Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGY) believes in providing quality services with a human touch to all the rural and urban women visiting the outdoor and indoor sections.
The OPD houses various speciality clinics for adolescent health, endocrinological disorders, female genital tract malignancies and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (in collaboration with the Department of Skin & VD). Infertility clinics offer facilities for couple check-up, investigations and high tech procedures like IUI etc. The IVF Lab is also being developed. Antenatal clinics involve pregnancy check-ups, birth preparedness and complication readiness. Post-natal and post-abortal clinics provide check-ups and contraception advice. The ICTC Centre has facilities for voluntary testing for HIV. Facilities for investigation like cervical cytology, non - stress tests & USG are available on OPD basis. Minor operative interventions like cervical cauterisations, copper-T insertions, MVA and endometrial samplings are also done. Health education activities on themes like breast feeding, early detection of cancers and antenatal nutrition are regularly held.
The wards in the department have facilities for antenatal, postnatal and gynaecological care as well as critical care and oncosurgical treatment. There is a 15 bedded labour room, 12-bedded ICU and a separate septic ward. Special wards exist for eclampsia, heart disease and unmarried, teenage pregnancies. A Well women corner has been assigned for providing counselling and advice. Cardio-tocography facility is available. The operation theatres are well equipped with facility for all kinds of obstetrics and gynaecological surgeries. Endoscopic surgeries like laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, colposcopy etc. are also performed.
Community Based Reproductive Health Care camps have been organized at 58 adopted villages. School visits to provide Adolescent Health Family Life Education as well as village screening and diagnostic camps are regularly held. Maternal and child health centre is being run at Melghat. The department has been running various projects like Sevagram project which helps unwed mothers; EmOC Project and Maternal Near Miss Project which aims at reducing maternal mortality; low-cost salivart progesterone testing for detecting the risk of preterm births in rural community setimgs of India project; and the mystery of uterine balloon mechanical pressure to prevent atonic post-partum hemorrhage project.
For undergraduate, postgraduate and nurses teaching and training, the department not only uses didactic lectures and bedside teaching, but also various teaching methodologies like seminar, symposium, panel discussion, emergency drill, role plays, quiz, small group discussion etc. The department has a Skills lab where all procedures are first taught on anatomical models then on patients. The department also has its own library, internet facility. Postgraduates are involved in undergraduate teaching. All teachers are trained in basic medical education technology (MET) and many are pursuing advanced courses in MET.
Academic activities with SWOGS were arranged for the update of knowledge and sharing the information. Faculty members not only participated and won awards in national conferences but were also invited as guest speakers/ faculty for international conferences. This year, collaborative research was carried out on subjects like hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, prevention of maternal mortality, still births and birth defects, complications and epidemiology of abortion, KAP of women in ANC Care, thiamine in pregnant women, anemia detection and treatment through AYUSH.