Reorientation of Public Health Education (ROPHE)

 

Goa Medical College strives to provide wholesome education and orient the students to the needs of the vulnerable populations. In view of this the department of Community Medicine has been running the Rural Health and Training Center at Mandur. Students regularly visit the center to understand the services provided under the Primary Health Center and its outreach programs designed to bridge the treatment gap. The center has started an outreach initiative for interns called the ‘Reorientation of Public Health Education’ (ROPHE). It is often noticed that medical professionals are not very keen on working in the rural settings. We intend to sensitize our medical students to the need for services in a rural setting and hope to create doctors who would be sensitive and respond to this need. A majority of our population live in rural areas but in contrast a majority of our health services are concentrated in the urban setting.
The RHTC, Mandur will be reconstructed to cater to the needs of the  increasing number of medical students. The college will also adopt other Primary Health Centers  in the near future.
Students posted in the rural setup get an opportunity to treat patients attending the OPD as well as attend to emergencies. They are sensitized to the various National health programs  and often actively participate in its implementation.

 

1. Cancer awareness programme for rural women in Carambolim

 

2. Contributing to the eradication of Polio, an intern takes pleasure in givng the two drops of life.

 

3. Health education by an intern in a rural setting

 

 

4. Anganwadi visit

 

4. Residents and Interns at the rural center_ happy to reach out.

 

5. TB-awareness-programme.

 

6. Training-programmes conducted by dept of Community Medicine in NVBDCP for five districts.