An Autonomous Institute under Government of Bihar & Statutory University created by an Act of State Legislature and recognized by UGC
Comm. Medicine

                                                                                    Community Medicine

Introduction: The preamble of I.G.I.M.S. Act 1984 runs as follows “To establish an Institution in the state of Bihar with a view to develop clinical services in super specialties of the highest standard, a system of supportive supervision and continued education for the medical and health functionaries and to promote service, research and education in the field of Community Medicine and Allied subjects“. Based on the above, the Dept of Community Medicine is functioning since inception (1984) and is the oldest department along with Dept of Gastroenterology, Nephrology etc. The objective of the Institute set out in the section-2 of the Act in relation to develop the Community Medicine Department are as follows- to develop community health research centre to study and find out solutions to the problem of the community with emphasis on reproductive biology and population control and develop research and training in basic services relevant to the problems and needs of the community. It is also need to be mentioned the scope of community medicine as much broader than any other medical discipline because it encompasses all age group, genders, socioeconomic and  occupational groups, and management of social and environmental conditions. We as a department, provide training to the undergraduate & postgraduates even from deferent departments. Our areas of work are epidemiology of health related events and diseases, mother and child health, sexual health, adolescent health, chronic disease, the science of aging, mental health, epidemic control, disaster response, refugee health, injury prevention, tobacco and drug control, planning and program management, health awareness, etc.


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Name of Faculty


Mobile No.

E-mail I.D.



Dr.Sanjay Kumar


Professor & Head






Dr.D. R. Bharati


Associate. Professor






Dr. S. K. Choudhary


Assistant. Professor






Dr. Setu Sinha


Assistant. Professor






Dr. Varsha Singh


Epidemiologist cum,
Assistant. Professor






Dr. Shishir Kumar


Statistician Cum Asst. Professor






Dr. Narendra Kumar








Dr. Tulika Singh


Assistant Professor







  • “Study to test the efficacy of Skin Heal (a Hypochlorous acid based solution) on general skin conditions: a prospective intervention cohort study at a tertiary care centre of Bihar.”
  • Study of magnitude and correlates of adverse event of following immunization of under 5 children, immunized at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Patna, Bihar
  • Hygiene status and food handling practices among street food vendors in Patna city.
  • Association between maternal socio demographic factor and low birth weight newborn at one of the tertiary care centre of Bihar.
  • Study of knowledge, perceptions and awareness of child sexual abuse amongst medical students of IGIMS, a tertiary care centre at Patna.
  • Knowledge and practice about contraception and family planning measure among married women coming to a tertiary health care centre.
  • A study on immunization status of children under two years of age attending immunization clinic at IGIMS, Patna.
  • Study of knowledge towards human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine among medical students in IGIMS, Patna.
  • Study on mortality pattern at IGIMS, Patna.
  • Knowledge & Practice of Hand washing among mothers of under-five children a cross sectioned study.
  • A study on the Immunization status and the factors repressible for defaulting for immunization among children age group 0-24 months in a tertiary case horntail (IGIMS).
  • A cross sectional study of magnitude & risk factors of mental depression among school going adolescents of rural area of Patna district, Bihar, India.
  • Study on morbidity pattern among geriatric patients attending outpatient department of RHTC, Maner of IGIMS.
  • Knowledge and vaccination Coverage of Hepatitis-B among first year MBBS students at IGIMS, Patna as of the Medical College of Bihar.


  • Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding breast cancer among women from rural practice area of a tertiary care centre: An experience from rural Bihar
  • Knowledge and vaccination coverage of Hepatitis-B among 1st Year MBBS students at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna.
  • Problem of Obesity among School Going Adolescent In Rural Practice Area of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna.
  • Study on consumption of fast food among medical students at IGIMS, Patna.


