International Women’s day celebration

International Women’s day was celebrated at DM WIMS Medical College and Hospital. The dais was honored by Mr. Basheer U-Executive Trustee, Dr. Antony Sylvan D’Souza-Dean, Lt Col (Dr.) Jaikishan K P-Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Arbettu Prabhakara Kamath-Additional Medical Superintendent, Mr. Mohan Menon-Senior Manager-HR, Mr. Usman-Head, Finance and Accounts, Maj. (Rtd) Beena Chakkissery Antony-Chief Nursing Officer. Women Empowerment talk was given by Adv. Babitha Gopinath to the employees, students and others who have attended the program. Honored senior most ladies of DM WMS on this special occasion.

School Health Project - NC

Rajeev Gandhi Model Residential School, Noolpuzha, Wayanad is one of its kind, as it is exclusively formed and focussed on education and overall development of children belonging to the “Kaatunayikan” tribe. On 16th February 2019, we launched a school health project whose primary aim is to provide a comprehensive development of students through continuous focussed health care and impart a positive lifestyle.

Tribal Extension Clinic

For bringing a change among a group of people, we do believe that a constant community connect is a requisite. Being one of the dream project of the respected Chairman Padmasree Dr, Azad Moopan , DM WIMS Nursing College along with Aster Volunteers have taken up the task on their shoulders to uplift a tribal colony to a better future focussing on all aspects of a typical human life. Hence to mark the beginning of this noble mission, a tribal extension clinic was launched at Kadachikunnu Colony, Meppadi Grama Panchayat, Wayanad on 17th February 2019. The colony has residents from tribes like Kaatunayikan and Thachanaadan mooppan.

USG Services Inauguration

USG services are made available at the DM WIMS Urban Health Centre- Kalpetta. The inauguration ceremony was held on 14th February, 2019, by Dr M Renuka (District Medical Officer, Wayanad), in the presence of Dr Antony Sylvan D’ Souza (Dean), Dr Jaikishan K P (Chief Operating Officer), Mr. Devanand K T ( Chief Administrative Officer), Mr Mohan Menon (HR Manager), Mr. Soopy Kallangodan (AGM) and Dr Kevin Araujo (Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging).

70th Republic Day Celebration

The 70th Indian Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotism at DMWIMS Medical College & Hospital. Chief Operating Officer Lt Col (Retd) Dr Jai Kishan was given the guard of honour, National flag was hoisted followed by National anthem.Republic Day message was given to employees, students and others who attended the Celebration. Service awards also distributed during the function.

Course Inauguration Report

DM WIMS Nursing College has organized Course inauguration and orientation program for the Fifth Batch BSc Nursing students on 10th October 2018. The key objective of the programme was to make the parents and students aware about the academic aspects of the course, the rules and regulations of the Institution and ensuring parental participation in monitoring the overall performance and progress of the students. The inaugural ceremony was commenced with a prayer followed by the lighting of lamp by the dignitaries. The dais was honored by Dr. Antony Sylvan D’Souza Dean, DM WIMS Medical college, Mr. Devanand K T, Chief Administrative Officer, Dr. Jaykishan, Chief Operating Officer, DM WIMS Hospital, Ms. Beena Chakkissery Antony, Chief Nursing Officer, DM WIMS Hospital, Prof Mr. Suresh K N, Principal, DM WIMS Nursing College, Prof. (Mrs.) Lida Antony, Vice Principal, DMWIMS Nursing College. The dignitaries expressed their best regards to the parents and students for having faith and confidence in choosing DM WIMS for achieving their career dreams. The program was followed by an informative talk on Anti-Ragging concept and its legal considerations provided by Mr. Abdul Shereff, CI of Police, Vythiri. The next two days of the orientation program scheduled with motivational classes by eminent personalities in the field and a soft skill training program conducted by Mr. Benny Vettikkal, mind trainer who gave an enthusiastic session for the students.

Flood Relief Activities at Wayanad

The recent torrential rains and flood played havoc in Kerala, swamping homes, destroying roads and claiming lives. Aster Volunteers from DMWIMS organized meeting involving all the Heads of Departments of clinical and nonclinical areas calling for support and expertise. A WhatsApp group was created with all concerned; Nodal officers and Support team leads were identified. DMWIMS Aster Volunteers identified remote areas where proper support was yet to reach and extended help with medical checkups, clothes, food etc. for the affected people.

Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day was celebrated with great patriotism at DMWIMS Medical College & Hospital. Our beloved Dean Dr. Antony Sylvan D’Souza was given the guard of honour, National flag was hoisted by Dean and Mr Nikhil. During the celebration one of the Housekeeping staff was selected as "Best Hygiene Hero”for this year. As a part of “My India, Healthy India" campaign we have selected 9 top performers from the Housekeeping department and awarded mementos and certificates..

National Workshop on OSCE

DMWIMS Nursing College organized one day workshop on OSCE on 2nd June 2018. The one day programme consisted of interactive session, presentation and live demonstrations on objective structured clinical Examination in nursing. A total of 70 delegates were present from nursing fraternity in and around Wayanad. The workshop began with opening session by Prof. Suresh K.N, Principal, DMWIMS Nursing College and continued with interactive presentation and briefings on topics of interest by Dr.Sr.Celcy Mary (FIH), St. John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore. Dr. Manoj Narayanan, Medical Superintendent inaugurated the programme and Maj.Beena Chakkissery Antony, Chief Nursing Officer felicitated the function. Prof.Salomi Thomas and MS. Gayathri N, St. John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore dealt with succeeding sessions The afternoon session were made live by adding Hands-on skill Stations. The workshop ended with a session on planning and implementation of OSCE by Prof. Lida Antony, Vice Principal, DMWIMS Nursing College. Mr. Mohan Menon, Senior Manager, HR DMWIMS chaired the valedictory function.

SEEM National Energy Management Awards

SEEM National Energy Management Awards (SNEMA) has been instituted as part of SEEM’s well designed strategic initiative to move to intervention mode after a decade of successful awareness/ advocacy phase. SEEM has embarked on a four pronged strategy to contribute effectively to support Govt. of India’s resolve to reduce carbon emission as committed at COP21 in the INDC. The four cornerstones of the strategy are SEEM Energy Clusters, SNEMA, International technical alliance and training and publications. These separate initiatives coalesce to form a cohesive whole to contribute significantly to SEEM vision of India’s low carbon growth. This was referred by SEEM General Secretary at the Award ceremony which caught the imagination of many gathered at the function. SNEMA is intended to spread an excitement to well-meaning energy management fraternity, acknowledging even small achievements and bestowing peer recognition to them inspiring them to institute, innovate and increase their efforts. That is why the evaluation focuses on sustainable process elements in the achievements which are reported. A competent jury panel along with evaluating the case studies and reports submitted for awards study the same to identify the knowledge gaps, technology gaps and even structural and policy gaps. This information is consolidated and forms the input to designing training sessions, workshops and technology help sought through international alliances. These insights will also help us to articulate the policy /structural help required by various stakeholders and seek the help of statutory bodies in the field. All these wisdom then gets disseminated to the thousands of SMEs who otherwise lack sufficient technical prowess through the SEEM Energy Clusters. Thus SEEM wants to be a part of the silent revolution leading India’s clean development. Truly an award with a difference- an award by energy people for energy people of the energy people. “


DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences conducted the First Wayanad Emergency Consortium on Advances in Resuscitation 2018 (WECARE 2018) on the 25th, 26th and 27th of May 2018. The audience comprised of General Practitioners, post graduates from Emergency Medicine and General Surgery, Surgeons, House surgeons, Nursing staff and Paramedics. The conference spanned over 3 days with lectures and interactive discussions by 12 eminent faculty from across the country in the Hospital auditorium on the 8th floor. A total of 92 delegates attended the conference and the Workshops respectively. A CD comprising the lectures and guidelines were handed over to the delegates as part of their registration kit. On Day 1, WECARE 2018 was inaugurated by the Dean of WIMS - Dr Antony Sylvan D’Souza, along with senior members from the management. The inaugural function started with a prayer song by Ms Mercy and Ms Asha. Our beloved chairman’s short video speech on the growth of EM was a moment of pride and inspiration to be cherished by us all. The Key Note lecture on Medical Legal aspects in Emergency Medicine by Academic Chairman of the conference - a pioneer and legend in the field of Emergency Medicine – Prof. Dr. Suresh David. The Poster competition was judged by Dr. NarendraNath Jena – National Secretary for the Society of Emergency Medicine and the first prize was bagged by Mr Rohan and team. The Quiz competition, conducted by Prof. Dr. Suresh David was much enjoyed by the audience and participants alike. After a preliminary round, 5 teams were selected for the Finals. The first prize of Rs 5000/- was won by Ms.Anisha, Ms A nagha K and Ms Anagha K. Day 2 was a continuation of the academic lectures and it ended at 1830 hours. The banquet, hosted at the beautiful Upavan Resort, was a wonderful relaxation for delegates and faculty alike, which was accompanied by a delightful live music band. The 3rd day comprised of workshops in 2 tracks: a. Life-saving interventions on human cadavers –Chest tube placement, pericardiocentesis, cricothyroidotomy,intraosseous vascular access using a powered drill, was introduced for the first time in North Kerala. b. Point of Care Ultrasound was conducted by Dr Fabith and team, with the help of volunteers and hands-on learning for the participants. As a parting gesture, Dr Benita Florence proposed the vote of thanks and expressed her gratitude to the delegates and speakers for their active participation in the event. The prompt and excellent work of the organising committee was also acknowledged. WECARE 2018 is a milestone in the timeline of DMWIMS academia, since it is the first-ever major Conference of our institution. The faculty and delegates expressed their appreciation at the arrangements and the conference overall received a positive feedback. This would not have been possible without the unconditional support of the Management as well as the senior Administrative Team. The department of Emergency Medicine although exhausted by the exercise, rests with the gratifying experience of a job well done and the hope that this event would be reproduced on an annual basis, in the coming years.

