The specialized dermatological & sexually transmitted diseases clinical and teaching services started in Pt. J.N.M. Medical College in 1988. The department of Skin, STD & Leprosy was upgraded by the government of Chhattisgarh on 17.08.2004 and separate department of Skin, STD & Leprosy started functioning on 13.10.2004 Director Professor (Dr.) P.K. Nigam is working as the head of the department since 2004.
The department of Skin, STD & Leprosy is providing complete clinical outdoor and indoor treatment facilities to all the patients. The medicines are being provided to patients with the help of State Government budget, especially to the poor BPL patients and pensioners. The specialized electro-surgery and chemical cauterization facilities are available. PUVA therapy and laser therapy are going to be started in the department very soon.
ACHIEVEMENTS, PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH –
Various scientific research & project works have been carried out in the department in the last 27 years. More than 20 thesis have been submitted under the guidance of Dr. P.K. Nigam by the post- graduate medical students. Dr. P.K. Nigam has published more than 40 papers in National and more than 15 papers in the International journals of dermatology & his name has been referenced in the latest edition of the international text-books of Dermatology like Rook’s and Fitzpatrick. Director Professor (Dr.) P.K. Nigam has written chapters in the national IADVL text-book of dermatology and Medico-Legal aspects in dermatology. Recently, Director Professor (Dr.) P.K. Nigam was awarded national Oration award and hon. Fellowship (FIAD) by Indian Academy of Dermatologsist in 2012.
MD in Dermatology is soon going to be started in the department for which necessary sanctions has been given by the State Government.
Head of Department
|Name||Dr. P.K. Nigam|
|Designation||Director Professor & Head of Department|
|Qualification||MD, MAMS, MBA, PGDIHL, FIAD, FRCP|