical closure of the hole in the lung. Team of doctors which include  Dr. B. S Verma, Dr. Deepak, , Dr. Irfan, Dr. Deepu Changappa and Dr. Mahshan K M have successfully been able to accomplish the closure of the hole by using a Video Bronchoscope  through the mouth and inserting a special glue. This procedure has been performed for the first time in  Dakshina Kannada.

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Yenepoya taking technology and education a step ahead with ACTS-YEN

Yenepoya Medical College hosts one of the most unique and largest state of the art simulation facility in the country. The Yenepoya Advanced Comprehensive Clinical Training and Simulation Center  (ACTS-YEN) which was conceptualised in 2016 is a major step taken towards achieving Yenepoya University’s vision of providing and promoting excellence in clinical care, competency based health professions education, ethical student training and paving the road towards improved patient care, safety and satisfaction.

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First 3 TESLA MRI in Coastal Karnataka & CATH LAB facility inaugurated in Yenepoya University

Grand inauguration of the First 3 TESLA MRI in Coastal Karnataka and CATH LAB facility was held on 13th August,2017 at 10 am in Yenepoya University Hospital Block by the Chief Guest Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) , Ministry of Ayush,Govt of India.With this new 3 TESLA Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility the community will have access to some of the finest medical care in the Dakshina Karnataka region as other hospitals currently have only 1.5 TESLA MRI facility. It also helps the medical students to expand their knowledge with the advanced new machines.

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