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Presentation on theme: "COMMUNITY HEALTH AND PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIVITIES LOKMANYA MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE Dr.V.G.Vaidya Managing Trustee."— Presentation transcript:


2 Lokmanya Medical Research Centre LOKMANYA MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE (L.M.R.C.) was established in the year 1984-85 To undertake scientific research in the area of Bio Medical Sciences To establish, operate, promote, run, maintain, manage institutions engaged in advancement of research pertaining to Occupational Health, Industrial Safety, Environmental Health, Research in Indigenous Medicinal plants. To give advise on publish or otherwise promote utilization of research results medical fields. To promote develop and improve scientific exchange of knowledge as well as technical co-operation between research institution with similar interest and objectives.

3 DST PROJECT ON HEALTH STATUS OF UN-ORGANISED SECTOR WORKERS FROM WEAKER SECTION OF SOCIETY Trades Covered: Brick Kiln, Stone Crushing, Construction & Transport Workers examined :2526 Factories covered:85 Free treatment given:160 workers


5 FAMILY PLANNING WORK (1979) The institution started the first Family Welfare Centre in this area in 1979. It has many innovative ideas to its credit. The performance had reach all time high in 1983-84 - 239 % of target. The first laparoscopic camp in Pune area was help by our Family Welfare Centre and we are instrumental in popularizing it for last 8 years. The Government of India sanctioned the Infrastructure and Post Partum Centre. The main thrust now is on population education in F. P. Nutrition, School Health M.C.H. activities. The Immunization Programme is one of the best managed activities.

6 Prevention of Industrial Hand Injuries The Lokmanya Medical Research Centre has done pioneering work in Prevention of Industrial Hand Injuries by workers education on shop floor. More than 45,000 workers have been exposed to education material like posters, pamphlets, booklets, slide shows etc. The impact of two-way safety education was studied and it is established that this greatly reduced the occurrence of Hand Injuries. Research papers were presented at Bombay, Singapore, Vienna, Manila and Finland in International Conferences

7 Retrospective analysis into Etiology of Industrial Hand Injuries – 1981 X Asian Conference on Occupational Health held at Singapore

8 Prevention of Hand /Eye Injuries in Industries Slide show of Prevention of Hand Injuries in Industries Screenings :330 No. of workers covered: 1,55885 No. of Factories covered: 150 Booklet on prevention of hand injuries was published by Lokmanya Medical Foundation and is translated by National Safety Council in Different languages

9 National Cancer Project Early Cancer Detection and Health Education 1992-1996 Entire Pune District was covered Ministry of Health Govt. Of India Sponsored Project No. of Camps:132 No. of Patients reported:8566 No. of Investigations:752 Malignancies detected:61 Malignancies treated free:35

10 Early Cancer Detection Camps for weaker section of Rural Area of Pune

11 Encouraging Spacing Methods and Sterilizations 1995-97 Under Small Family Norms, Sponsored by Ministry of Health Govt. of Maharashtra. Eight Hard core pockets were selected Pre-project Couple Protection Rate:45.67 % Post-project Couple Protection Rate:75.79 % Un-protected couples provided cover:55.43 %

12 Small family norms project No. of families motivated for family planning 1820 No. of Tubectomy done 397 No. of Vasectomies done 10 No. of Copper T introduced 32 No. of loops introduced 15 No. of antenatal cases examined 65 No. of deliveries conducted 377 No. of mother craft classes held 125

13 HEALTH EDUCATION First Aid Training Programme:155 No. of Workers covered:60,000 No. of Factories covered :56 No. of Health Festivals: 10

14 Health Education Health Festival Industrial Health Education Programme

15 AIDS Awareness Project 1996-98 The government of Maharashtra sanctioned the AIDS Awareness for industrial workers which was successfully implemented with the help of trained peer group leaders. No. of factories participated 24 No. of industrial workers participated 183 No. of health exhibition arranged 18 No. of training workshops held 06 Health education material like Booklet, Pamphlet, brochure, slides, video, wall posters, exhibition charts were developed for free distribution

16 AIDS Awareness Exhibition For Industrial Workers Peer Group Training Workshop

17 AIDS/STD intervention and motivational Services for Truck Drivers Field practice area National Highway No. 4 from Pimpri Chinchwad to Lonavala No. of truckers halting points identified 10 Need assessment analysis done for facilities of Condom availability No of STD Clinics Availability No. of Dabas Maintenance workshop No. of Transshipment points identified 244 Average no. of truck drivers halting at Transshipment points 1000

18 Highway STD Clinic for Truck Drivers on National Highway

19 Road Safety Awareness Programme 1996-2003 Ministry of surface transport and shipping sponsored project Health & Eye check-up of Truck Drivers :5000 Road Safety Education to school children :3,55,000 Group Discussion, Narration of Accidents :2,50,000 & Exhibition Charts Display of Road Safety Information Boards:05 Road Shows for safety awareness (Rally): 15 EMT Training for voluntaries : 10 Doctors & Paramedical Training in EMS : 05 Nominated for National Award

