Professor - 1
Associate Professor - 2
Assistant Professor - 2
Epidemiologist cum AP - 1
Statistician cum tutor - 1
Tutor -1


Community medicine department provides academic activities for students.

Preventive clinic functions in the hospiatal. It provides vaccinations for the prevention of rabies and other adult vaccines and health education services.

Ongoing Projects

1. A study on self  reported insulin injection practices among diabetic  patients, SBMR funded project , Principal investigator - Dr. Mini. S.S

Projects last three years by Dr. Zinia T Nujum as Principal Investigator

1.Screening for Tuberculosis among inmates and Assessment of airborne infection Control Practices in the orphanages and old age homes of Kollam

Period : 2018- 2020, Funding : State TB cell

2. Incidence and Outcomes of Dengue in Pregnancy in Thiruvananthapuram

Period: 2014-2018

Collaborators: Medical Education Department (department of Community Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Dire-ctorate of Health Services (three institutions)

Funding:  WHO_TDR WHO

3.Effectiveness of 2% lignocaine medicated pad for reducing pain in patients during administration of Rabies immunoglobulin (RIG)

Period: 2017-2018

4.Seroprevalence of Dengue infection and placental antibody transfer among parturient women

Period: 2014- 2017, Funding: SBMR

Events in 2021

Celebration of important days

World Health Day 2021

World TB Day 2021

Training of Occupational Safety for Staff nurses, Paramedical staff and house keeping staff -5 sessions

Training on Nipah staff nurses 2 sessions

RNTCP, Recent Updates training for heads of departments of GMC Kollam

Usefulness of Rabies Mononclonal antibodies for postexposure prophylaxis – an update



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Arya Rahul a, Prasanta Sainib, Mathew J. Valamparampil c,∗, Gurpreet Singhc, Meenu Maheswari Sureshd, Kannankottapilly Chandrasekharan Prajitha a, Merin Sara Josed, Anjana Nalina Kumari Kesavan Naira, Mohan Ananthd, Karthikeyan Balakrishnan Sreekanthd, Chintha Sujathaa, N. Pradeep Kumarb, Pillaveettil Sathyadas Indu,  Thekumkara Surendrannair Anish

Epidemiological and clinical characterization of dengue virus serotypes during 2017–2019 in southern Kerala, India,

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2022; 0: 1–10


Nair ANKK, Jayan AJ, Santhosh MM, Lalichen LM, Santhosh A, Indu PS.

High screen time and associated factors among high-school students in an urban setting of Kerala:

Int J Community Med Public Health 2022;9:767-71


Rahul A, Chintha S, Anish TS, Prajitha 4KC, Indu PS.

Effectiveness of a Non-pharmacological Intervention to Control Diabetes Mellitus in a Primary Care Setting in Kerala: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial.

  1. Public Health. 2021 Nov 16;9:747065.



S5udha RR, Sujatha C, 6Gopakumar S, Libu7 GK, Indu PS, Sures8h RO, Sadasivan D, Preetha PP.

Institutional quarantine centres as a strategy in control of COVID-19 outbreak: An evolving model from Kerala, India.

  1. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2021 Jan 30;10(1):527-32.



Sujatha, C., Krishnankutty, S., Khader, K., Kanmani, A., Rahul, A., Suresh, M., Sudha, R., Indu, P S

Entry Screening at Airport as a COVID-19 Surveillance Tool: Evaluation of Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala, India

  1. International Journal of Travel Medicine and Global Health, 2021; 9(2): 78-83. doi: 10.34172/ijtmgh.2021.13



Raheela AS, Indu PS.

Prevalence and factors associated with psychological violence against married women in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala.

  1. International journal of community medicine and public health. 2020;7(12):5156-64.


Indu PS, Anilkumar TV, Vijayakumar K, Kumar KA, Sarma PS, Remadevi S, Andrade C.

Effectiveness of community-based depression intervention programme (ComDIP) to manage women with depression in primary care-randomised control trial.

  1. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 1;34:87-92.



