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Medical Center

Overview

Medical Centre provides primary medical care to the students, employees and their dependent members of the institution. Medical services are provided at – Out-patient Care, Emergency Room (ER) care, Specialty clinics, Collection centre for Laboratory Services, Dental Clinic.

Facilities

Medical Centre provides primary medical care to the students, employees and their dependent members of the institution. Medical services are provided at – Out-patient Care, Emergency Room (ER) care, Specialty clinics, Collection centre for Laboratory Services, Dental Clinic.

Round the clock Emergency Care is provided for the campus residents through dedicated medical team. In Case of Emergency residents can reach out to ER team by calling EMERGENCY HELPLINE -9552040123. ER room is equipped with modern medical equipments / facilities like -

  • Multi channel ECG (Cardiart 8108 R) recorder

  • Multi parameters monitors

  • Defibrillator (BPL 2509)

  • Nebulization machine

  • Infusion Pumps

  • Automatic Non invasive BP monitors (A&D Medical)

  • Ultrasonic Therapy / TENS

  • Collection Centre for Laboratory services

    Specialty clinics are operational during week days in various specialties like Orthopaedics / Paediatrics / Obstetrics & Gynaecology / ENT / Dentistry / Speech Therapy & Physiotherapy. These services can be utilized on prior appointment basis. For the higher level of care in need institute utilize the referral secondary and tertiary care hospitals like Goa Medical College, Manipal Hospitals, SMRC Hospital...etc

    Doctors

    Health Topics

    What to do if I fall sick

    In case a student has a health-related issue, the student should visit Medical center themselves, if the condition is serious, then Ambulance service with dedicated driver is available round the clock. Emergency number 9552040123 can be contacted to avail the facility of Ambulance. One male and female doctor with two lady Nurses are available during OPD hours (9 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 6 PM from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays and institute Holidays the Medical center is functional to cater to routine Medical Emergencies round the clock. Pharmacy is there inside the premises of Medical center. It remains open from 8.30 AM to 10 PM on all days except for Saturday timings are 8.30 AM to 9.30 PM. For routine emergencies, a paramedic and a Doctor is available 24X7 at the medical center and can be contacted at phone no. 9552040123 and there is a bell installed at the main gate of Medical Center for excess. Besides these, an ENT specialist, a Pediatrician, a Gynecologist, an orthopedic Surgeon, a Dental Surgeon, visit the center for OPD as per schedule below.

    E.N.T - Friday.
    DENTIST - Monday, Thursday and Saturday
    GYNECOLOGIST - Wednesday.
    PEDIATRICIAN – Saturday
    ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON – Tuesday and Thursday

    *Consultation is free here, However the student has to pay for investigations and medicines. Cash less facility is provided to the students on showing their ID card.
    *Specialist consultation timing can be confirmed from the Medical Center Reception on 08322580600.

    Medical Staff

    To provide effective and timely medical care, the medical center has a well-trained team comprising of 5 professional medical officers, 5 trained and experienced nurses to deliver proper nursing care. We have 3 ambulance drivers for prompt transport of patients in case of emergency and 2 reception staff with good communication skills. The whole team at the medical center is efficiently lead by in charge doctor.

    Common Reasons of Pain Abdomen
    Is My Chest Pain Heart Pain
    Where is your pain located? Is it one of the following?

    Center of the chest, right or left sides of the chest, throat pain or tightness, center of the upper abdomen pain, pain between the two shoulder blades, both arm or left arm pain, jaw pain. Why this question? Because these are certain parts of the body that are most commonly associated with heart-related pain.

    Does your pain worsen with any of the following?

    Walking, chewing food, straining at stools or other forms of heavy work and gets better with rest * Why this question? Because typically heart pain is associated with one or more of these.

    Is the pain associated with any of the following?

    Shortness of breath, palpitation, dizziness, vomiting, cold clammy face or sweating none of these

    Why this question? Because if the pain is associated with one of these symptoms then chance of having a heart problem increases.

    Can your pain be described as one of the following?