Publication: 2017

  1. Kumari N, Kumar A, Kumar S, et al. Intestinal parasitic infection, demographic status of school children and sanitary conditions of schools in Patna. Bihar. A pilot study. J. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci. 2017; 6 (56): 4167-4171.
  2. Choudhary S K, Kumar S, Bharati D R, Rajak B K, Kumari S, Shree V, “ Problem of ObesityAmong School Going Adolescent In Rural Practice Area of Indira Gandhi Institute of MedicalSciences, Patna.” International Journal of scientific study. 2017; 05(3): 102 – 107.
  3. Shree V, Prasad R R, Kumar S, Sinha S, Choudhary S K, “ Factors for non- acceptance ofcontraceptive methods amongst married women of reproductive age group in rural Patna.”International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. 2017; 4 (6): 1 – 6
  4. Choudhary SK, Kumar S, Sinha S, “Knowledge and vaccination coverage of Hepatitis-B among1st Year MBBS students at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna.” InternationalJournal of scientific study. 2017; 4 (10): 101-104.
  5. Kumar B, Rajak B K, Savita Dr, Choudhary S K, “Study of Anthropometric Patterns of SelectedIndicators among above Thirty Population of Rural Phulwarisharif.” Indian Medical Journal/April2017 (Annexure), Vol. 111, No. 4, Page- 242(A) – 243(A).
  6. Rajak B K, Kumar R, Kumar S, Choudhary S K, “ Study on Nutritional Status of Primary School

Children in Sampatchak Block, Patna” Indian Medical Journal. 2016; 110 (9): 259 – 261

Publication: 2016

  1. Choudhary SK, Kumar Sanjay, Yadava DK, Bharati DR, Pankaj S, Rajak BK. “Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding breast cancer among women from rural practice area of a tertiary care centre: An experience from rural Bihar” J of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. 2016; 2 (1):  10-14
  2. Kumar R, Ranjak B K. Choudhary SK, Kumar B, “A study of the prevalence of Hypertension, Hyperglycemias other life style Risk factors   of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDS) among slum population Patna aged 30 Yrs and Above.” Indian Medical Journal /December 2016 (Annexure), Vol-110 No-12, Page-9(A) 11 (A).
  3. Rajak B K, Kumar R, Kumar S, Choudhary S K, “ Study on Nutritional Status of Primary School Children in Sampatchak Block, Patna” Indian Medical Journal /September 2016 (Annexure), Vol. 110. No.9 Page 259 (A) – 261 (A).
  4. Choudhary S K, Kumar S, Yadava D K, Bharati D R, Pankaj S, Rajak B K, “Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding Breast cancer among women from rural practice area of a tertiary care centre: AN EXPERIENCE FROM RURAL BIHAR “Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, 2016, Volume: 02, Number: 01, page- 10-14.

Publication: 2015

  1. Sinha Setu, Mukherjee Bijoy, Yadava DK, Kumar Shishir, Kumar Sanjay “Effect of maternal determinants on the birth weight of institutionally delivered newborns” Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences 2015, Vol. 1 No. 2; 33-36
  2. Sangeeta Pankaj, Simi Kumari, Anita Kumari, Jaya Kumari, Anjili Kumari, Syed Nazaneen, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Seema Devi, Richa Madhawi, Dinesh Kumar Sinha, Setu Sinha, Shishir Kumar “Pap Smear vs Visual Inspection by Lugol’s Iodine method for early detection of Cervical cancer for community based approach” Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences 2015, Vol. 1 No. 2; 13-18
  3. Kalpana Singh, Abhay Kumar, Mahendra Singh, Vijoy Kumar, Sangeeta Pankaj, Dipali Prasad, Vijayanand Choudhary, Setu Sinha “Ovarian Dermoid Tumor perforating into the Urinary bladder” Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences 2015, Vol. 1 No. 2; 47-48
  4. M Khalid, Singh M, Ahsan A, Tiwari R, Kumar V, Kumar S, Haque S. “Chyluria in pregnancy – a decade experience” Abstracted in Indian J of Urology. 2015; vol: 31, (Supplement 1); S 56
  5. Sanjay Kumar,  K. C. Premarajan ,  S. Nagesh, Nilamber Jha “Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in a Rural Community of Eastern Nepal” International J of Scientific Research and Publication. 2015; 5 (2):  175- 177.