Lamp Lighting Ceremony -

Lamp Lighting and Oath taking Ceremony for Ist year BSc Nursing students (2017-18 Batch) of DM WIMS College of Nursing was planned and organized on 11 th April 2018 which was a grand success. The ceremony held as a tribute to Florence Nightingale - the lady with the lamp, the lamp lighting ceremony formally declares the student’s entry into the nursing profession. The Chief Guest for the Day was Prof. Dr.Roy K George, Dean Academic BMH, Principal Baby Memorial College of Nursing, Calicut. Prof. Suresh K.N, Principal DMWIMS Nursing College welcomed the gathering and Dr.Antony Sylvan Dsouza, Dean, DMWIMS Medical College delivered the presidential address. Dr. Azad Moopen, MD Founder Chairman & Managing Director address the gathering and conveyed his message through video. The entire first year Students took part in Florence Nightingale oath which was led by Maj (Rtd).Beena Mathew, Chief Nursing Officer, DMWIMS. The lamp of service and dedication was lighted and handed over to young student Nurses. Mr.Devananad K.T, CAO, Dr.Manoj Narayanan K.A, Medical Superintendent, DMWIMS and Mr.Lal Prasanth M.L, Principal, DMWIMS College of Pharmacy, briefed about the importance of positive attitude towards learning & acquiring the basic nursing skills to practice nursing effectively and finally wished all the best for the budding Nurses for their future training. The Ceremony ended up with a dedication song by the students. Parents and Relatives of future Nightingales were present to Witness this great Occasion.

Internship Orientation Programme

The first internship orientation programme of DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, was held for three days, from 2 nd April 2018 to 4 th April 2018. The inaugural programme was presided by the Dean, Dr. Antony Sylvan D’Souza. The Chief Guest for the programme was Mr. N. S. K. Umesh, IAS, Sub Collector of Wayanad District and Dr. TPV Surendran of Leo Hospital, Kalpetta was the Guest of honour. During the three days, the heads of the various Departments addressed the interns. Rational Drug Prescription, Infection control and hospital waste management, Medical records, Safe injection practices, Medical Ethics and Legal Issues, Communication Skills, Pain & Palliative Care, Career & life Challenges were the other special sessions taken up by eminent resource persons. On the third day the interns were divided into groups and were given hands-on- training on Basic Life Support. Feed-back regarding the sessions was collected from the interns.


Basic fire & Safety Training for the students of DMWIMS College of Pharmacy was conducted on 15 th February 2018, The main objective of the training was to create awareness on fire safety and to equip every individual with the basic knowledge of firefighting. During the training, Students were lectured about the types of fires, their causes and the consequences. They were also explained about the basic measures that are to be taken during the fire emergencies. Identification of the fire extinguishers (based on different classes), their operations and their applications were all included in the session. The students were also briefed on placing the right fire extinguisher at right place in the work stations. The trainers were Sreekumar KK, Head - Admin Services, Arun PR - HSE Officer, Jinseh - HSE Officer and supported by Dhinu.

Republic Day Celebration

The 69 th Republic Day of India was celebrated with great patriotism at DMWIMS Medical College & Hospital. Addl MS Brig (Retd) Dr Arbettu Prahakara Kamath was given the guard of honour, National flag was hoisted followed by National anthem. Republic Day message was given to the employees, students and others who attended the Celebration.

Union Handover

DMWIMS (MBBS) Students Union handover ceremony was held on 18th January, 2018 in the presence of Dean, Vice Dean, CAO, and Finance Head. It had the official handover of the union followed by various cultural events by medical students, release of promotional video. The programme was concluded by a DJ night by DJ AAN, added to the zest of the function “food” was distributed to all.

Aster 30 Celebration

To mark the 30 th anniversary day of Aster DM Healthcare and to commemorate the milestone achievements DMWIMS had a full year of activity commencing from 12 th December 2016 and the culmination day of [email protected] programme was conducted on 11 th December 2017 in 8 th floor auditorium. [email protected] programme at DMWIMS from last 1 year has actively pursued numerous campaigns in order to commemorate 30 years since Aster DM Healthcare is formed. These campaigns included blood donation drive, BLS training & awareness events, recruitment of differently abled talent, medical camps, free investigation, free surgeries and distribution of food packets for famine relief. DMWIMS have contributed for Blood Donation 1500 Nos, BLS Awareness 5391, Free Surgery/ investigation 615, recruitment of differently abled 4 Nos, Medical Camps 96, 17687 lives touched, issued 1023 food packets in Africa worth Rs.1,88,100/- The programme was inaugurated by Sri.S.Suhas IAS, District Collector Wayanad. Dr. Meharoof Raj was the Guest of Honor. First Doctor, first OP Patient, first Child born at DMWIMS, Vendors, External well-wishers, Contractors were honored during the occasion. The programme ended up with cultural programme from Medical Students, Nursing Students, Pharmacy students and Hospital Staff.

MEU Revised Basic Course workshop

Medical Education Unit of DM WIMS conducted Revised Basic Course workshop in Medical Education Technologies for the faculty of DM WIMS from 28 th to 30 th November 2017. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Champa H, Coordinator, Medical Education Unit, DMWIMS. The workshop was organized as per the guidelines provided by MCI Regional Center for Medical Education technologies, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, under the observation of MCI Nominated observer Prof. Dr. Anitha PM, from Regional Training Center, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode. The workshop was attended by mix of senior and middle level faculty members. The participants thoroughly enjoyed the interactive sessions. The program was concluded with a valedictory function held on 30 th November 2017.

White Coat Ceremony

5 th White Coat Ceremony was celebrated on 22 nd October 2017 to welcome the MBBS students of 2017-18 batch. DM WIMS has been conducting white coat ceremony with great fanfare clubbed with an orientation program based on MCI’s Vision 2025 for fresher students since 2013. The function is organized to not only to welcome the fresher’s but also to induct them into medical fraternity. White coat is handed over to the students symbolically to create an awareness of their responsibility and commitment towards the profession and the society. A pledge is also administered during this function. This year’s function was graced by Dr. P K Sudhir as Chief Guest who delivered key note address and handed over the white coats. A video message by our beloved Chairman was broadcasted. The gathering was also addressed by the Dean and other senior functionaries. The function concluded with National Anthem followed by lunch.

Aster Wayanad Speciality Hospital – Soft Launch

Aster Wayanad Speciality Hospital, was unveiled on Monday 20th November 2017. It will be a 160 bedded facility offering super speciality services. The soft launch was presided by Professor David Black, Medical Director, Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board along with Dr. Donald Farquar, one of the most respected Geriatric Physicians in the United Kingdom and International Associate Medical Director, MRCP (UK)

Medical College Arts Festival

The arts festival 2017 of DM WIMS Medical College, Melangio, featured a mix of programs such as solo as well as group dance, singing, face painting, debate, vegetable  carving etc. The popular Malayalam film actor, comedian Mr. Saharafudheen was invited for the closing ceremony, wherein a few cultural events were organized along with announcement of the overall champions among the houses.