20 Road Safety Awareness Rally by School Children First Aid Training Programme for Highway Police

21 Yoga project 1999-2002 Extra Mural Project sponsored by Indian System of Homeopathy and Medicine,Govt. of India Role of Yogic Practices in the Management of Patients with chronic backache problems with particular reference activity related efficiency

22 OBJECTIVE To investigate various determinants in patients with chronic backache problems who are conservatively and or surgically treated and to assess the impact of Yogic practices and approaches on activity related efficiency.


24 CONCLUSIONS Yoga is effective in Reducing Severity of Pain Improving activity of daily life Improving work related efficiency. Reducing sexual behavioral problem Reducing Absenteeism in Study group of conservatively & surgically treated patients.

25 National Cancer Control Programme 2003.

26 EARLY CANCER DETETION AND TREATMENT CAMPS Total No of free camps held: 18 Total No of Patients attended camp : 1181 Total No of Pap Smear : 194 Total No of Biopsy: 11 Malignant cases identified : 02



29 ANTI TOBACCO CAMPAIGN Conducted in Secondary Schools and Urban Slums in PCMC Area


31 POSTER COMPETITION 700 participants from various school participated 53 students were awarded for best posters 63 students received consolation certificates The award wining Posters and Essays are compiled in a book.






37 PIP STUDY The study to find out the efficacy of PIP as a diagnostic tool in the study of improvement of the chronic backache patients through yogic practices

38 MODEL REPRODUCTIVE CHILD HEALTH DISTRICT PROGRAMME European Commission (SIP) Govt. of India, Maharashtra Govt, KEMHRC and Lokmanya Pune

39 GOAL To improve the coverage and quality of the services provided under the Child Survival and Safe Motherhood Programme and to ensure effective implementation of the additional components as envisaged with R.C.H. Programme through life cycle approach as per the recommendations of the ICPD conference held at Cairo in 1994 and thus to develop a Model Reproductive and Child Health programme in Pune district.


41 Health Education on Mother & Child Care

42 RCH Six Demand Generation Mother & Child Care Population Control Adolescent Health 40+ Care AIDS/STD Women equity Empowerment

43 HEALTH CAMP 40 + Care Services for Weaker sections Reproductive Health Camp

44 Occupational Health Services

45 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE SERVICES Stomach Wash Samples Analysis :885 samples Environmental Monitoring – Domestic Effluent Analysis (water quality assessment) :01 Noise Monitoring :05 Environmental Survey :03 UV Radiation Survey :01

46 Study of Health Profile of Employees with special reference to Occupational Hazards of High Explosive Materials Laboratory (HEMRL), Ministry of Defence Research & Development Organisation : 4000 employees National Highway Accident Relief Services for Highway Users of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, New Delhi

47 Lokmanya Homoeopathic Medical College First recognised Homoeopathic Medical College Turning out 100 graduate doctors per year Imparts training to around 350 medical students studying every year Recognised by the University of Pune & Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Homoeopathic Hospital with 10 beds Conducts various free Homoeopathic OPDS and camps Conducts Homoeopathic Seminars and Workshops by eminent personalities in this field.

48 The Lokmanya Medical Research Institute is recognised by the University of Pune as extension of teaching complex of B.J. Medical College for conducting courses in M.D. (Medicine) & M.S. (Gen. Surgery)

49 INSTITUTE OF HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY & INFORMATION GNM (General Nursing & Midwifery) PG DMLT DMLT, X-ray, CT Scan, OT Technician, Optometry, EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

50 RECOGNITIONS Recognised as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation by DST & DSIR Certifying Surgeons for Factories by the Government of Maharashtra Recognition as Research Centre for Indian System of Medicine & Homoeopathy by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Recognised as extension of BJ Medical College Teaching programme by University of Pune & Government of Maharashtra for M.D. (Med.) & M.S. (Gen. Surgery) students The Foundation is recognised by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi for admitting candidates in DNB (Gen.Surgery), DNB(Ortho), DNB(Medicine) The Foundation is also recognised by the College of Physician and surgeons of Mumbai for conducting DCH & D(Ortho) Conducts Diploma Course in Medical Laboratory Technology & Radiology work of 1 ½ years which is affiliated to Institute of Para Medical College, New Delhi Recognised by the Maharashtra Nursing Council for an GNM (Revised) Course by the Nursing College. Recognised by the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nasik for conducting BHMS Course by the Homoeopathic Medical College Recognised by the DG, FASLI – Central Labour Institute to run the AFIH Course for Industrial Doctors

51 Thank You


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