Publication: 2014

  1. K. Mahmood, M. Singh, P. Jaiswal, K. Gopal, V. Bhusan, S. S. Haque, S. Kumar, V. Choudhary,S. Pankaj “Ascariasis and coexistant stone in common bile duct in post cholecystectomy postcholedocholithotomy woman: a case report”  J of Evolution of Med and Dent Sciences. 2014;   3(61): 13621-24.
  2. Shahanwaz K, Choudhary S K, Sarker G, Das P, Pal R, Kumar L, “Association between maternalsocio-demographic factors and low birth weight newborn in a rural area of Bihar, I ndia” SouthEast Asia Journal Of Public Health2014;4(1):30-34.
  3. Singh S P, Sinha S, Choudhary S K, Sarker G, Kumar P, Shahanwaz K, “Diarrhoea and itsAssociation with the time of Weaning and Dietary Habits of Children” Journal of Evolution ofmedical & Dental Sciences, Vol-03, Issue-40, September 01,2014, Page-10047-10052.
  4. Shahanwaz K, Choudhary S K, Sarker G, Kumar L, “Diarrhoea and Sanitation Practices inChildren a Study from Kishanganj, District  Bihar,” International Journal of Scientific Study, Vol-01, Issue-06, March 2014, Page-41-45.
  5. Choudhary S K, Shahanwaz K, Verma  G, Ghosh N, Sarker G, Kumar L, “Study of Low BirthWeight (LBW) of Newborns in Relation to Various Maternal Factors: A case control study fromkishanganj, Bihar” Journal of Evolution of medical & Dental sciences, Vol-03, Issue-08, February24,2014, Page-1817-1822.
  6. Kumar L, Shahanwaz K, Varma G, Choudhary S K, Gupta A, Singh J B, ‘’Knowledge, Attitude and practices of nourishing mothers about breast feeding, attending urban health centre: A cross sectional study from kishanganj, Bihar ”Journal of Evolution of medical &Dental Sciences, Vol-03, Issue-07, February 17,2014,Page-1681-1690.
  7. Das VN, Pandey RN, Pandey K, Singh V, Kumar V, Matlashewski G, Das P. Impact of ASHA training on Active case detection of visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar India .PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 2014 May 22;8(5):e2774. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002774. PMID:
  8. Kumar L, Shahanwaz K, Choudhary S K, Sarker G, Barman S K, Singh J B, “Attitude towards Biostatistics among post-Graduate medical students in Kishanganj, Bihar ‘’Journal of Evolution of medical & Dental Sciences, Vol-03, Issue-03, January 20,2014, Page-758-761