World diabetes day celebrations were held on 14th November 2017, at 5 th floor lobby in front of OP departments. “The theme for the year was women and diabetes”. Dr.C Rajan, HOD of medicine welcomed the gathering. More than 100 medical students and general public attended the meeting. At the same venue, blood sugar screening was done for free. Dr.Sreejith Paul addressed the gathering to raise awareness about diabetes, its complications, implications for women and the need of timely diagnosis and treatment. Dr.A P Kamath, HOD of ophthalmology addressed about eye care in diabetes and lifestyle modifications for diabetic patients. Dr.Jaikishan COO addressed the gathering the incidence, physical exercise and importance of world diabetic day regarding women and diabetes. Mr.Ajilal extended vote of thanks

MRCP Training Program

The MRCP PACES (Practical Assessment Clinical Examination Skill) training programme was conducted on 12/11/2017 and 13/11/2017 by Department of General Medicine, DMWIMS Wayanad. The aim of the programme is to train and motivate the young doctors to pursue the prestigious MRCP course in their career. MRCP is a well-accepted degree in UK and other English speaking countries and Middle east. But many of the Indian graduates find it difficult to clear the exam mainly because of lack of proper training and guidance. The programme was intended to fill this lacunae. Dr.Shuja Punekar ,a renowned cerebro vascular physician and MRCP trainer cum examiner from UK led the classes. The programme was first of its kind to be organised in the state of Kerala. Dr.Punekar has conducted similar classes in many famous hospitals in India. On 12th of November, the programme was started at 9.30 am under the auspices and guidance of Prof.Dr.C. Rajan, HOD of medicine. Dr,Shuba,professor of medicine and coordinator of MRCP programme in DMWIMS welcomed the gathering and briefed about the programme. 30 MRCP aspirants including JRs, SRs and Assistant professors of various departments attended the programme. Out of these, 3 candidates were attending the forthcoming MRCP exams in ASTER Cochin. Dr.Punekar gave an introduction about MRCP , its scope and prospects. He also brief how to approach the different stations in PACES exam. He demonstrated mock videos of these sessions which were extremely useful for the participants. He discussed in detail about various possible cases that are usually kept for the clinical session. Post lunch session was rich with clinical demonstrations on real patients. He elaborated on the clinical methods and given useful tips for the exam going candidates. They felt it like a useful mock session before the real test. On 13th November,there was an afternoon session exclusively for the MBBS students of DMWIMS. Dr.Punekar gave an orientation regarding MRCP and a career in UK. He expressed his willingness to collaborate with our institution including exchange of students in near future. The closing ceremony was conducted in an elegant manner and was attended by our beloved Dean Dr. Antony Sylvan D’souza,Vice dean Dr.Ravindran C, Addl.medical superintendent Dr. A P Kamath, Joint director Dr.C Sheshgiri, CAO Mr. Devanand K.T and COO Dr.Jaykishan Dr.Shuja Punekar was felicitated by Dean and joint Director and a memento was presented as a token of gratitude by our vice dean Dr.Ravindran and HOD Dr. C Rajan. The toppers of general medicine second internal assessment – Mr.Ajmal Salam. Mr.Arsad Moosa and Mr.Arjun C were also a token of appreciation given by CAO and COO. Vote of thanks was extended by Dr.Meraj,Junior resident, dept of General medicine. Programme was followed by high tea

Children's Day

Children's Day is a day for children to engage in fun and frolic and also to remind the society of importance of taking due care of the children of our nation. DM WIMS Hospital celebrated Children’s day 2017 by organizing various cultural programs, such as speech contest, Health Quiz, Fun Games etc. In connection with the celebrations the first babies born- Singleton born in 2013 and Twin Babies born in 2014 in DM WIMS were honored by presenting mementos. All the three babies and their parents participated in the celebrations along with many other children, their parents and relatives.

World Mental Health Day

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The WFMH established World Mental Health Day on 10 October 1992. The Deputy Secretary General, Richard Hunter, was instrumental in starting the project, which quickly evolved into a worldwide observance. Each year WFMH provides a different packet of information on a selected topic. People in many countries hold events and make proclamations based on the information. They use World Mental Health Day to draw attention to the importance of mental health, knowing there is much to be done to increase public education and advocacy. This is the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme, “Mental Health in the Workplace,” addresses the value of promoting well-being in work settings of all kinds, from agriculture to industry, finance, government, technology, and beyond. Mental health is often neglected as a key aspect of employees’ overall health, yet the World Health Organization points out that depression heads the list of causes of illness and disability worldwide .To address these issues, it is imperative to engage businesses, employers, legal rights advocates, unions, mental health providers, families, service users, and others to promote meaningful employment for people who experience mental health problems.Building mental health and wellness into an organization’s culture is a shift that takes patience, dedication, and—we can’t stress this enough—the clear and unequivocal support of leaders. If people are an organization’s most valued resource, their mental wellness has to be top-of- mind. DM WIMS College of Nursing celebrated the world mental health day on 10 th October 2017. Highly esteemed presence were graced the occasion such as Dr.C Sheshgiri,Joint Director Dr. Moopen’s Academy, Mr Devanand K.T, Chief administrative officer, Mrs Beena Mathew Chief Nursing Officer, Prof Mrs. Lida Antony Vice principal DMWIMS Nursing college ,Prof Mr.Nandakumar HOD psychiatric department and other employees and students. The importance of this year world mental health day theme was well performed in the form of a skit by nursing students as well as an awareness talk of Stress coping methods by Dr. Shabeer Associate Professor Psychiatry department DMWIMS hospital.

Orientation Programme Nursing College

The blooming new buds of our 4 th batch B.Sc. Nursing students were heart fully welcomed to the new academic year on 04-10- 2017 at DMWIMS Nursing college auditorium. The course orientation, a fresh welcoming to the profession by enclosing the overall concepts of the course is a mean to relax and encourage to adopt to the new environment. Its gives information on what, why, and how the course is and how to sail on the course to both parents and students. Welcoming with a great joy is happy occasion to the Nursing College Team. The programme was blessed with the presence of our honourable guest, Dr. C Sheshgiri, Joint Director, Dr. Moopen’s Academy, Dr. Antony Sylvan Dsouza, Dean, DM WIMS Medical college, Dr. Jaykishan, Chief Operating Officer, DM WIMS Hospital, Ms.Beena Chakkissery Antony, Chief Nursing Officer, DM WIMS Hospital, Mrs. Renjini Menon, Media Director & Psychologist and Prof. (Mrs.) Lida Antony, Vice Principal, DMWIMS Nursing College. The dignitaries expressed their regards, thoughts, experiences and best wishes to cherish the fresher’s in the occasion. The formal programme ended by 11.30am. It was followed by an informative talk on Anti-Ragging concept and its legal considerations. The talk was provided by Mr.Abdul Shereff, CI of Police, Vythiri. Second day of the program, there will be a class was provided by Mr. Benny Vettikal, A mind trainer. The class was informative for the students to fresh up their mind and to adapt to the new environment of nursing. On third day, students’ were enriched with classes on various topics like Nursing as a profession, time management, opportunities in nursing.

General Medicine Quiz Competition

Department of General Medicine conducted a quiz programme for FINAL YEAR MBBS students - “MEDIQUIZ -2017” on 20-09-2017, 56 teams each comprising of two members, participated in the preliminary round. It was indeed a pleasure to see that all the teams were very competitive in their involvement. Five teams were selected for the final round which was conducted in the hospital auditorium between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Our Dean C Sheshgiri inaugurated the session. Dr. Shuba S, Dr. Sreejith Paul, Dr. Mohamed Yasid, Dr. P D Nidhin and Dr. Vasif Mayan were the quiz masters under the auspices and guidance of professor and HOD of medicine Dr. C Rajan. After five rounds of a very tough and mind blowing performance and a breath taking tie breaker, Raphel Baby and Arsad Moosa bagged the first prize. Anjali V and Anuja Mohan grabbed second prize after a very close run. Athira Krishna and Mubeena were awarded third prize. Dr. Manoj Narayanan, Dr. Kamath, Dr. Jaykishan were among the other dignitaries who were present during the prize distribution ceremony. The programme was a grant success and department of medicine would like to conduct similar programmes in future.

5th Batch MBBS Orientation

We are very happy to welcome the fresh batch of MBBS students to the WIMS family. Orientation program for the 5 TH Batch (2017-18) MBBS was conducted at DMWIMS on 27 th and 28 th of September 2017. The official function started with a welcome address by Dr Manoj Narayanan (MS, DMWIMS Hospital). The function was presided by Dr Sheshgiri (Former Dean and The Joint Director of Dr Moopen’s Academy). Dean, Dr Antony Sylvan D’Souza, Dr Zeba Moopen, Dr C Ravindran (Vice Dean), (Brig) Dr A P Kamath (Dpty. MS), Dr Naushad Palliyal (PTA President), Mr Nithin Thomas (Union Chairman) addressed the gathering. Mr Devanand K T (CAO) extended the vote of thanks. The official function was followed by various sessions for the newly joined students and their parents.

Pharmacists Day

World Pharmacists Day was the brainchild of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), which is celebrated on September 25 th of every year by. At the 2009 Council meeting the FIP Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, the Turkish Pharmacists Association suggested to annually celebrate a World Pharmacists Day, to be organised on September 25 (the day that FIP was founded in 1912). Each year the organization announces a different theme. FIP encourages the world's pharmacists to use this day to organise activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world. “From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service” is the theme of 2017 World Pharmacists Day. “This theme was chosen to reflect the numerous contributions the pharmacy profession makes to health. From research and development of medicines, to educating future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and providing direct care, we do all this in the service of our patients and communities,” said FIP President Dr Carmen Peña, in its council meeting in the year 2017. Each year welcomes a new theme to develop to showcase the pharmacist in their positive affect on health. DM WIMS College of Pharmacy celebrated the auspicious event in association with the Kerala State Government Pharmacists Association and Kerala State Private Pharmacists Association on 25 th September 2017. Highly esteemed presence were graced the occasion and it was a source of inspiration and information for the students and acquaintances of the event. The roles and responsibilities of the Pharmacists were very well revealed to the participants of the events in a vivid manner. The event was followed by a seminar on “Pharma Waste Management” by Mr. K. M. Babu, Manager Kerala Medical Service Co-Operation Wayanad.

