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Academic Programmes

Academic Activities are being conducted for the M.D. General Medicine Post Graduate students regularly in the form of Clinical Case discussions, C.M.E Programmes , Weekly Neurology clinics, and symposiums

Regular Neurological teaching programmes are conducted for the benefit of M.D General Medicine PostGraduate students. Clinical case discussion in Neurology for M.D. General Medicine PostGraduate students are being conducted every week. Moreover M.D. General Medicine Post Graduate Students are posted for 1 month in the Neurology department during their Speciality Postings. C.M.E programmes are also conducted in Neurologic topics along with the Medicine Department. The following is the list of C.M.E Programmes conducted from May 2009 to December 2009.

Services Rendered

Neurological services are being rendered to the poor and needy patients through outpatient clinic which functions twice a week (Monday and Thursday). Patients with Headaches, Epilepsy, Stroke, Parkinsons disease and other movement disorders, Dementias, Cervical Spondylosis, Low Backache, Neuralgic pains, peripheral neuropathies and neuromuscular disorders are treated in outpatient clinics. Patients requiring acute management and inpatient care are admitted in General Medical wards and IMCU and are treated through the general medicine department

Op Services

MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS
TIME: 10 AM - 12 NOON

Neurology OP services for poor and needy patients are rendered twice weekly ( namely Mondays and Thursdays). On an average about 30 New cases and about 75 to 100 old cases are seen on each outpatient clinic. Patients with Epilepsy are evaluated and anti-epileptic medications are issued to patients for 1 month and patients are constantly followed up every month and dosage adjusted according to their seizure control and drugs are issued on a monthly basis.

Diseases Which Are Seen And Treated In The Neurology Outpatient Clinic

Epilepsy
Headaches – Migraine, Tension Type Headaches, Other Primary And Secondary Headaches.
Stroke – Cerebrovascular Accidents (New And Review Of Old Cases)
Parkinsons disease and other movement disorders
Dementias
Cervical Spondylosis
Low Backache
Neuralgic Pains
Peripheral Neuropathies
Bell’s palsy and other cranial neuropathies
Neuromuscular disorders
Vertigo
Spinal cord disorders
Patients referred from other specialities like medical and surgical oncology, surgery, orthopaedics, e.n.t, ophthalmology, dermatology, paediatrics, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, urology and nephrology, cardiology.
 

About 2000 New patients and about 3799 Old patients were seen during the period between January 2009 to December 2009. The break up census is as follows:

OP CENSUS FOR THE YEAR 2009 :

Month New Cases Old Cases Grand Total
M F C Total M F C Total M F C Total
JAN 67 46 2 115 175 109 21 305 242 155 23 420
FEB 79 53 7 139 142 112 5 259 221 165 12 398
MAR 109 56 9 174 219 162 16 397 328 218 25 571
APR 73 81 2 156 135 102 11 248 208 183 13 404
MAY 85 62 13 160 156 90 17 263 241 152 30 423
JUN 85 63 7 155 153 105 5 263 238 168 12 418
JUL 97 84 3 184 197 175 15 387 294 259 18 571
AUG 101 54 6 161 175 132 48 349 276 186 54 510
SEP 88 53 2 153 148 98 6 252 236 151 8 405
OCT 97 43 4 152 217 146 5 368 314 189 9 520
NOV 93 46 5 144 278 134 5 417 371 180 10 561
DEC 77 51 1 129 202 82 1 285 279 133 2 414
Total 1051 692 61 1804 2197 1447 155 3799 3248 2139 216 5603
 

In the current year (2010), till date, about 1200 New patients and about 2000 old patients have been seen in the out-patient clinic and treated for various Neurological ailments including Epilepsy, Headache, Stroke, Neuromuscular disorders, Vertigo and other disorders.

The break up of outpatient census for the year 2010 (January to May) is given below.

OP CENSUS FOR THE YEAR 2010 (JAN 2010-MAY 2010)

Month New Cases Old Cases Grand Total
M F C Total M F C Total M F C Total
JAN 135 82 7 224 158 108 6 272 293 190 13 496
FEB 128 102 0 230 189 118 8 315 317 220 8 545
MAR 150 78 10 238 265 192 7 464 415 270 17 702
APR 78 77 2 157 226 169 5 400 304 246 7 557
MAY 99 59 2 160 252 175 3 430 351 234 5 590
 

INPATIENT CALL OVERS

Apart from OP services, Neurological opinion and advice regarding management are rendered on all days in response to call overs from various specialities including Medicine, Surgery, Nephrology, Cardiology, IMCU, ICCU and other Medical and Surgical specialities. Moreover Neurological opinion for patients admitted in Convict Wards are also given. About 5-7 in- patient calls per day are seen and advice regarding management of acutely ill patients in various specialities including IMCU, ICCU, MEDICINE, SURGERY, ORTHO, PAEDIATRICS, NEPHROLOGY, MEDICAL AND SURGICAL ONCOLOGY are given. Patients with acute Neurological ailments namely Stroke, Meningoencephalitis, Encephalopathies, Seizure Disorders and Status Epilepticus, GuillainBare Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis and other Spinal Cord disorders, Degenerative Disorders, Peripheral Neuropathies, Neuromuscular Disorders, Disorders caused by toxins are all treated as inpatients in General Medical wards and IMCU.

The Month wise census of Inpatient Call overs attended during the year 2009(May to December) and for the year 2010 (January to May) is given below.

INPATIENT CALLS ATTENDED FOR THE YEAR 2009 (MAY TO DECEMBER)

Month New Patients Old Patients Total
May 26 0 26
June 26 0 26
July 35 0 35
August 42 2 44
September 45 4 49
October 64 8 72
November 53 12 65
December 75 20 95
Total 366 46 412
 

INPATIENT CALLS ATTENDED FOR THE YEAR 2010 (JANUARY TO MAY)

Month New Patients Old Patients Total
January 64 20 84
February 63 26 89
March 68 29 97
April 63 31 94
May 42 21 63
 

List of c.m.e. Programmes conducted by neurology department along with medicine department and neurosurgery department.

C.M.E On Neurologic Emergencies 15-06-09
Tele C.M.E On C.N.S Infections – I 27-08-09
C.M.E On Epilepsy On Eve Of National Epilepsy Day 20-11-09
 

Patient Awareness Programme

Periodic patient awareness programmes are conducted for epileptic patients.

An "EPILEPSY AWARENESS PROGRAMME" for the benefit of Epileptic Patients and for the General Public was conducted on the eve of the "NATIONAL EPILEPSY DAY" on 23-11-09.

Department of neurology, government royapettah hospital is committed to provide good quality service to poor and needy patients who suffer from various neurological ailments and also to provide good academic services and training to the post-graduate, under-graduate and crri students to enable them to serve the society efficiently.


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