Publication: Before 2014

  1. Kumar S, Jha N, Todi V. “Road traffic accidents cases at BPKIHS- one year in retrospect.”  Journal of the Institute of Medicine 2003; 25 (1): 31-34.
  2. Anand K, Kumar S, Pandav CS, Kapoor SK.  “Morbidity and mortality due to injuries in India.” Rehabilitation in Asia.  2004; 37 (1): 4 -13.
  3. Kumar S, Nagesh S,  Premarajan K.C. “ Pattern of morbidity and change in nutritional status among under five children in a slum of South Delhi, India. Journal of Nepal Medical Association. 2004 ; 43 (154 ): 195-99.
  4. Koirala P, Kumar S, Yadav B K, Premarajan K C. “Occurrence of Aflatoxin in some of the food and feed in Nepal.”  Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 2005; 59: 283- 88.
  5. Kumar S,  Priyardarshni A, Kant S, Anand K, Yadav B K. “Attitude of women towards family planning   methods and its use – study from a slum of Delhi.” Kathmandu University Medical Journal. 2005; 3(11): 259-262.
  6. Dr Varsha Singh. Patterns of Cancer at Mahavir cancer sansthan.  The Patna Journal of Medicine,(2005).  Vol: 79, No:01 Jan 2005.
  7. Jha N, Kumar S,Yadav B K,Pramod G C, Niraula S R     “Impact of Family Health Exercise Program on knowledge and health practices of a rural population of eastern Nepal” Kathmandu University Medical Journal. 2006; 4 (1): 44 - 47.
  8. Kumar S, Nagesh S, Yadav B K. “Morbidity profile and knowledge of occupational hazards among jute mill workers” Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2006; 31(2): 92-92
  9. Jha N, Pemarajan K C, Nagesh S, Kumar S, Niraula S R ,Bhattarai S, Deepak KC “Teaching Managerial Skills for Health Services Program to medical students: An experience from Eastern Nepal.”   Regional Health Forum. 2006; 10 (1): 89- 95.
  10. Premarajan KC,  Nagesh S,  Jha N,  Kumar S, Yadav B K.  “Teaching Epidemiology   in Community Setting For Medical Undergraduates – Our Experience from Eastern Nepal”   Indian Journal of Community Medicine. 2006; 31(4): 289-90.
  11. Kumar S, Jha N, Nagesh S, Premarajan KC,  Yadav B K, Niraula S R. “Breast Feeding Practices Among Mothers in a Rural Community of Eastern Nepal”   in Health and Population : perspective and issue, New Delhi1.  29 (3); 154-60: 2006
  12. Kumar S, Pokhral B, Yadav B K,, Nagesh S, Niraula S R . “Alcohol use among physicians in a medical school of Eastern Nepal” Kathmandu University Medical Journal  2006; 4(4): 460-64
  13. Vaidya A, Pokharel PK, Nagesh S, Karki P, Kumar S, Manjhi S. “Association of obesity and physical activity in adult male of Dharan, Nepal.” Kathmandu University Medical Journal  2006; 4(2): 192-97
  14. Rai R K, Bhaskar G,  Sinha B P, Kumar S, Kumar G, Shahnawaz A, Ambastha “ Role of diurnal variation of intraocular pressure in early diagnosis and management of open angle glaucoma” Bihar Journal of ophthalmology 2007; 32: .23-26
  15. Jha N, Kumar S “Are we progressing towards elimination of Diphtharia, pertusis,tetanus from Nepal ?” Kathmandu University Medical Journal  2008; 6(4): 520-25, (Review Article)
  16. Abhinav Vaidya, P K Pokharel, S Nagesh, P Karki, Sanjay Kumar, S Manjhi. “War veterans of Nepal and their blood pressure status: a population based comparative study” J of Human Hypertension 2009; 21: 900-903
  17. Abhinav Vaidya, Paras Kumar Polkharel, S Nagesh, Prahlad karki, Sanjay Kumar, Shankhar Majhi “Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease in the Urban Adult Males of Eastern Nepal: A population-based analytical cross-sectional study”  Indian Heart J. 2009; 61:341-347.
  18. Dr Varsha Singh,Dr Anita Ambashtha.  Surveillance of Non-Communicable Disease risk factors in Bihar-Need & Strategy . Patna Journal of Medicine: Vol (85) No-02,Page-25-28.
  19. Murhekar MV, Dutta S, Kapoor AN, Bitragunta S, Dodum R, Ghosh P, Swamy KK, Mukhopadhyay K, Ningombam S, Parmar K, Ravishankar D, Singh B, Singh V, Sisodiya R, Subramanian R, Takum T. Frequent exposure to sub-optimal temperatures in vaccine cold chain systems in India-results of temperature monitoring in 10 states. Bull World Health Organ. 2013 Dec 1;91(12):906-13. doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.119974.


PATIENT CARE:               

Teaching training of undergraduates Immunization, executive health check-up Counseling, Training of Paramedical/Nursing is Community Med. Health care services at Rural Health Centre Manner, (OPD, Indoor,  Immunization, Counseling, Delivery, Dots  services etc) Provide appropriate preventive Primitive and curative and rehabilitation services to Community at Urban Health Centre.




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