Health Centre

 

Health             

         Centre

 

The Centre for Counselling and Health Services has 3 Health Centres in strategically placed locations  on Central Campus. The Health Services are available from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm during the week and during the working hours of Saturday. The team comprises 4 nurses and 1 medical doctor. Ambulance Services are available 24x7 in case of any emergencies requiring hospitalization

 

Our Goals: 

  • to enhance the overall productivity of students, teaching and non-teaching staff by ensuring good health by providing basic medical care and counselling for the Christ Community
  • to raise awareness on current and relevant health concerns in and around the CHRIST community 

Our Main Focus

  • Medical First aid and Basic Health Care services
  • Prompt and early referral as required
  • Immediate transfer of emergency cases to hospital via university ambulance
  • Health Awareness through various programmes

 

The three Health Centres provide first aid and basic health services to students, support staff and faculty with the aim of enhancing the overall productivity of students, teaching and non-teaching staff, by ensuring good health for all and providing the added benefit of reducing the need for absenteeism on account of minor illnesses that require the consultation of a GP

To sensitize the CHRIST community to relevant health issues and thus contribute to the university’s mission of holistic development of the individual, the team conducts periodic Health Awareness and First Aid programmes on

  • communicable diseases 
  • outbreaks such as dengue, malaria, cholera, etc.
  • epidemics such as swine flu, avian flu, etc.
  • pandemics such as COVID-19 
  • Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension 
  • Basic First Aid and CPR

The Health Services team has also organized Blood Donation Camps in association with St. John’s Medical College Hospital.

The team communicates important and currently relevant health information through campus TV, emails, handouts and the university website, especially in the event of a health crisis (eg Swine Flu epidemic, Dengue ,Coronavirus Pandemic) in and around the Christ community

In December every year, the team hosts Apurva to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd. The event is given much publicity and aims to achieve the promotion of equality through diversity and inclusiveness.

 

Our Main Activities:

  • Provision of immediate medical first aid and assistance on campus. Transport via university ambulance to the nearest recognized hospital/ hospital of the patient’s choice in case it is needed 
  • Periodic Health Awareness programmes by in-house and guest speakers on topics such as: Mental Health, Addictions, Cancer and its Prevention, First Aid and CPR, etc
  • Dissemination of health-related information on currently relevant topics such as: World Mental Health Day, World Suicide Prevention Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, outbreaks of diseases such as  dengue, cholera, swine flu, nipah virus, COVID-19 pandemic, etc. These are done consistently via email, fliers, poster displays, whatsapp messages, campus cafeteria TV displays, etc     

 

Our Aim: 

  • to empower these women with basic knowledge on health and nutrition
  • to make the Health Centre services more accessible to them                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Our Additional Activities:

  • Health Screening for Security Personnel: Basic Health Screening and risk-check for lifestyle diseases including diabetes, hypertension etc are conducted every year for all Security Personnel. Those requiring specialized care are referred out. 
  • Health Screening Camp for Non-Teaching Staff:   Basic Health Screening and risk-check for lifestyle diseases including diabetes, hypertension etc are offered every year for all Non-Teaching Staff. Those requiring specialized care are referred out.
  • Health Awareness Sessions for Housekeeping Staff: Interactive sessions with Housekeeping Staff in small groups in informal settings (including outdoors) are conducted by the nurses, to create health awareness and to foster a sense of approachability between the health care personnel and the staff.    

Topics for the sessions include:

  • Menstrual Health & Hygiene                 
  • Anemia & Nutrition
  • Breast Cancer & Breast Self-Examination
  • Basic First Aid Common Ailments and Home Remedies
  • Nutritional Traditional Recipes of India

 

Blood Donation             

                        Camp

 

 

The Health Centre along with the CSA –SLCU conducted a Blood Donation Camp at Christ in collaboration with St John’s Medical College Hospital on 23rd August, 2019. Over 500 volunteers registered as volunteers. The camp concluded with a total donation of 138 units of blood.

 

Apurva             

           Observing International Day of People with Disability

 

 

Every year, the Health Centre conducts Ap?rva to observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Over the years, the celebrations have included inspiring talks by persons with disability or persons working in the field of diversity and disability, poster campaign competitions, carnivals, visit by students with disability from Akshadha Foundation, webinar during the pandemic, etc 

 

COVID 19             

             Responses

The Health Centre Team has been available both online and at campus during the COVI-19 Pandemic. Besides this, multiple Awareness Programmes on COVID-19 both for the students and staff were conducted through the year 2020-2021. 

These include the following online programmes: 

19 June 2020

Understanding the Pandemic -an overview

7 August 2020

Mental health and coping in the time of the Pandemic

25 August 01 September 2020

NCDs and COVID-19:-How to identify and deal with non-communicable diseases in the time of the pandemic. Part -1 and II

20,24,27 October 2020

COVID-19 Prevention - Awareness for Security Personnel and Housekeeping Staff

 

CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www. christuniversity.in

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.

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