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About the Department


With the inception of Himachal Pradesh Medical in 1966, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine came into existence, catering to that discipline of medicine which acts as a vital link between effective health services and ever evolving clinical science.

Presently, Dr. Anmol Gupta is carrying forward the good work of his predecessors in the department, making a significant growth under his able leadership.

The department is conducting post-graduation course with four recognized seats annually. So far, 45 post graduates have passed out from the department. At present, there are 9 faculty members in department.

The department of Community Medicine has remained as NACO Centre of Excellence in providing trainings to HIV counselors from all over NORTH INDIA. Apart from this, it has also served as the center for training of PGDMCH (IGNOU), Master trainers of IMCI and Sentinel Surveillance unit of NPCB for past many years.

The department has always remained a strong pillar in dealing with the diseases of public health importance especially during epidemics/outbreaks. The department has always played role to its fullest potential in spreading the awareness in masses.

The department is credited with successfully conducting various research works under ICMR, NHM and WHO such as IFA –DOT ,Million Death study –ICD 10 in collaboration with CANADA CGHR, Rabies survey in Himachal Pradesh ,social factors in primary health care ,prevalence of Hepatitis B in Spiti, and latest evaluation of Immunization services in Himachal Pradesh .

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