    Severe pain or severe burning or severe tightness of chest or breathing difficulty which happens for a few minutes(not seconds) and which occurs for no reason or on doing some form of exercise like brisk walking, climbing stairs etc.

    Why this question? Because heart pain typically is for a few minutes to an hour and may come and go by itself but generally occurs during exertion in the forms described above.

    Have you ever shown to a doctor for this pain previously and diagnosed as Heart pain?

    Why this? Because if someone has been diagnosed as having a heart problem then the chance of having this problem again is more.

    Are you aged more than 25 years and one of these; smoker, Diabetic, Hypertensive?

    Why this? Because the risk of heart problems increases with age and before 25 years it is quite less. Smoking, Diabetes, and Hypertension increase the risk of heart disease.

    IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS IS ‘YES’, YOU MAY BE HAVING A HEART RELATED PAIN AND MUST VISIT A DOCTOR.

    What to do if I fall sick and OPD is closed

    In case of any medical problem beyond the OPD hours , please contact your hostel superintendent.

    Name of the SuperintendentHostels Phone No
    1. MR. MAHAVIR SINGH SR,CVR 9694096464
    2. MR. K. N. DUGGAL  MALVIYA-A,B,C,EX.SAC 9694096466
    3. MR. ROHITASHWA SINGH RATHORE RANA PRATAP,AK 9694096465
    4. MR. SAMUNDAR SINGH RAM 9694096473
    5. MR. RANBIR SINGH RATHORE  GN,BG 9694096474
    6. MR. SANJAY K TOMAR KR,VK 9694096485
    7. MR. HARBANS LAL CHOUHAN BD ,VYAS 9785644053
    8.MS. RITUMEERA9694096468
    9.MS. MALLIKA UPADHYAYMEERA9694096469
    HOW FAR BACTERIA IS SPREAD BY COUGHING /SNEEZING?

    DROPLETS WHICH ARE THROWN OUT OF MOUTH AND NOSE WHILE COUGHING /SNEEZING LEAD TO SPREAD OF CERTAIN INFECTIONS LIKE VIRAL FLU,SWINE FLU,TUBERCULOSIS,ETC.

    SPEED OF PARTICLES DURING COUGH IS 10Mts/SEC AND DISTANC TRAVELLED IS 2 METRES.

    SPEED OF PARTICLES DURING SNEEZING IS 50 Mts/SEC AND DISTANC TRAVELLED IS 6METRES.

    SINCE THE SPEED IS QUITE HIGH(SPEED OF BULLET IS 300Mts/SEC),THE RECEIVER HAS VERY LITTLE TIME TO PROTECT HIM/HERSELF. ONLY THE PERSON WHO IS COUGHING CAN HELP BY COUGHING /SNEEZING INTO A HANKY OR TISSUE PAPER TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INFECTION TO HIS NEAR (LITERAL NEAR ) AND DEAR ONES.

    How to prevent dehydration
    How much water is needed per day by our body?

    There is no definite value but rest assured the body has a fantastic sensor to detect need of water replacement and that is the ‘Thirst’. So don’t ignore thirst. If you are thirsty, take water and it should always be tumbler full of water instead of sips. Please always carry your water bottle and one can keep lime water (Nimbu juice, salt sugar in water) instead of plain water as this contains electrolytes and energy besides water.

    Besides dehydration, this is the season when Kidney Stones develop most ;so keeping yourself rehydrated helps preventing this too

    Correct posture at the computer table
    • Adjust the chair height so your feet are flat on the floor and your knees are bent less than 90 degree
    • Sit up straight and keep your hips far back in the chair.
    • Ensure the keyboard is close and directly in front of you.
    • To help your neck stay relaxed and in a neutral position, the monitor should be directly in front of you, a few inches above eye level.
    • Sit at least 20 inches (or an arm’s length) away from the computer screen.
    • Relax the shoulders.
    • The neck should be laid against the neck support, if available in the chair.
    Having trouble sleeping ? Here are few tips
    • Avoid exposure to bright lights right before going to bed (such as computer, and cell phone screens). The bright light emitted by these devices tells your body that it’s time to wake up!
    • Regular physical activity can improve your sleep but exercise should be at least 2-3 hrs. before bedtime.
    • Roommate keeping you awake? Roommates are a necessary evil, so can’t throw them out. Consider having a conversation with them about how you can accommodate each other’s sleep habits. Have a small chat with your roommate before sleeping as this promotes sleep.
    • If you find that your thoughts, worries, or to-do lists keep you up, consider writing it all out before turning in for the night.
    • Try coping with stress through meditation or deep breathing. Taking a short nap can improve alertness and performance without disrupting your nighttime sleep or making you feel groggy but keep it to a max of 30 mts.
    • Hit your bed only when you want to sleep and not as a multipurpose spot for eating, gossiping, playing, working on computer etc.
    • Try these little things and have a good night sleep.
      Antibiotics in sore throat : Yes or No ?

