World AIDS Day 2018

On World AIDS Day, the Department of Community & Family Medicine (CFM), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, under the guidance of Dr. Rakesh Kakkar, Professor and Head, organized a rally at Gandalayapeta, in Mangalagiri in which the Medical Students of AIIMS Mangalagiri and the faculty of Dept. of CFM participated. The rally went around the streets spreading the health awareness with key health messages regarding spread and prevention of HIV/AIDS. This was followed by Role plays by the Medical students in two groups focusing on the theme of World AIDS Day 2018 “Know your status”.

The role plays were performed on the streets of Gandayapeta and at the Government Primary School for Scheduled Castes and Tribes respectively. The audience included the people in the local community and the Primary School children and their parents respectively. Also this was followed by acapella performed by the students at the school. The events aimed to break barriers to HIV testing and reduce stigma and discrimination of HIV. We thank the local community and specially, Mr.Vara Kumar, Headmaster of Govt. Primary school for welcoming the team and making the programme, a grand success. Medical Students, Aditya and Soumika, were congratulated by the headmaster and given prizes for effectively co-ordinating the role plays.

We are thankful to APSACS for the health education materials and support.

Cultural Evening in AIIMS

A cultural evening by the first batch of MBBS in AIIMS was planned and executed in a joyous fashion with involvement of all administrative and academic leaders. The programme had the blessing of both the Directors of Medical Education of Andhra Pradesh who were instrumental in bringing AIIMS to Mangalagiri.

The event was rehearsed by the students from various parts of the country and was supervised by the faculty committee and included music, dance, mimicry, games and a fashion show. Faculty also had a surprise item in store for the students.

We thank Dr.K Babji, DME (Admn.), AP and our nodal officer Dr.R Sasank, DME (Acad.) and Principal of Govt.Siddhartha Medical College for their gracious presence to bless our students.

Dr T S Ravikumar, our President, was fully supportive for the culturals during the rehearsal.

Be friendly but NOT "B" Friendly

The first health protection camp of the fraternity of AIIMS Mangalagiri got underway with full participation of students and faculty along with the staff of the institute on 31-10-2018.

Deputy Director Administration, Dean, Associate Dean, Faculty and staff of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry departments actively took part in the programme.

The subsequent sessions at 1 month and 6 months will be conducted for full immunization of the whole family of AIIMS.

Jigsaw Tutorials Launch

Students are given prior individual topics to prepare. They are first segregated into expert groups with the same topic where they refurbish their knowledge about a single topic in depth. They are then reorganised into groups where in each group member will present his own topic .

What the moderators observed... ignited interests to gain indepth knowledge... increased communication skills... tested leadership qualities ... allowed for exchange of ideas ... and

.... allowed equal participation and gave everyone a chance to put their point ahead

Urban Camp for Happy and Healthy Communities

First urban health check up camp with theme of life style modification at Gannavaram SLV Anjani Heights filled the missing link between the residents and our students through detailed history as per WHO criteria steps questionnaire for NCDs, BP, height, weight, BMI, waist and hip circumference, urine examination for 10 parameters, blood glucose estimation followed by consultation and counselling on lifestyle modifications.

Special thanks to Dr. T S RaviKumar, OSD, AIIMS Mangalagiri for the vision.

Happy and Healthy Communities is our Aim and Motto!

AHA-CPR Training for Medicos and Parents

AIIMS, Mangalagiri conducted the first AHA accredited Family & Friends CPR course in India in association with SVIMS, AP for the students and parents using 50 mannequins simultaneously.

Dr. T S RaviKumar, OSD, AIIMS Mangalagiri conceptualised and implemented the programme.