EMS Convocation Programme

Emergency department, DM WIMS presents the Post Graduate Advance Diploma in Emergency Medical services Convocation Ceremony on 20 th September 2017 at DM WIMS hospital. PGDEMS is a two year structured training program started in 2014 and running successfully till date. A comprehensive training program makes the EMS residents to perform all the basic life saving skills in a professional manner. A glance at the convocation ceremony of the two successfully completed PGDEMS batches is here. PGDEMS batch 1 (2014-2016) Nithyanand M,Jincy Jose, Bijisha C G,Aneesh E M, Nikhil ,Lovin Thadeus,Shubin A P and Unnikrishnan M PGDEMS batch 2 (2015-2017) Teenamol Mathew,Kavya M,Muhammed M,Abhijith M,Lejith N,Suncy PS AND Varun krishna.

Engineers Day

Engineers’ Day is celebrated on September 15 every year in India commemorating the birthday of one of the greatest engineers in India so far and a great human being Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, popularly known as Sir MV. Year 2017 will mark the 49 th  anniversary of the Engineers Day in India. Engineers’ day is celebrated for the great works of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya towards the development of various places which are the most developed cities of today’s India. Sir MV is an international hero, recognized for his mastermind in harnessing water resources; he had successfully designed and constructed several river dams, bridges and revolutionized the irrigation system in India by implementing irrigation and drinking water system all over India. DMWIMS celebrated Engineers day by distributing prizes to the best Engineers on and off rolls. This was followed by cultural events and lunch. Deviating from the usual format of inauguration, Ms.Heba Jaleel, Final Year MBBS Student at DM WIMS Medical College, inaugurated the gathering by drawing the photo of Sir MV on a white board with a marker pen, and indeed, the picture was drawn to perfection.

Onam Celebration-2017

Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala and is celebrated with great pomp and show. It is believed to be the National festival of Kerala. Onam is celebrated each year in the month of August-September which according to the Malayalam calendar is the first month of the year called Chingam. The festivities of the Onam last for ten days in which old and young participate with equal enthusiasm. The rich cultural heritage of Kerala comes out in its best form and spirit during ten day long festival, onam. It is indeed a treat to be a part of the grand carnival. People of Kerala make elaborate preparations to celebrate it is in the best possible manner. DMWIMS Staff Celebrated this onam with the competition of “Tug of war, sack race, Uriyadi, Lemon & Spoon, Balloon Bursting, Flower carpet, Onappattu, Best Malayali manga & Sriman,Sundarik Pottuthodal,Best Maveli” added to the zest of the celebrations “payasam” was distributed to the staff.

Independence Day Celebration

Celebrating the true spirit of Independence, DM WIMS Medical College & Hospital marked India’s 71 st Independence Day with “My India, Healthy India’ campaign. The campaign was carried out by Aster volunteers by spreading the message regarding the importance of cleanliness and its impact on health. DM WIMS Organized cleaning from Puthukad town to Rippon in association with Jyothi Pain and Palliative Care. The Moopainad Panchayath President and volunteers from Puthukkad Merchant Association also participated in this initiative which was supported by the Rippon Santhwanam Swasraya Sangam.

Ward Pharmacy Inauguration

The New Ward Pharmacy was inaugurated by Dr. Jaikishan, Chief Operating Officer. The COO requested the latest joiner among the pharmacy staff, Mr. Abith Lal to do the honors of ribbon-cutting. The ward pharmacy is located in area which is easily accessible by the patient bystanders. This shall ensure high service level. As in the other 5 pharmacy outlets in the hospital, well experienced pharmacist with customer centric attitude, serve the customers /patients round the clock. DM WIMS as its policy, purchases and sells medicines manufactured by reputed manufacturers.

Clothes distributed in Old Age Home

There is nothing more satisfying than serving the needy. It is a gratifying experience when the service is rendered to geriatric population. Facility & Relations Department set example by taking initiative in collecting old Clothes and distributing it to Old Age people in Jyothi Nivas, Vazhavatta, St.Mathews Bhavan, Pazhoor and Thapovanam, Cheeral. Kudos to the team.

Doctors Day celebration

Celebrating people is one of the important agenda of [email protected] initiative. At DM WIMS, the Doctors’ day, a special day which is observed to thank Doctors for their humane services to mankind was observed in manner befitting the occasion. DM WIMS acknowledges the fact that Doctors are facing the challenge of even a minor mistake could drastically affect a patient's life. Their commitment to serve humanity by all their might considering the risk is well noted and appreciated. DM WIMS took the opportunity of “Doctor's Day” to honor the Doctors who have been in Wayanad, serving the people of this backward district, for the past 40 years. The Hon’ District inaugurated the function.

Campus Sanitation Programme

First showers of monsoon are heartily welcomed by everyone after experiencing the scorching heat of summer. But monsoons reduce the immunity of our body and make us susceptible to many diseases which are commonly associated with this season. Rainy season invites lots of health disorders. Dealing with such illnesses requires extra-careful precautions as most common illness is related to respiratory system and water and food borne diseases that cannot be overlooked. In line with Suchitwa Mission and the quote “Prevention is better than cure”, Employees of DM WIMS headed by the Admin services and Operations team worked together in obliging to Kerala Chief Minister’s special campaign to keep the campus clean to fight the Monsoon Diseases.

World Yoga Day

The purpose of International Yoga Day is to promote yoga and endeavor towards making it a part and parcel of everyone's daily routine. The benefits of a yogic routine are many, hence, motivating your loved ones to practice yoga is a must on this International Yoga Day. As part of International Yoga Day celebrations world-wide DM WIMS hosted an event for all employees. Our trainer was Mr. Rajesh a certified Yoga trainer with 15 years of experience and had trained across the length and breadth of Southern India. Areas of his expertise are traditional yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, stress reduction exercises.

Iftar MC Union

The students union of Medical College organized a grand Iftar, one of the greatest religious observances of Ramadan. With a menu comprising variety of dishes the table was soon festooned. As the organizers had hoped, the evening proved to be a meeting of minds and cultures as well as a greater appreciation for others' values and traditions. Old acquaintances were renewed as well as new friendships forged under the mellowing influence of food and conversation.

Blood Donation Day

Based on the official theme for WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 2017-18 released by WHO an awareness Programme was held at 5th floor lobby at 3:00 pm. The awareness program initiated with a flash mob followed by official function. The Chief Guest of the function was Mr. Basil Joseph, Movie Director hailing from Wayanad. As a part of Aster @ 30 initiative, Mr. Thomas Stephen was honored with “Unsung Hero” award. Highest blood donor of the year, male and female category was selected and awarded along with life time blood donor award. Awards were distributed to Selfie contest (My Tree-My Snap) winners, organized by OISCA, conducted as a part of Environment Day

World Environment Day

In view of the Environment Day on 5 th June, a Mass Tree Planting Initiative and Green Chain was conducted at 2.30 pm on 3 rd June (Saturday) in association with OISCA International (Kalpetta Chapter) and Moopainad Grama Panchayath.   About 300 to 400 Nos of flowering trees were planted along the road from Thazhe Arapetta to DM WIMS Campus.  The Moopainad Grama Panchayath prepared the pits and OISCA brought the Tree Saplings. DM WIMSs’ Students and Staff participated by planting a tree. A selfie contest (My Tree-My Snap) was organized by OISCA.

Kudumbashree-WIMS Arogya Shyaktheekarana Scheme (KWASS)

DM WIMS Medical College Hospital was established in the year 2013, with a mission to provide assistance to the underprivileged as part of the corporate social responsibility in accomplishing a compassionate mission and to contribute in the field of Medical Education and Research, with a quest for acquiring and imparting knowledge. DM WIMS, already involved in various healthcare related activities including Medical Camps, Awareness Programs, Training Programs, Empowerment Programs, Subsidized treatment schemes, etc. in the District; has evolved a scheme christened “Kudumbashree- WIMS Arogya Shyaktheekarana Scheme (KWASS)” which aims to provide tertiary health care to Kudumbashree Members at DM WIMS Hospital specifically identified for the purpose in addition to various empowerment programs.