      Sore throat is rampant in our campus these days. The tendency is to take antibiotics (e.g.Azithromicin)on our own or to request the doctor to prescribe one. Is it good or bad?

      Below is a link of CDC , the US govt. center for disease control. https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/community/for-patients/common-illnesses/sore-throat.html

      The highlight to take home :

      If an adult (past teen age) has sore throat associated with fever less than 101 F along with cough or along with running nose or sneezing, he/she is more likely to have viral or allergic cause rather than bacterial, so antibiotic is going to be of no help but rather be harmful.

      Please let your doctor examine you and decide the need for antibiotics.

      Headache

      Headache is a very common symptom, and although incapacitating, is almost, always benign.

      For most of the people, it has happened before also; and, some people correlate it with ‘High Blood Pressure, Sinusitis, Cervical (cervical spondylitis)’.

      To make facts straight:

      HYPERTENSION :

      The American Heart Association (AHA) supports research that claims ‘headaches are not a symptom of high blood pressure’. In fact, the AHA suggests that people, with high blood pressure, are less likely to have recurring headaches. There is only one condition, associated with raised BP which can cause headache. It is Malignant Hypertension. Here, the BP is 180/110 or more. Besides, malignant hypertension, usually, is also associated with blurred vision, chest pain and nausea.

      SINUSITIS :

      It is typically headache, just above eye brows – one sided or both sided, during or few days, after an episode of common cold. According to the American Headache Society, research shows that the majority of people who think they are having sinus problems, are, in fact, having a migraine.

      CERVICAL SPONDYLITIS :

      Migraine headache can mimic pain of cervical spondylitis, by affecting one side of the neck. But, the cervical pain is usually not very frequent (usually once in a few months), and usually radiates to arm.

      When to see a doctor: ?

      A severe headache, occurring for the first time, in life. ? Headache, associated with giddiness, blurring of vision, seizure, recurrent vomiting. ? Headache which may be associated with vomiting or giddiness which has happened many times, in the past and which gets well with an analgesic tablet, is NOT serious.

      Food Advisory for Summers

      Finally the winter is going away. With the weather warming up, food borne infections shall come along.

      Kindly take certain precautions to avoid getting hit by this.
      • Ice is a common source of infection. Ask the vendor not to add ice cubes to your cold drinks.
      • While purchasing fruit try to buy whole fruit instead of cut fruit
      • Ice creams: If the shape of ice cream block looks changed it shows that it has melted and refrozen. Avoid it.
      • Insist that the vendor (one who is serving food ) wear the gloves while serving food.
      • Canned food : although rare, even canned food can be a source of serious infection if the container is broken or leaky. Even containers that look fine on the outside might have contaminated food inside. Suspect contamination if:
        • The container spurts liquid or foam when you open it
        • The food inside is discolored, moldy, or smells bad
        • If your container or the food inside have any of these signs of contamination, throw it out!

