Diabetes Mellitus – Risk Factors

From the Department of Community Medicine, a Health education program was conducted on Diabetes Mellitus – risk factors, Complications & Self care, on 31.07.2018 in K R Halli. House Surgeons conducted the session under the guidance of Dr. Santosh Achappa.

Department appreciates the sincere efforts of the 2nd year MBBS Students in preparing the posters on Diabetes Mellitus for the program


World Breast Feeding Week 2018

Department of Community Medicine observed Breastfeeding week on 03.08.2018 in K R Halli. Health Education was given by 3rd year MBBS Students, Ms. Srinidhi PM Bhat, Spandana Kumar and Tanuja under the Guidance of Dr. Santosh Achappa. The students educated the mothers about the importance of Breastfeeding and Mother & Child Nutrition. Students also demonstrated the procedure of Preparation of Davangere. Mix at the Anganwadi Centre. Department deeply appreciates the sincere efforts put up by the 3rd year MBBS Students in preparing health education posters. Thank you all for making the program a success…

Department of Community Medicine observed World Breast Feeding Week 2018 with great zeal and enthusiasm in rural field practice area Chunchunkuppe. The program was conducted in primary school, Kethohalli, on 7th August 2018. Women of reproductive age group participated in large numbers. Undergraduate MBBS students prepared Health education material. The audience was educated about importance of breastfeeding, exclusive breast feeding, and complimentary feeding, mother and child nutrition. Department of Pediatrics actively participated by addressing some of the queries of the mothers regarding difficulties in breastfeeding.


CME on Advances in NeuroScience

Department of Physiology in association with department of Psychiatry and department of Medicine , RRMCH have organised a CME program on


Date: 30th Aug 2018, Thursday

Time : 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Venue: Kadamba Hall (College Auditorium)


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About the Programme:

Registration for the CME started at 8.30 AM. The number of delegates registered was a healthy 225.

The inaugural function started at 09:40 AM. The welcome speech was given by our Medical director, Dr. D L Ramachandra. He welcomed the audience and extended a floral greeting to the speakers, chairpersons and the dignitaries.

The respected Dean, Dr. Sathyamurthy B, addressed the gathering.

The organizing chairperson, Dr. Prashanth Kumar M highlighted the importance of conducting the CME and need for selecting the topics.

The scientific session started at 10:00 AM with a talk by Dr. B N Srikumar, Associate Professor of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS titled “Synaptic plasticity in the treatment of depression ”. This session was chaired by Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Professor and Head, Dept of Psychiatry, RRMCH. The talk focused on the properties of synaptic physiology, types of depression and its management .

The second session was a talk by Dr. Bhupesh Mehta, Assistant professor of Biophysics, NIMHANS, titled “Synaptic dysfunctions in neurological conditions” at 10:50 AM. He very skillfully imparted knowledge on dysfunctions in various neurological conditions and he gave the brief knowledge on Diabetic retinopathy. This session was chaired by Dr. Mamatha Patil, Professor, Dept of Medicine, RRMCH.

The second talk was followed by short tea break for 15 minutes.

The third session was a talk by Dr. Vijayalakshmi K, Associate Professor of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS titled “Neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases” at 12:00 Noon. She spoke about the various neurodegenerative diseases and different causes of neuroinflammation in those diseases. This session was chaired by Dr. Sharmila, Professor & HOD, Dept of Pathology, RRMCH.

The forth session was a talk by Dr. Yogananda S M, Assistant Professor of Biophysics, NIMHANS titled “Stem cells: A tool to study the channelopathies” at 12:45 Pm. He gave the brief introduction about stem cells and how they are used to study the various pathologies in channels across the membrane. This session was chaired by Dr. Ranganath M D, Professor , Dept of Physiology, RRMCH.
Lunch followed at 1:30 PM. Participants were mesmerized by the tasty meal followed by equally tasty desserts.

The post-lunch scientific session started at 2:15 PM, a talk by Dr. Kaviraja Udupa , Additional Professor of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS titled “Clinical neurophysiological investigation of neurological and psychiatric disorders” and this was chaired by Dr. M V Krishna, Professor & HOD, Dept of Medicine, RRMCH. He oriented the audience about the types of psychiatric and neurological disorders and various neurophysiological investigation tools to assess this disorders. He also highlighted the noninvasive techniques TMS (Transmagnetic stimulation) and DBS( Deep brain stimulation) of recording the brain evoked potentials.

The next session (from 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM) was the most interesting interactive session in which the delegates interacted with all the speakers and clarified their doubts. Delegates posed very interesting questions and these were deftly handled by the learned speakers. The CME program concluded with “Vote of thanks” by Dr.Prashanth kumar M at 4:00 PM.


National Bone & Joint Day

Department of Orthopedics, RRMCH along with Indian Orthopedic Association and Karnataka Orthopedic Association observed the National Bone & Joint Day on 4th Aug 2018.

As a part of this “Road Safety Awareness” activities was also conducted. Staff and students of Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital formed a Human Chain holding banners with road safety messages from the hospital till the nice road in order to create awareness on Road Safety. This Human chain was flagged off by Mr. B. Ramesh, Superintendent of police, Ramanagar.

Mr. B. Ramesh, Superintendent of Police, Ramanagar was felicitated by the Management and staff of RRMCH and thanked him for his support and encouragement in making this event successful.

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World Breast Feeding Week

RRMCH, Department of Pediatrics celebrated the “World Breast Feeding Week” from 1st Aug to 7th Aug 2018.

