DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY & VENEREOLOGY

Introduction

The department is a broad specialty engaged in teaching, research and patient care in skin disorders, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy. The department was established as a division of Department of Medicine in the year 1964. The three year M.D course in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy was started in 1971 and was recognized in1982. The Department is actively engaged in the teaching and training of undergraduate students in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy. The department has imparted training to paramedical workers engaged in field for Leprosy Eradication Programme (from 1979 to 1988). The department is running outdoor services 6 days a week and is having an indoor of 30 beds. The average number of patients attending the outdoor per week is approx.1200. In addition, the Department is running Leprosy Clinic six days a week and NACO assisted STD clinic daily in the outdoor premises. Four candidates are being admitted per year (internal and external) through entrance examination along with one seat for nominated foreign candidate. The department is having five faculty members at present.

Numbers of beds in IPD: 30