Malegaon: The Department of
Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim
University (AMU) organized an Induction Training Programme on
Epidemiologists recruited under Integrated Disease Surveillance
Project (IDSP) from January 4-16, 2010.
The IDSP has been sanctioned to the Department of Community Medicine
by the Government of India.
According to Zeeshan Ahmad Assistant Public Relations Officer AMU,
the inaugural function of the training programme was held in the
Committee Room of Dean's Office.
Participants from 27 districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP) are attending
the programme while resource persons from Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare, Government of India and different medical colleges
of U. P. are participating in the programme to deliver lectures and
conduct demonstrations in the field.
In her welcome address Prof. Zulfia Khan, Academic Coordinator of
the Programme discussed the early warning signals of outbreak of an
epidemic and suggested preventive measures to be adopted to control
such communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Prof. S. Abrar Hasan, Dean Faculty of Medicine congratulated the
staff of the department of community medicine for being selected as
one of the two IDSP training centres in UP. Prof. M. Ashraf Malik,
Principal & CMS, JNMC discussed the role of epidemiologists in
decreasing the mortality indicators.
Prof. Najam Khalique, Medical Superintendent enlightened the
participants on future strategy of the IDSP programme.
Integrated Disease Surveillance Project is a state based
surveillance programme. With the help of this programme, any
outbreak or epidemic may be anticipated early and subsequently
appropriate measures will be taken in time to control it.
The programme will run to identify the communicable and
non-communicable diseases such as Malaria, Acute Diarrhoeal Disease
(Cholera), Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Measles, Poliomyelitis, Road
Traffic Accidents) and to assess the magnitude of the problem, trend
and distribution of the problem in the country in terms of time,
place and person affected. Other main objective of this project is
to find out measures for prevention and control of the problem.
Dr. A. R. Siddiqui and Dr. Ali Amir are trained nodal persons for
the training programme. Dr. Iqbal M. Khan, Mr. Salman Khalil, Dr.
Suboohi Afzal, Dr. Anees Ahmad, Dr. Saira Mehnaz, Dr. Uzma Eram, Dr.
M. Salman Shah, Dr. M. Asif Khan, Junior Residents and the staff of
the department of community medicine helped in the conduct of
Dr. Sakina Mushfiq conducted the programme while Dr. M. Athar Ansari,
Chairman, Department of Community Medicine presented vote of thanks.