        OPD Timings

        M POWER Counseling Unit

        Referals

        Below listed are empanelled referal centres for medical treatment as per BITS Pilani - Medical guidelines. For detailed information refer section – “Policies & Procedure” in University homepage

        Primary Health Center, Aldona

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center,Bali

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Betki

        OPD Consultation

        Mardolkar Hospital, Bicholim

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Primary Health Center,Bicholim

        OPD Consultation

        Community Health Center, Canacona

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center,Candolim

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Cansarvarne

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Cansaulim

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Chinchinim

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Colvale

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Corlim

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Cortalim

        OPD Consultation

        Sonu Kamat’s Hospital, Curchorem

        OPD Consultation

        Sushrusha Nursing Home

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Primary Health Center, Curtorim

        OPD Consultation

        Dr. Parulekars EYE SITE Superspecialty Eye Hospital

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Primary Health Center, Loutulim

        OPD Consultation

        District Hospital North Goa

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Dr. Kolwalkars Galaxy Hospital

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        JMJ Hospital

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Urban Health Center, Mapusa

        OPD Consultation

        Vision Multispecialty Hospital, Mapusa

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Primary Health Center, Marcaim

        OPD Consultation

        Ashirvad Urology & Laparoscopic Hospital

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Borkar Nursing Home

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Carmo Gracias Nursing Home

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Classic Hospitals, Aquem

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        District Hospital (HOSPICIO) South Goa

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Grace Intensive Care Centre & General Hospital

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Grace Nursing Home

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Horizon Hospital, Pajipond

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Kamat Nursing Home, Margao

        IPD, Day Care

        Mother Care Hospital, Margao

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Noble Hospital, Margao

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Raikar Pathology Laboratory, Margao

        Diagnostics

        Royal Hospital, Aquem, Margao

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        SRL Pathology Lab, Margao

        Diagnostics

        Suburban Diagnostics, Margao

        Diagnostics

        TB Hospital, Margao

        OPD Consultation

        Trimurthy Hospital, Margao

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Urban Health Center, Margao

        OPD Consultation

        Victor Hospital, Margao

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Yashodan Hospital, Margao

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Aster Hospital, Margao

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Amar Medicals, Margao

        OPD, Day care Medicals

        My Eye Hospital, Nuvem

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Campal Clinic, Panjim

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Criticare Hospital, Panjim

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Dr Lal Path Labs, Panjim

        Diagnostics

        Ghyanasham Govind Kamat Memorial Hospital, Panjim

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Goa Medical College (GMC), Bambolim, Panjim

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Healthway Hospitals, Panjim

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Manipal Hospitals, Donapaula, Panjim

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Metropolis Lab, Panjim

        Diagnostics

        Urban Health Center, Panjim

        OPD Consultation

        The Asthma Allergy & Chest center, Panjim

        OPD Consultation

        Trinity Healthcare, Esparanca Hospital, Panjim

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Community Health Center, Pernem

        OPD Consultation

        Community Health Center, Ponda

        OPD Consultation

        Navjeevan Nursing Home, Ponda

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Savoikar Nursing Home, Ponda

        OPD Consultation

        Sriprasad Diagnostics Laboratory, Ponda

        Diagnostics

        Sushrusha Nursing Home, Ponda

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Usgaonkars Childern Hospital, Ponda

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Primary Health Center, Quepem

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Sanguem

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Sanquilim

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Shiroda

        OPD Consultation

        Primary Health Center, Siolim

        OPD Consultation

        Community Health Center, Valpoi

        OPD Consultation

        Kamat Nursing Home ,Vasco-da-Gama

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        MM Mesquita Maternity & Eye Hospital, Vasco-da-Gama

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Raj Tara Eye Hospital, Vasco-da-Gama

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Daffodils Hospital, Vasco-Da-Gama

        OPD

        SMRC Hospital, Chicalim, Vasco-da-Gama

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        Vaatsalya Maternity Hospital, Vasco-da-Gama

        OPD, IPD, Day Care

        e-clinix, Vasco-da-Gama

        OPD, Day care Medicals

        Sidad's Laboratory, Vasco-da-Gama

        Diagnostics

        Pathonal Lab, Vasco-da-Gama

        Diagnostics

        Apollo Pharmacy, Vasco-da-Gama

        OPD, Day care Medicals

        Contact Us

        • Reception & Appointments

        •  600
        • Medical Officer – On Duty

        •  681
        • Deputy Chief Medical Officer

        •  680
        • M POWER counselling unit

        •  685
        • Medical Records

        •  683
        • Pharmacy

        •  686