Department of pediatrics observed world breast feeding week at RRMCH from August 1-7th. Programme was inaugurated on 1st of Aug in the department of pediatrics.
World Breast Feeding week
At RRMCH- 2018
August 1st -7th

Department of Pediatrics observed World Breast Feeding Week at RRMCH from Aug 1-7th
Programme was inaugurated on 1st Aug in the department of pediatrics by auspicious Lightening of the lamp by Dr. Govindraju (MS), Dr. Adarsh (Hod, Dept of Pediatrics), MS Kanchana (N S), with addressing of the gathering by Dr. Adarsh who enlightened us about the importance of breast feeding.

It was supported by S/N Renuka, Ms. Anitha, who took immense interest in educating the mother in the ANC, PNC ward and encouraged them for breast feeding.

It is a part of creating awareness regarding the importance, advantages, and methods of breast feeding. Collages related to breastfeeding were projected by the nursing students.
We extended our awareness programme with great enthusiasm beyond our hospital.
We conducted a program at Kethohalli on 7/8/18, the residual committee was educated by various means. Undergraduate students prepared health education material to educate mothers. Enlightening talk delivered by Dr. Adarsh (HOD of pediatrics) who imbibed the crowd with awareness regarding exclusive breast feeding, mother and child nutrition, Complimentary feeding and advised their queries regarding difficulties in breast feeding, our S/N Renuka, enacted various methods breast feeding.

Quiz programme was conducted at Kadamba Hall, as a part of Breast feeding awareness for PG’s, UG’s by Dr. Vivekananda as quiz master and prizes Distributed by Dr. Adarsh.

All the programs during breast feeding week were conducted under the able guidance of HOD, Dr. Adarsh, NICU Incharge Dr. Sahana. We extended our gratitude to the Staff from Department of Pediatrics, Department of OBG and Staff nurses. We successfully conducted Breast feeding week. Breast Feeding is not a choice, it is the responsibility of the mother & the society.

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Saturday clinical update: Dept of Radiology

The weekly clinical update by the department of Radiology will be held in college Auditorium on 4th Aug 2018 at 9:30 AM. All Faculty members, PG’s and UG’s are requested to attend the same.


Speakers : Dr. Ashwini. B. M. – Junior Resident.

Moderator : Dr.Parthasarathi.A – Associate Professor.


Congrats Dr. Kanabur Prashanth

Dr. Kanabur Prashanth 2nd year Junior Resident in department of Pulmonary Medicine was awarded 3rd prize in the Poster Presentation
A case of Spontaneous Pneumothorax in a young individual” in the recently held state conference PULMO KARN 2018, at JNMC , Belgaum.

Kanabur Prashanth

Pharmacology – Quiz Competition

Date: 21st July 2018

Time : 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Venue : Second Floor Lecture Hall


The Department of Pharmacology conducted its first quiz for MBBS students of Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital. There was a total of 3 round. The first round was conducted on 23rd June, 2018 and the second on 30th June, 2018. The final quiz round was held on 21st July, 2018.

The first and second rounds were conducted for the purpose of elimination and consisted of 50 multiple choice questions taken from various topics in pharmacology. The top 18 scorers were chosen to participate in the final quiz round after the second MCQ test round.

For the final quiz, the 18 finalists were randomly divided into 6 teams of 3 individuals and competed in a total of seven rounds of the following topics:

Round 1: Drug Acting at the Given Site
Round 2: Scientists & their Contributions to Pharmacology
Round 3: Adverse Drug Reactions
Round 4: Special Drug Delivery Systems
Round 5: Medicinal Plants
Round 6: Rapid Fire Questions
Round 7: Clinical Cases

Appropriate marks were awarded for correct answers. Elimination of one team was done after round 3 and another after round 5. A Winner, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up were named after the end of all 7 rounds. Prizes in the form of trophies, certificates and 3rd year textbooks (sponsored by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P)Ltd) were awarded to the respective teams and high tea was provided for all the students and faculty members.

The winners of the quiz were Team C including Manasa Krishnan, Riya Naiya and R. Rakshana. The first runner up was team A including Abhijna Chandar, Akshatha A and U. Kausikaa. The second runner up was Team B including Divya R. Kumar, Harshitha S. and Ujwal R.

UG Viva & Practical Examination Timetable – July 2018

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Date of Practical / Clinical & Viva- voce examination



23.07.2018 to 26.07.2018

MBBS Phase I (Batch I)


27.07.2018 to 30.07.2018

MBBS Phase I (Batch II)


31.07.2018 to 03.08.2018

MBBS Phase I (Batch III)


23.07.2018 to 25.07.2018

Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology


26.07.2018 to 28.07.2018

Forensic Medicine)


16.07.2018 to 17.07.2018

Community Medicine, ENT


18.07.2018 to 19.07.2018



23.07.2018 to 25.07.2018

Pediatrics, General Surgery, Orthopedics


23.07.2018 to 26.07.2018

General Medicine


27.07.2018 to 29.07.2018



Doctor’s Day

RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital celebrated Doctor’s Day on 10th of July with adoration and salute. The program started at 11:30 am at the college auditorium. All the HODs, faculties and the PG students were present.

Dr.Vijayalakshmi. I. Balekundri, MBBS, MD,DM (Card), DSc, FICC, FIAMS, FIAE, FICP, FCSI, FAMS, FISH, FRCP (London), the Chief Guest was invited with warm greetings by the management and the staff. She was felicitated by the Dean, Dr. Sathyamurthy, Dr.Usha Ramchandra, Director PG Studies and also CEO Sri C. N. Seetharaman, IAS (Rtd).

The program started with the lighting of lamp by the Chief Guest and a small introduction of the chief guest. Further the program proceeded by a small talk by the Dean. The speech was very well received and the actual proceedings began. Senior faculties from various departments were felicitated on the occasion.

Date : 10th July 2018

Time : 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue : Kadamba Hall (College Auditorium)


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