Facilities for Teaching & Learning
At the department of ENT AVMC, we follow the latest competency-based medical education for all postgraduate and undergraduate students. Various modalities for improving the skills and efficiency of learning and teaching, like a dedicated skill lab for training the students with a mannequin for various examination and procedure skills. A demonstration room that has audio-visual equipment for teaching makes learning easier. Students are also housed in OPD cubicles, procedure rooms and operation theatres during their clinical posting in small batches to get exposed and observe various procedures and eventually gain knowledge. A dedicated temporal lab unit is available for dissection where students get hands-on exposure to bones (wet and dry) to enhance their surgical experience. Students have a dedicated skill training session every week, where they are taught the necessary skills required during their clinical posting.
Each postgraduate and undergraduate student is trained in such a way that they are competent to deal with ENT cases at their respective levels. All the postgraduate students who have passed out from AVMC have been selected for super specializations, fellowships, and have fellowship clinical practices worldwide.
The department of ENT offers diagnostic and therapeutic outdoor, indoor, operative, rehabilitative and emergency services in the hospital, both independently and in close collaboration with other specialities.
A unique feature in patients care (eg. daycare surgery, zero-delay casualty)
- Most of our surgeries in ear, nose and throat are daycare in nature but as patients often come from far off places and undergo general anesthesia they usually remain indoors for a minimum of 2 to 3 days following their procedures. Endoscopies are carried out as minor daycare procedures under local anesthesia.
Clinical problems treated (eg. Acne, DM infertility, etc.)
- All kinds of diseases in the ear, nose, throat and head and neck are treated in our department. Those requiring complex care are sometimes referred to quaternary hospitals in Chennai or Jipmer, Puducherry.
OPD services (Day, Time, Venue)
Outpatient services cater to all kinds of problems in all age groups, and cross consultations are also attended to in the OPD.
Special Clinics (Names, day, Time)
Special clinics are as follows
- Monday- Headache
- Tuesday- Allergy
- Thursday- Vertigo
- Friday – Head and Neck Cancer
- Saturday- Voice Clinic
IP Services ( Type of wards, High definitions Units/ ICUs, Facilities available)
An ENT ward with 30 male and 30 female beds is available for patients requiring post-operative and any other kind of inpatient treatment or observation.
Emergency services provided
Emergency services are available 24/7 and consultants manage such cases according to the need of the situation, and in rare instances, patients are referred to higher centres.
Insurance schemes do not exist at the moment as all patients receive free treatment and surgery; only consumables and medication are purchased by the patients. Work is in progress to empanel with corporate and insurance bodies for better efficiency.
Patient welfare activities
Patients’ welfare and safety is the cornerstone of our services. Free food, bed and consultation are provided. Financial support is also rendered for poorly affording patients, with free medicine samples.
The ENT OT is fully equipped with an operating microscope, endoscopic instruments and experienced faculty to offer all kinds of major and minor surgical treatments.
Patient feedback on services (can be given as quoted text)
Patients feedback is a work in progress. Most are poor and illiterate patients who are encouraged to freely submit their complaints in the grievance boxes.