Felicitation Function

To become one of the 10 best medical colleges in the country by 2025, the vision of our DM WIMS, nothing is more important than having hard working students and inspiring faculty, apart from being equipped with excellent infrastructure and facility to learn at the lap of Mother Nature. The university results are pointers which demonstrates how we are progressing towards our goal, and it is evident that the DM WIMS Medical College is performing exceedingly well. A function was organized by the management of DM WIMS to felicitate the MBBS students of 2013 and 2014 regular batch for their excellent performance in the university exams.

Aster Emergency App

Unveiling a novel and unique concept, The “Aster Emergency App” was launched on May 25, 2017 at Hotel ITC Maurya, New Delhi today by Padma Shree Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster MD Healthcare. Envisioning a leap in Emergency Care by combining health and technology, the Aster Emergency App provides a real-time interface between the patient in emergency and a GPS-enabled Aster ‘Responder’. This brings help to reach even before the Ambulance arrives providing “Basic Life Support” (BLS).

Nurses Day - 2017

International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated every year all around the world on 12th of May to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Florence Nightingale and to mark the nurse’s contributions towards people’s health. At DM WIMS the occasion was celebrated by nursing department by organizing a charity food fest and conducting various programs in collaboration with nursing students. Awards were given to the best department from Nursing, based on outstanding patient feedback.

PTA Meeting - MBBS

As per the discussion held in 11 th PTA Executive Committee meeting on 08th April 2017, it was decided to conduct Batch wise PTA meeting. PTA Meeting for l Year MBBS 2016 Batch was convened on May 6, 2017. Post lunch, Anti-Narcotic Awareness Class was conducted by a dedicated team Excise Officers from Wayanad, who took great care to ensure befitting beneficial session to the young minds.

[email protected]

Following to the soft launch of Aster @ 30 on March 14, 2017, on May 05, 2017, the full scale launch of the Aster @ 30 program was done. All employees of the institution was invited for the function. Dr. Zeba Moopen, Trustee, was the Chief Guest. Mr. Krishnabhaskar Mangalasserri, Corporate Lead – Special projects & Coordinator, gave briefing of the Aster @30 program.

World Liver Day

World liver day is observed on every 19 April, to spread awareness about liver related disease. On this occasion Department of Gastroenterology along with Guest Relations team and MSW interns held an awareness talk, mime on “Healthy Liver Habits “and poster presentation.

11th Executive PTA - MC

11 th Executive PTA of the DM WIMS Medical College was held on April 08, 2017.

World Health Day

7 th April 2017 – WHO is leading a one year global campaign on depression. The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, everywhere in the world, both seek and get help. On the occasion of World Health Day celebrations on April 7th, 2017, the community medicine department of DM WIMS Medical College organized 2 activities in the campus, an Awareness walk from academic block to the hospital block, at 9.20 AM and  Inauguration of the WHD celebrations by the District Collector.

Lamp Lighting Ceremony BSc Nursing 2016 Batch

Held as a tribute to Florence Nightingale - the lady with the lamp, the lamp lighting ceremony, is an auspicious occasion in every nurse’s life. The lamp lighting ceremony formally declares the student’s entry into the nursing profession. Dr. Assuma Beevi T.M, Joint Director, MIMS academy was the Chief Guest for the Programme.

World TB Day

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. At DM WIMS poster competition amongst students was held at the Hospital and Nursing College. A questionnaire was made to determine the awareness of the staff and students. The winners of both the competitions were awarded in a closing meeting of the staff and students sensitizing program organized by the department of Pulmonology.

Aster @ 30 Launch

From a single clinic to a performance-driven healthcare enterprise spread across 317 establishments in 9 countries and growing, Aster DM Healthcare has transitioned into being a growing network across the Middle East and India. At the time when Aster group is celebrating 30 years of its formation, growth in leap and bounds with the promise of “WE’LL TREAT YOU WELL”, Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman has launched an initiative, Aster @ 30. In this program we have three focus areas 1. Celebrating people - Asterians as well as people outside the organization who helped us in the last 30 years, shall be recognized. 2. Aster Volunteers – This include all the programs for giving back to the community. This shall be the main focus of the [email protected] 3. Celebrating Wellness – This bucket will include wellness program both for Asterians as well as the outside world focusing on Health rather than Illness. As a token of rolling out the initiative at DM WIMS, Dr. Zeba Moopen, Trustee, DM Education and Research Foundation, presented the [email protected] badge to the Dr. Sheshgiri, Dean, DM WIMS. The CEO and Cluster Head, Dr Harish Pillai presented the Aster @ 30 badge to Mr. Devanand, CAO.

Medident CME

On March 12, 2017, DM WIMS Dental department in Association with Wayanad Chapter of AOI conducted ‘MEDIDENT’. The primary goal of this CME was to bring together Medical and Dental professionals in an open dialogue, under one roof to discuss the common issues. Dr.Manoj Narayanan, Medical Superintendent, DM WIMS was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function. Dr.Shubha Srinivasan (Professor – General Medicine), Dr.Sukumaran V (Professor – General Surgery) and Dr.S.Basalingappa (Professor – Pharmacology) Chaired the sessions. Dr.Bargavan (President, IMA Kalpetta) and Dr.Muraleedharan (President IMA, Gudalur) graced the occasion by accepting the invitation for the CME.

World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems. The program conducted at DM WIMS aimed to encourage preventive behaviors, encourage systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for CKD and to educate all medical professionals about their key role in detecting and reducing the risk of CKD, particularly in high risk populations.

Inauguration of Women Wellness Clinic

The Women Wellness clinic, a DM WIMS initiative promises to keep every woman proactive by offering an extensive range of medical wellness services. Each woman will receive more personalized care offered by a clinical team comprising compassionate & experienced gynecologists. DM WIMS Women Wellness clinic addresses all the health care needs of women by offering a comprehensive array of cutting edge diagnostics, treatment & lifestyle management techniques.

Kaaval-Cancer detection Camp-Pozhuthana Panchayath

As a part of 2 nd Phase of Kaval, an early cancer detection program conducted by DM WIMS Hospital in collaboration with DM Foundation for the population of Pozhuthana Grama Panchayath. On the first day the camp was conducted at Pinangode and on the second day at Pozhuthana. There were more than 350 attendees for the camp.

Dr. Moopen's Academy Flood light cricket tournament

Dr. Moopen's Academy Sports committee organized a three days day and night Cricket tournament at DM WIMS multipurpose ground. The event was inaugurated on 25th February 2017. The game lasted for 3 days till 27th February 2017. 36 teams from various corners of southern India took part in the competition. Team Trivandrum won the championship and the runners up were team Calicut.

Kaval 2nd Phase Press meet

A press conference was held at Kalpetta Press club for announcing and briefing of the 2 nd Phase of Kaval, an early cancer detection program conducted by DM WIMS Hospital in collaboration with DM Foundation for the population of Pozhuthana Grama Panchayath. In the first phase, relevant questionnaire were distributed to 4077 households of the Grama Panchayath. Based on findings by the expert team lead by Doctors at DM WIMS hospital two camps are being organized at different location in the Grama Panchayath.

Workshop on infection prevention and control

Infection control team of DM WIMS Hospital conducted a workshop on infection prevention and control at DM WIMS on 23/2/2017 for health care providers. The target audience were the nursing staff from the hospital. Highly experienced and versatile faculties presented their topic and gave hands on demonstration on various infection control practices.

Housekeeping-Social work

Mission statement of DM WIMS reflects it social commitment. DM WIMS does not preach about its social commitment but it practices the same through various activities by which, the society in which it stands, is served in many perspectives. The housekeeping, Fire & Safety and Security departments, as a part of its community connect, sanitized an area spanning 1.5 kilo meters, from arapetta junction till DM WIMS main gate.

WIMS Green - Organic Farming Initiative

“WIMS Green”, an Organic farming initiative by DM WIMS, was inaugurated on February 11, 2017 by Dr. C Sheshgiri, Dean. Organic agriculture is involved with the natural methods like crop rotation, biological pest control, compost etc. In the process of organic farming, the farmers use bio fertilizers and the usage of chemical pesticides are totally avoided. There are several methods by organic farming is done such as permaculture, biodynamic farming, the Fukuoka farming Method, no-till farming etc. At DM WIMS permaculture farming technique is followed. Drip irrigation with advanced Venturi complex for effective and easy fertilization is used in 1 acre land earmarked for WIMS Green initiative. The water used for irrigation is supplied from STP in DM WIMS Campus. The vegetables produced in this garden shall be used for cooking purposes in the canteen as well as students hostel in the campus.

Update on BMW Management

Medical care is vital for our life and health, but the waste generated from medical activities represents a real problem of living nature and human world. The continual update on the biomedical waste management to its employees is an important agenda of DM WIMS Medical College Hospital. DM WIMS Medical College Hospital in association with IMAGE, a state-of- the art Common Biomedical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facility at Palakkad established by Indian Medical Association, Kerala State Branch, conducted sessions on the updates on Biomedical Waste Management to all employees in the Clinical and associated departments. Mr. Shihab, District Coordinator was the invited faculty who conducted the sessions.

