Name of the Department: Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy
The Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy started outpatient services in March 2019. The department currently has two faculty and one senior resident. The outpatient numbers are steadily increasing. We provide holistic care to a wide spectrum of cutaneous disorders with a special focus on psoriasis, vitiligo and other pigmentary disorders, contact dermatitis and allergology, immunobullous disorders, leprosy, and sexually transmitted infections.
We have started inpatient admissions and do several procedures such as radiofrequency ablation, skin and nail biopsies, acne scar procedures, enucleations of corns, chemical cautery, patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis, and intralesional injections. We have recently received the hand-foot phototherapy machine and are in the process of procuring a cryosurgical unit, whole-body phototherapy, electrosurgical unit, and fractional carbon dioxide laser. We also have a Wood’s lamp, a side lab microscope, and dermoscopy as diagnostic aids.
We conducted an online webinar on leprosy in January 2022 and will be conducting several academic activities in the future. We partake in undergraduate teaching and will begin a post-graduation course. The faculty are actively engaged in research and encourage students to participate in STS projects.