::Departments : Clinical : Dermotology & Venerology
The Department of Dermato - Venereology & Leprosy has its roots in the Dermatology wing of Govt.Pentland Hospital. when the old hospital was converted into medical college, the department started to function under the able guidance of Dr.V.G.KOTHANDAPANI MD,DD and Dr.C.DHARMAMBAL who continued their services from GPH to newly started Govt.Vellore Medical College Various eminent Dermatologist then took the Dept to new heights including Dr.MANOHARAN,MD,DD, Dr.S.THIRUNAVUKARASU, MD.DD, Dr.DHANALAKSHMI MD, Dr.ANANDAN MD,DNB.
            The Department has separate OP Room for Dermatology, STD, and Leprosy. It has full fledged STD lab and Dermato Surgery Procedure Room. VCTC and PPTCT Centers with excellent counseling facilities and audio – visual aids and well trained Counsellors and technicians are available.
Periodic Academic Activities            : Clinical Postings for II Year MBBS Students             -           2 Weeks
                                                  Prefinal MBBS Students                                -           1 Month
                                                  Final Year MBBS Students                            -           10 Days
Lecture Classes were taken and case demonstrations were done for the students during clinical postings. Students were made to present cases during this period.
Research and Publications                                       :           NIL
Prizes and Awards Constituted by the department:         DAMIEN FOUNDATION PRIZE
                                                                                                 EXAMINATION IN LEPROSY              
PRIZES AND AWARDS WON                                     :           NIL
CME’s WORKSHOPS/ Conferences                           :           NIL
No. of Units in the Department          :           One Unit
OP Days & Timings                             :           Monday to Saturday
                                                                        7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
IP Unit & Admission Day                     :           One Unit. Monday to Saturday
Bed Strength of Dept                          :           Male Ward      :           7 Beds
                                                                        Female ward   :           5 Beds
Average OP                                         :           31,791 (Per annum)
Average IP                                           :           100 cases (per annum)
Type of Surgeries Performed             :           120 Dermato Surgeries done including
Vitiligo Punch graft surgeries,  Split skin grafing.      Radio frequency Surgeries
Electrofulguration Surgeries for Skin tag and warts.
Diagnostic Biopsy done                      
Auto Implantation for Verruca Vulgaris.
Therapeutic Procedures                     :           Needling for Molluscum Contagiasum.
                                                            :           20 % Podophyllin application for Genital warts
                                                            :           10 % KOH application for Genital Molluscum
Special Clinics                                     :           NIL
LIST OF LAB TESTS                              :           Rapid plasma regain test.
                                                            :           HIV – RAPID test (Using three Kits)
                                                            :           Treponema Pallidum Haemagglutunation Assay
                                                            :           VAGINAL SMEAR For
                                                            :           GRAM STAINING For GONOCOCCAI
                                                            :           TZANCK SMEAR for BULLOUS SKIN LESION,
                                                                        HERPES GENITALIS
Average Lab Stastics                           :           RPR                              :           4411 / per annum
                                                            :           HIV Rapid test             :           9200 / per annum
                                                            :           VAGINAL SMEARS       :           1502 / per annum
:           GRAM STAINING         :           250 / per annum

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