Mini Marathon

Marking the culmination of our Annual Sports Event “Dr. Moopen’s Academy Super League (DMASL)” a Mini Marathon and Race Walk was organized. The event was flagged of by the Dean from the DM WIMS Ground. Post event the winners were felicitated.

World Cancer Day Awarness Programs

Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” – Quote by Jim Valvano, an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster who died of bone cancer, reminds us all the importance of cancer awareness and its importance as it could result in reduction of chances of spreading the same in an individual. At DM WIMS, as a part of World Cancer Day, various activities were organized for a span of 2 weeks. This includes district level drawing and water colouring competition with the theme “We can, I can” for the students from and above High School up to Post Graduation, talk on Cancer Awareness, Awareness poster display and prize distribution of colouring competition winners and Cervical cancer screening camp organized by Dept. of OBG from 6 th to 13 th February 2017.

Medical College PTA

Welcome speech was given by the Dean at 12:00 pm followed by Presiding speech by the PTA president Mr. Pradeep Menon. The PTA secretary presented the report. The election of new office bearers was initiated at 12:45pm. Following which the new members were facilitated by the Management and the PTA president. This was followed by the session in which parents representing batch wise were given opportunity to present their concern/recommendations. The meeting was concluded by Vote of thanks by the Dr. Divya which was followed by Lunch. The members of the new PTA Executive committee (2017 – 2018) were felicitated by the management during which the CAO gave a brief introduction to each member. The newly elected PTA executive members are as follows 1. Dr. Noushad Palliyal – Elected PTA President 2. Dr. Minila Cheriyan – Elected Vice President 3. Dr. Ummer C K 4. Dr. Jenson P O 5. Prof. P Karunan 6. Mr. Preman 7. Dr. P K Mohanan 8. Dr. T N Rajendran 9. Mr. Najeem Karadan 10. Mr. Anil Kumar 11. Mr. Saseendran E 12. Mr. P K Pradeep Menon - ex officio

ADR Centre Inauguration

DM WIMS has been approved as the Pharmacovigilance center under Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), which is coordinated by The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC). This is a nationwide program initiated by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), New Delhi, under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. Dr. V. Kalaiselvan, Principal Scientific Officer, Pharmacovigilance programme of India, (PvPI) inaugurated the ADR Monitoring Centre at DM WIMS Medical College Hospital.

Republic Day Celebrations

Republic day in India is celebrated every year with great honour on 26th of January, to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950. At DM WIMS on this occasion our loving Dean Dr. C Sheshgiri, the Chief Guest received the guard of honour from the security team lead by Mr. Sreekumar, Head Admin Services. The Dean hoisted the Indian flag and gave away letter of appreciation to the employees of maintenance department who showed amazing zeal and commitment during jointing and termination of the HT cable which was identified as damaged in the eve of Christmas. Sweets were distributed among staff to celebrate the day.

Sustainable Engineering & Health Care-International Seminar

Sustainable engineering takes environmental engineering concepts to the next level by looking at the interactions between technical, ecological, social and economic systems and by avoiding shifting problems from one area to the other. The importance of Sustainable Engineering in this era needs no introduction. At DM WIMS, we are extra cautious as well as conscious in matters regarding preservation of Mother Nature and its sustenance. An international workshop aiming to come up with methods of sustainable engineering in health sector, by collaboration and team work, was conducted with the team of engineers of DM WIMS, faculty from Villanova University, Villanova, USA, officials from Kerala State Pollution Control Board, Accredited Energy Auditors authorized by bureau of Energy Efficiency and the faculty from Energy Management center.

New Year And Christmas Celebration

The management of DM WIMS considers the wellbeing of their employees as one of the important part in the process excellence. DM WIMS acknowledges the fact that the institution thrived in the year 2016 because of the incredible hard work, creativity, and dedication put in by its employees. The HR department organized the New Year celebrations. There was a huge participation from the employees. A variety of programs, including dancing, singing, fun games etc. were conducted. Prizes were given away to the winners of these games.

MBBS students New Year Celebration

The student union of DM WIMS Medical College organized various fun filled activities such as singing, playing games and dancing. The idea is to wave goodbye to the year gone-by and welcome the New Year in the hope that it will invite truckloads of happiness and joy in everyone’s life.

4th WIMS Day

The 4th WIMS day, an annual celebration for the employees of the DM WIMS family conducted by the management, was held on December 18, 2016. But this time, it was a refreshingly different format, in which the event was conducted, in comparison with previous two year's events. This year, the highlight of the program was an award ceremony, wherein employees were nominated for a variety of categories of awards. The winners of each category were decided by the jury formed for the conduct of the event. In-between the award distribution, numerous programs were conducted, including dance, singing songs, mimicry show so on and so forth in various formats.

White Coat Ceremony

DM WIMS is envisioned to be among the top 10 teaching medical institutions in India by 2025 with state-of the-art infrastructure and excellent faculty. In addition to providing the students with a serene & eco-friendly campus, to motivate our students and to acknowledge hard work done by them, Our Chairman, Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen has announced one Gold medal each for the topper of various subjects in the first year regular University Exam for every academic year. The white coat ceremony is the symbolic representation of the transition of the students from their higher secondary school study to the study of pre, para and clinical health sciences. This ceremony marks the beginning of their first year MBBS course. The Gold Medal & White Coat Ceremony of the 2015 & 2016 Batch MBBS Students was conducted on Sunday, 18 th December 2016.

CME on Lymph Node Pathology

Department of Pathology conducted a CME on Lymph Node Pathology on 17/12/2016. The participants of the CME earned 2 TCMC credit hours. There were a total of 169 participants. Out of 125 doctors who participated in the CME, 59 were from various parts of the state turning up for the event. In addition to the four guest lecture talks by eminent speakers, we had as many as 9 interesting cases presented by postgraduates from different parts of Kerala.

Treat Your Body Well Inauguration

Maintaining fitness through good nutrition and exercise promotes efficient circulation, digestion and musculoskeletal strength. A healthy body benefits extend to greater mental alertness, as well as reduced chronic disease risk. As a part of employee welfare activity, DM WIMS launched the “Treat Your Body Well“ programme. This program aims to motivate employees to stay fit and healthy by providing awareness on need to be in their respective BMI levels. All individuals who have registered, which shall be more than 500 in number, were given diet counselling based on their current BMI.

Kaval Vilambara Jatha

DM WIMS Medical College Hospital in Association with Dr.Moopen's Foundation and Pozhuthana Grama Panchayat have initiated an Early Cancer Detection Project, named as ‘KAAVAL’ (കാവൽ). This project is first of kind in Wayanad. This project aims to conduct Health Profiling of the entire population in Pozhuthana Grama Panchayat, Basic Life Support training, early cancer detection camps etc. In concurrence with mission statement, DM WIMS aims to provide health care support to the people of Pozhuthana, whose population is found most affected by Cancer disease and mostly tea estate workers who are below poverty line.

Energy Conservation - pencil drawing and oil painting competition

DM WIMS celebrated National Energy conservation day with various programs which conveyed the importance of Energy and Water conservation to our employees and to the public as well. This year we organized;  Pencil drawing and Oil painting competition for students and staffs on 13 th December, 2016.The subject for the competition was “ENERGY AND WATER FOR FUTURE”. Cash prizes and Mementos will be distributed to the winners.  On December 14 th , the day of National Energy Conservation, a training class was arranged. This session focused on our employees. After this session, a demonstration using Energy consumption study kit was conducted in the entrance lobby of hospital for the public.  Afternoon, a two wheeler rally was conducted covering 70+ kilometers riding through WIMS – Kalpetta – Sulthan Bathery – Ambalavayal – Vaduvanchal – WIMS. There were three reception centers arranged at Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery and Vaduvanchal. There the notices and the materials supplying by EMC was distributed.

Druthi Medical College Arts festival

The arts festival 2016 of DM WIMS Medical College, “Druthi”, featured a mix of programs such as solo as well as group dance, singing, face painting, debate, vegetable carving etc. The popular Malayalam film actor Mr. Krishna Shankar and Ms. Ranjini Men, TV Anchor, Writer & Social Activist were invited for the closing ceremony, wherein a few cultural events were organized along with prize distribution and announcement of the overall champions among the houses.

Report on Observation of World Aid Day

World AIDS day is celebrated every year all over the world on 1st December to raise the public awareness about AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome). AIDS is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).World AIDS Day celebration offers the key opportunity to the health organizations to increase the awareness among people.This year the theme is “Access Equity Rights Now”. Second year BSc nursing students of DM WIMS Nursing College observed the day by performing a Flash Mob and Street play at Kalpetta New Bus stand. The programme started at 10:30 am with an inaugural message by Mr A.P Hammed, Municipal Vice Chairman, Kalpetta Municipality. Dr Sheshgiri Dean, DM WIMS Medical college felicitated the function in the presence of Mr Devanand K.T, CAO and Prof. Ms Mary Saji Daniel Principal DM WIMS Nursing College. A red ribbon was formed by the Second Year BSc Nursing students.The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Ms Sweety Ann.

