Medical Education ( CME ) and Intercollegiate Students’ Quiz in commemoration of “World TB day, 24th March 2021 by Department of Microbiology

Medical Education ( CME ) and Intercollegiate Students’ Quiz in commemoration of “World TB day, 24th March 2021 by Department of Microbiology

Report of Continuing Medical Education ( CME ) and Intercollegiate Students’ Quiz in commemoration of “World TB day, 24th March 2021

The program entitled, “The End TB Strategy – The Clock is Ticking” was conducted on 23rd March 2021 at AIIMS Mangalagiri.

Venue: Conference Hall, OPD Building, AIIMS Mangalagiri.
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, 23rd March 2021
Program Fund: Andhra Pradesh State TB Association.

The Program objectives:

  1. Activities to create awareness and educate MBBS Students, make them understand Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of infection Tuberculosis, the End TB Strategy, various    diagnostic methods and treatment protocol etc.
  2. Clinicians to interact experts on current strategy on diagnosis and treatment for pulmonary and extra pulmonary tuberculosis.

AIIMS MG Under the guidance of Prof. T.S. Ravikumar, President AIIMS MG had conducted the one – day program entitled, “The End TB Strategy – The Clock is Ticking”.

The event was inaugurated by Prof Mukesh Tripathi, Director & CEO AIIMS Mangalagiri and felicitated the Chief Guest – Dr. T. Ramarao, State TB Officer – Joint Director, Andhra Pradesh TB association with flower bouquet and memento.

Dr. D. Ramamohan, HOD, Department of Hospital Administration, AIIMS Mangalagiri participated and joined with organizing team throughout the program.

Dr.V. Mangayarkarasi, HOD, Department of Microbiology, AIIMS MG,the organizing Chair Person and Dr. Rajeev Aravindakshan, Additional Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS MG were chairing the session of interaction between experts and participants.

The following team members from Department of Microbiology, AIIMS Mangalagiri were actively participated in the event:

Dr. Mohan Kumar A, who was compering the program and Dr. Debabrata Dash Assistant Professors and Dr. Arati A. Bhadade, Dr. Y. Manochandrika, the Senior Residents.

Participants of this event were faculties of different specialties, AIIMS MG and Post Graduate students and Under Graduate students of different medical colleges of Guntur and Krishna Districts.

Guest lecture:

Dr. T. Ramarao, apprised the audience about the current status of the TB infection in India and regarding the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP). He also stressed upon the method of diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.

Session: Interaction between STO – Clinicians – Laboratory Personnel

Many faculties as well as students participated in an engaging interactive session with the State TB Officer and cleared their doubts regarding the diagnosis, treatment and research of tuberculosis, both pulmonary as well as extrapulmonary.

The take home message of the session was “Reach one and Teach one” to End TB by the year 2025.

Intercollegiate Quiz program: The quiz was based on Tuberculosis (a etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, management and NTEP program)

Quiz Master: Dr. Debabrata Dash, Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology, AIIMS Mangalagiri.
Moderator: Dr.V. Mangayarkarasi, Additional Professor & HOD, Department Microbiology, AIIMS Mangalagiri.

Participants: Total 11 (Eleven) teams participated in the Quiz.
(Two MBBS students in each of the following teams)

  1. AIIMS, Mangalagiri – 03 Teams
  2. GMC, Guntur – 03 Teams
  3. SMC, Vijayawada – 02 Teams
  4. NRI Medical College, Mangalagiri – 01 Team
  5. Katuri Medical College, Guntur – 01 Team

1st Position: NRI Medical College, Mangalagiri
2nd Position: Katuri Medical College, Guntur
3rd Position: SMC, Vijayawada

Prizes Memento: The winners are felicitated by certificates, mementoes and cash prizes.
Media: The event was covered by print and electronic media both local and National DD

For better outreach to the target audience banners were put at various places inside the
campus as well as on the official website of AIIMS Mangalagiri.

Future Plan: The STO, Andhra Pradesh consented to provide one LED Microscope which will be the first step to make AIIMS MG as a Designated Microscopy Center (DMC) under NTEP.

The department will strive hard to make a state-of-the-art tuberculosis laboratory in times to
Conclusion: The objectives of this CME, to educate and interact the young medical students
and clinicians by subject experts on the target and goals set by the WHO’s “End-TB Strategy,
the challenges for TB eradication” were well addressed. The CME concluded with the
valedictory ceremony with valuable written feedback from the dignitaries and prize distribution
to the winners in the quiz.

The CME gave a new impetus to the Department of Microbiology, AIIMS, Mangalagiri to
conduct such educational programme with refined vision in days to come.

The total number of the medical fraternity for the CME was 80.