|Professor and Acting HOD
||Prof. (Dr.) R. P. Goswami
||Dr. Nidhi Dikshit
||Mr. R. S. Samanta
||Four posts are vacant
||Mr. K. C. Manna
||Mr. Atul Chandra Das
|C.T. & S.W.
||Mr. Prabir Kumar Hazra
Thalassaemia Control Unit (State Thalassaemia Control Programme, West Bengal)
|Medical Officer In Charge (Post-1)
||Dr. Arpita Banerjee
|Lab. Technologist (Post-2)
|Data Entry Operator (Post-1)
|Staff Nurse (Post-2)
||Krishna Guha Thakurta
||Sher Md. Middya
||Mirza Samir Ali
II. DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES :
Departmental activities through six units :
a) General Unit.
b) Anaemia Unit.
c) Haemoglobinopathy and Thalassaemia Control Unit - State Thalassaemia Control Programme, West Bengal.
d) Haematology – Oncology Unit.
e) Immunohaematology Unit
f) Coagulation Unit.
Facilities available in this department are :
1. Diagnostic Facilities :
Routine Blood Counts
Routine Morphological Evaluation of Blood Cells
Osmotic Fragility Test
Fetal Hemaglobin Estimation
Direct Haemaglutination Test
Indirect Haemaglutination Test
Estimation of Red Blood cell Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Level
L. E. Cell Preparation
Evaluation of Heinz Body Hemalytic Anaemia
Bone Marrow Aspiration Cytology
Bone Marrow Trephine Biopsy
Special Cytochemical Stains (Myeloperoxidase, Sudan Black B, Prussian Blue)
2. Treatment Facilities :
a) Patient Services
Haematology O.P.D. two days every week – Monday & Thrusday
O.P.D. Timing – 9 a.m. to 2p.m.
Day Care Clinic – Four Bedded Day Care Clinic is running in all weekdays.
In Patient Services
Carmichael Hospital for Tropical Diseases situated within the Campus, a 150 bed fully equipped hospital, used exclusively for patients of Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. Patients are admitted in this Hospital both in free and paying beds. All routine therapeutic drugs and Basics Anti-Cancer medicines are provided FREE of cost to blood cancer patients.
We have started Day Care Centre for blood transfusion in 2011.
Routine Indoor & OPD Cases :
b) Laboratory Facilities : (Both Indoor & OPD Patient) Year - 2012
|Routine Blood Examination
|Bone Marrow Examination
3. Teaching Facilities :
Department is involved in the following teaching programme.
a) M.D. (Tropical Medicine) : Theory & Clinical Classes
b) D.L.T. : Theory Classes – 36
Practical Classes – 02 Hrs/Day, 5 Days in a Week for 12 Months.
D.L.T. Course (2nd Year) Training for 5 Hrs./day, 6 Days a week for 12 Months.
c) D.C.P. : Theory Classes & Laboratory Examinations.
4. Research Activites :
a) Haematological aspects in HIV intected patients in collaboration with department of Tropical Medicine.
b) Bone Marrow morphological assessment in HIV infected patients in collaboration with department of Tropical Medicine.
c) Study of coagulation abnormality in HIV infected patients in collaboration with department of Tropical Medicine.
d) Effect of Imatinib Mesylate in C.M.L.
e) Effect of Lenalidomide in Myelodysplastic Syndrome.
f) Effect of Hydroxyurea in Haemoglobinopathy.
III. OTHER ACTIVITIES :
a) West Bengal Thalassaemia Control Programme (Thalassamia Contol Unit, STM)was started in February 2011. In 2012, 4030 respondents were screened by HPLC and about 498 respondents were detected as carriers.
b) Out Reach Camps for Thalassaemia Awareness & Screening were performed on regular basis at different Schools, Colleges and at different Social events like Book Fair, Vigyan Mela etc.
c) Thalassaemia Camps were also organised at long distance places like Burdwan, Hooghly, Howrah, Sandeshkhali, Madhyamgram, Bagnan, Gajipur, Srerampore etc.