Universal Children's day - Health Talk and Poster Exhibition

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. November 20 th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. As a part of observing Universal Children's day, at DM WIMS, The Department of Pediatric Nursing and the DM WIMS Nursing College organized a Health Talk and Poster Exhibition related to the theme of 2016 ; " STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN". Our respected Dean, Dr. C. Sheshgiri inaugurated the program.

Dr Moopens Academy Super League - Inaugural Match

DM WIMS Annual Sports Event,”Dr. Moopen’s Academy Super League (DMASL)” organized by the Sports Committee, commenced with a friendly inaugural Volleyball match between Students and Faculty at the New Volleyball cum Basketball Court. The campus was divided into four teams which comprises of Students (Team Yellow), Faculty (Team Black) and two teams formed from the non-teaching staff (Team Blue and Team Red). DMASL had events for Both men and women, including Football, Volley Ball, Throw Ball, Chess, Kho-Kho, Table Tennis, Caroms, Badminton, Cricket and Basket Ball. At the end of the events the student’s team won the DAMSL Cup 2016.

Children's day Celebration

Children’s Day is celebrated in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first Prime Minister. A day marking childhood, Children’s Day celebrations focus on children and their enjoyment. Not only an eminent figure and national leader, Nehru loved children and spend quite a lot of time with them. At DM WIMS the occasion was celebrated with great splendor and grandeur. Various programs were organized from 12 th November 2016 till 14 th November 2016 with programs including Healthy Baby Contest, Colouring Competition, Drawing Completion, Awareness program and Prize distribution.

Halloween Day

Halloween is a celebration, dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. Halloween is a fascinating celebration wherein, in the day or night, one could put on a costume and assume that persona. At DM WIMS, Halloween was observed by conducting many activities. Holding these activities helped students understand the importance of the day in detail, all while having a great time bonding with their classmates.

MBBS students Diwali Celebration

DM WIMS, where integrity is one among the core values apart from passion, respect, excellence, compassion and unity, encourages it students to celebrate Diwali. Diwali which is a celebration for new beginnings, a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, a celebration of light over darkness is celebrated at DM WIMS as an effort to constantly remind the budding healthcare professionals to be righteous, to develop them to be individuals with moral responsibility and social commitment.

KOHA Seminar

At DM WIMS, the Medical College has a Central Library and associated 21 departmental libraries. Apart from this there are separate libraries in Nursing College and Pharmacy College. All these libraries collectively fulfill the needs of the teaching, learning and research programmes of the institutions. The Central Library comprises of eight sections. The Digital Library houses 40+ computers exclusively for the library users to access e-books, e-journals, e- tutorials and other web based library services. All in-house operations in the library are computerized using the KOHA open source software. The Library uses bar-code technology for circulation system. The Library maintains a Digital Repository using DSpace software to provide up to date information to its users. DM WIMS central library organized the two days KOHA workshop. External resource persons’ who are highly experienced Library Science Professionals and experts in the KOHA -Open Source Integrated Library System were invited for the conduct of workshop.

University of Gothenburg Team Visit

Dr Moopen’s Academy is set with a clear vision not only to provide the best healthcare at affordable cost to the people of the region, but also to spearhead health related educational institutions for imparting Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Para-medical, Biotechnology, Healthcare Management and all other allied segments. Dr.Moopen’s Academy is gearing up for providing quaternary healthcare, world class education, eventually culminating into a Deemed University and center of learning excellence for higher education and research. In its path to excellence, DMA intend to join hands with world famous universities for student exchange programs, faculty exchange programs, research and so on. The University of Gothenburg being a Quality Driven University with strong civic responsibility, having great affinity for Global engagement accepting the invite from DMA, sent their representatives to DMA campus, which shall be a stepping stone for a mighty collaborative effort to take education to greater new heights.

Infection Control Week Celebration

Infection prevention and control is required to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases in all health care settings. Infection prevention and control demands a basic understanding of the epidemiology of diseases; risk factors that increase patient susceptibility to infection; and the practices, procedures and treatments that may result in infections. At DM WIMS the third full week in October was observed as Infection Control Week. It was an opportunity for infection control professionals to educate staff and the community about the importance of infection prevention and to promote the important work that was being done by infection control professionals in a visible and fun way apart from the periodic awareness trainings. As a part of the observance the department conducted hand hygiene programme for House Keeping staff, Quiz competition for all employees, audit on Hand hygiene in various clinical departments, Special awareness programme for nursing students and staff nurses, Training for MBBS students, practical section hand hygiene for nonclinical staff.

MBBS 2016 Batch Orientation Programme

Students entering medical college and their parents/ guardians have different backgrounds and expectations. It is very important that they need to be oriented towards Medical education. DM WIMS believes that foundation course is crucial to shape students into model doctors. In this context, a rigorous 6 day Orientation program for M.B.B.S. students of 2016 batch was conducted starting from October 1, 2016.

Pediatric Ward Inauguration

New Pediatric ward was inaugurated by Er. Anoop Moopen, Trustee - DM Education & Research Foundation. The ambiance of the new Pediatric ward was designed by keeping into mind the age category of the patients in the ward. Mild recreational facilities are provided for the pediatric ward occupants.

Pulmonology CME

The mid-term conference of academy of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine - Mid Pulmocon 2016 was hosted at DM WIMS Medical College Hospital and at Vythiri Village Resorts, Vythiri, Wayanad on October 1 st and 2 nd .The objective of the conference was to provide examination centered training for post graduates under the guidance of experienced PG teachers. The conference was a grand success with attendance of delegates from various parts of the nation.

World Heart Day Walkathon

World Heart Day was founded in the year 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year. Apart from being the first and the only tertiary care Medical College with NABH accreditation in Northern Kerala, we are committed to the safety and welfare of our patients, employees and public in general. As a part of observing the World Heart Day on September 29, at 10am, we conducted a rally for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD) which was flagged off from Civil Station, Kalpetta and ended at the Vijaya Petrol station, Kalpetta.


Ragging has ruined countless innocent lives and careers. In order to eradicate it, Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 887 of 2009, passed the judgement wherein guidelines were issued.DM WIMS has a ragging free campus and we constantly strive to educate the students through various awareness programs in which eminent people in the field of Law, Media and Social media are invited.

Medical College Executive PTA

The idea of a PARENTS/TEACHERS ASSOCIATION came to be borne out of the necessity to avoid conflicting methods and approaches in raising the Child. From the very moment the parents enroll their children at a college, the student’s life is no more influenced by the home environment alone, but also by the new environment at the college. At DM WIMS, PTA is given due importance, and is committed to work together for the helping the students to be the best in their profession with strong social commitment. 9th PTA Executive Committee Meeting was convened on September 23, 2016 at 10.30 AM in College Council Room.

Engineers Day Celebration

The Engineering Community across India is celebrating Engineers Day on 15 September every year as a remarkable tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Visvesvaraya. He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent engineer of India. He was the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore as well as the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad. His zeal to dive deep into the root of any given problem and come up with innovative & reusable solutions, was highly commendable and appreciated not only by his supervisors but by the Govt as well. For example, to solve the problem of reservoir overflow, he designed automatic sluice gates which was later reused for Lake Fife and the same design was reused for Tigra Dam & KRS Dam as well. He even went on to patent this design which entitled him to a recurring income in the form of royalty, which he humbly refused so that the money could instead be used by the Govt for further developmental works. Engineers day was celebrated at DM WIMS by welcoming the new joiners in the engineering team, be it Civil, IT or Biomedical. The best performers of these departments were appreciated. The event was then followed by cultural activities and high tea.

DM WIMS Onam Celebrations

Festival of Onam was celebrated with a vivid display of cohesiveness among whole of the DM WIMS Family which comprises of a NABH Accredited Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital, Medical College, Nursing College and Pharmacy College. As a part of the celebration there were many completions held such as floral carpet, Best Malayali Manka and Sriman, Best Maveli, Dance Competition, Onapattu, so on and so forth.

Pharmacy College Orientation

The orientation of the students and parents / guardians of the First batch of DM WIMS Pharmacy College was conducted on August 29, 2016. This meeting helped to answer questions in the minds of the fresher’s and their parents about the BPharm course in general, it’s requirements, career opportunities, do’s and don’ts etc. This provides an excellent preparation for students and their parents / guardians in terms of awareness in field of Pharmaceutical industry and conduct of the course.

Ethical Committee

Ethics committees involve individuals from diverse backgrounds who support health care institutions with providing clinical ethics consultation, developing policies pertaining to clinical ethics and hospital policy. At DM WIMS we strongly believe, exercise and promote ethical practices. This is in concurrence to the values of our organization viz. Integrity, Passion, Respect, Excellence, Compassion and Unity. Every employee in organization keeps these values close to their heart and practice with extraordinary commitment.

Eye donation function

According to Indian council of Medical Research (ICMR) study on blindness show that about 25% of the total blind in India are blind due to corneal blindness. We require really a large number of people to donate their eyes if we want to treat these patients. There is a huge gap between the supply and demand of eyes, supply being 10% of demand! And in a country like India this gap is ever increasing. Eye donation fortnight inauguration of the Wayanad District was done at DM WIMS Hospital. Apart from being the first and the only tertiary care Medical College with NABH accreditation in Northern Kerala, we are committed to the safety and welfare of our patients, employees and public in general. The discussion on starting an Eye bank at DM WIMS is in the pipeline, if it succeeds then Wayanad could be proud of having an Eye Bank, which is otherwise is available only at a few places all over Kerala.

Nursing College Fresher’s Day

Fresher’s Day party of the Nursing Batch 2016 was conducted on August 25, 2016. Welcoming newcomers by the seniors in a friendly atmosphere by avoiding social evils, and by encouraging their creative impulses to boost their confidence is the culture of DM WIMS. It is the day where seniors and juniors finally bond and unite to celebrate being part of the college.

Nursing College Orientation

The orientation of the students and parents / guardians of the third batch of DM WIMS Nursing College was conducted on August 24, 2016. This meeting helped to answer questions in the minds of the fresher’s and their parents about the BSc Nursing course in general, it’s requirements, career opportunities, do’s and don’ts etc. This provides an excellent preparation for students and their parents / guardians in terms of awareness in field of Nursing and conduct of the course.

Mentoring Workshop

Mentoring enhances the skills, confidence and motivation of students. Knowledge, skills and attitudes would, we assume, be imparted through a close relationship between mentor and mentee. Objectives of Mentorship are both Academic as well as Non Academic. Through this workshop the delegates were given a training on the best practices in Mentoring to provide a conducive environment for learning and development, helping in identifying personal learning needs, to widen one’s professional competence, provide opportunity to learn from experiences of others in a safe environment, to help in goal setting and goal clarification, to provide tacit knowledge along with the important role of mentoring in personal development, stress reduction and self-reflection.

Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day is an annual observance celebrated every year on 15th of August. India’s Independence Day is a day of great significance for the people of India. At this day India got freedom from the British rule after long years of slavery. As India celebrated its 70th Independence Day on Monday, DM WIMS Additional Medical Superintendent addressed the staff. DM WIMS celebrated the 70th Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who had contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India.

Independence Day Quiz

This year, we are celebrating 70th Independence Day of India. India got independence on 15 August 1947, after almost 200 years long British rule. But how much do we know about the freedom struggle? As part of the celebrations, a quiz program were organized at DM WIMS. There were a huge number of participants who were screened for their basic knowledge and then divided into teams.

Poster Making International Day against Illicit Drug Abuse and Trafficking

26th July being the "International Day against Illicit Drug Abuse and Trafficking", the Department of Psychiatry organized a poster competition for MBBS at 3rd floor, Physiotherapy hall, Hospital Block. The theme for the competition was "Stop, prevent, protect children, family, community against illicit drug abuse and trafficking”. Huge support was given by the management for this noble effort of students against this major challenge of drug abuse.

MBBS students Iftar

The MBBS students union organized an Iftar, which is one of the greatest religious observances of Ramadan. Iftar very much a social event, involves family and community members. The participation of all the students of DM WIMS Medical College family, irrespective of their religious and cultural backgrounds, made the event a huge success.

Cafeteria Inauguration

Owing to the increase in the number of patients, bystanders and staff, New Cafeteria was planned and opened at the 7th Floor of the hospital block. Apart from this, there is a cafeteria in the 5th Floor of the hospital block, a massive canteen in the ground floor of the hospital block and a cafeteria in Medical College Academy block.


The International yoga day was celebrated on 21st June to bring peace, harmony,happiness and success to every soul in the world .This was a great opportunity to absorb and relish the value of discipline .Yoga is a mental,physical and spiritual practice that need to be carried out every day DM WIMS have observed International Yoga Day on 21/06/2016 by organizing essay writing competition on the topic “The relevance of increasing popularity for Yoga in the contemporary Indian scenario”.Also students of DM WIMS nursing College have participated in Yoga training programme organized by DM WIMS Medical college on 21/06/16.

Masters in Emergency Medicine – International (MEM)

DM Education and Research Foundation in collaboration with George Washington University is conducting a post-graduate certificate program in emergency medicine viz. Masters in Emergency Medicine – International (MEM). MEM is a three-year program. George Washington University through The Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine, (RRIEM) shall be providing direct academic supervision, mentoring, on-site education, training, academic supervision and professional mentoring of residents. An induction programme was conducted at DM WIMS for the 2016 MEM batch.

Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donors day was observed in DM WIMS Medical College hospital. DM WIMS Medical College Hospital is the only facility in Wayanad with blood component separation unit. Esmero, the charitable organization founded and run by the MBBS students, took the initiative and conducted the various awareness programs on the day. The staff and students were facilitated for their outstanding contribution in this field.

PCB Award 2016

DM WIMS being awarded for the third time in a row since winning the first prize among 200 – 500 bedded hospital, for taking the best pollution control measures in the health care sector and for initiating social service in the sector in 2014. Since 1989, every year, Kerala state pollution control board has been assessing the establishments based on their initiatives and extraordinary achievements in the field of pollution control measure and nature preservation.

PTA Meeting for I Year MBBS 2015 Batch 28th May 2016

As per the discussion held on 7th PTA Executive Committee meeting on 23rd April 2016, it has been decided to conduct Batch wise PTA meeting. PTA Meeting for I Year MBBS 2015 Batch was convened on 28th May 2016, (Saturday) at 10.30 AM in College Auditorium. There was a good number of participation from the parents and faculty.

College Day - MBBS and Nursing College

3rd College day of DM WIMS Medical College and 2nd College day of DM WIMS Nursing College was held on May 21, 2016. The Guest of Honor was M.K. PUSHKARAN IPS, who was then the District Police Chief of Wayanad. The students of the both colleges of DM WIMS gathered under one roof for the coveted event and the excitement in the air was almost tangible. To say that it was a fun-filled night would be an understatement.

PTA Meeting January

Meeting of the General Body Committee of Parents Teachers Association started at 11:10 am on 16/01/16. Executive Committee members, PTA members, Parents of the three batches of MBBS students, Dean and the Management Representative attended. The General Body Committee started off with Welcome Speech by Dean. Presiding speech was given by the PTA president. The secretary presented the report. Election of new office bearers were conducted and were felicitated by the management. It was followed by Interaction session with the parents.

Best Pavilion Award 2015

Specimens from Anatomy, Pathology and Microbiology were exhibited. Community Medicine charts and general awareness posters were also displayed. A cadaver was displayed, the 2nd year MBBS students explained the various organs to the general public for improving health awareness. Medical Quiz garnered much attention and more than 25,000 people participated in the contest, winning many prizes. Mini Health Check was done in the stall, many people used this opportunity to assess their health status.

Medical College 2nd anniversary

DM WIMS Medical had celebrated its 2nd anniversary on 10th may 2015. Kerala health, Devaswam and family welfare minister Mr. V.S. Shivakumar had inaugurated the function. Dean Dr. Ravi Jacob Korula Presided over. DM WIMS chairman Padmasree Dr. Azad Moopen made prime speech. Mrs. Nazeera Azad, Vice Dean Dr. Sheshgiri, DMS Dr. Manoj Narayanan, CAO Mr. Devanand K.T, CFO Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shenoy, Moopainad Panchayath Standing Committee Chairman Mr. Yahiyakhan Thalakkal, Mr. Krishnan Kutty participated in the event. College Union Chairman Mr. Javad Ahammed made welcome speech and union representative Ms. Amala Baby made vote of thanks. There were the cultural events of the medical students.


DM WIMS employees have celebrated the anniversary of the concern on 09th May 2015 at the hospital seminar hall DM WIMS Chairman Padmasree Dr. Azad Moopen had inaugurated the function. Dean Dr. Ravi Jacob Korula took the chair. MS Dr. Meharoof Raj, DMS Dr. Manoj Narayanan, Vice Dean Dr. Sheshgiri, CAO Mr. Devanand K.T, CFO Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shenoy participated. Dr. Sukumaran made welcome Speech. Dr. Shanavas Palliyal delivered vote of thanks. There were cultural events of the employees.

2015 brought in with a bang!

DMWIMS ushered 2015 with a grand party, in which all the faculty, staff and students participated, enthusiastically. The party was held in Auditorium, Academic Block , beginning at 9:00pm on 31st Dec 2014 and continuing till the wee hours of Jan 1st 2015. The main attraction of the night was the feisty performances of both the batches of students of DMWIMS Medical College. The students gave scintillating performances to many of the latest songs. A general feeling of goodwill, bonhomie and happiness was seen among the WIMSians.