Clarke JProudfoot JVatiliotis VVerge CHolmes-Walker DJCampbell LWilhelm KMoravac CIndu PS ,Bridgett M,

Attitudes towards mental health, mental health research and digital interventions by young adults with type 1 diabetes: A qualitative analysis.Health Expect.

2018 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/hex.12662


Indu PS, Anilkumar TV, Vijayakumar K, Kumar KA, Sarma PS, Remadevi S, Andrade C

Reliability and validity of PHQ-9 when administered by health workers for depression screening among women in primary care

  1. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2018 Oct 1;37:10-4.



Indu PS, Anilkumar TV, Pisharody R, Russell PS, Raju D, Sarma PS, Remadevi S, Amma KR, Sheelamoni A, Andrade C.

Prevalence of depression and past suicide attempt in primary care

  1. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2017 Feb 14;27:48-52.



Indu PS,Anilkumar TV, Pisharody R, Russell PS, Raju D, Sarma PS, Remadevi S, Amma KL, Sheelamoni A, Andrade C.

Primary care Screening Questionnaire for Depression (PSQ4D): reliability and validity of a new four item tool

  1. British Journal of Psychiatry open, 2017, 3, 91–95. doi: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.116.003053



Simon Rosenbaum et

Assessing physical activity in people with mental illness: 23-country reliability and validity of the Simple Physical Activity Questionnaire (SIMPAQ)

January 2020,BMC Psychiatry,DOI: 10.21203/rs.2.12937/v2



Devisree, C. Nirmala1 , P. S. Indu , S. Remadevi

Development of antenatal psychosocial stress scale for pregnant women in Kerala, . Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol.

  1. 2018 Apr;7(4):1473-1479 www.ijrcog.orgha



Jose R, Pisharady R, Benny PV, Nujum ZT, Devi SR, Varghese S, Indu PS.

Evaluation of non communicable disease control pilot programme of National Rural Health Mission in Thiruvananthapuram district. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health.

2015 Apr 1;3(1):17-23.


Nujum, Zinia T., S. Remadevi, Regi Jose, C. Nirmala, K. Rajamohanan, P. S. Indu,  S.Muraleedharan Nair.

"Evaluation of Coverage and Compliance to Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination–A Qualitative Study." 

  1. Academic Medical Journal of India 1, no. 1 (2013): 23-27.



Rekha Rachel Philip, Indu.P.S., Anish TS, Shrinivasa BM, Teena Mary Joy, Sujina CM

Occupational and environmental risk factors of  Leptospirosis – a case control study in a tertiary care setting in Kerala, India

  1. Health Sciences 2013;2(1):JS005A 1



Zinia T. Nujum, Achu Thomas, K. Vijayakumar, Radhakrishnan R. Nair, M. Radhakrishna Pillai, P. S. Indu, Syam Sundar, Soumya Gopakumar, Devi Mohan, T. K. Sudheeshkumar

Comparative performance of the probable case definitions of dengue by WHO (2009) and the WHO-SEAR expert group (2011);

  1. Pathogens and Global Health 2014 Vol. 108 NO.2 103



Reshmi Ramachandran, Indu P.S, Anish T.S, Sanjeev Nair , Tony Lawrence and Rajasi R.S

Determinants of childhood tuberculosis – A case control study among children registered under revised National Tuberculosis  Control Programme In a District of South India;, 

  1. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis,2011.



Nujum, Zinia T., S. Remadevi, Regi Jose, C. Nirmala, K. Rajamohanan, P. S. Indu, and S. Muraleedharan Nair

"Evaluation of Coverage and Compliance to Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination–A Qualitative Study." 

  1. Academic Medical Journal of India 1, no. 1 (2013): 23-27.



Gomathy A, Indu.D, Bindu Nambisan

Prevalence of anxiety, depression and stress among antenatal women attending a tertiary care centre in Kerala during COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthline journal Vol 12 Issue 4 (Oct-Nov 2021)


Manoj Kumar S, Indu D, Asha K.P, Dr.anuja.U

Proportion of osteoarthritis knee among older adults presenting with knee complaints as assessed using ACR criteria at a tertiary care Hospital , kollam.

Healthline journal Vol 12 Issue 1 (Jan-Mar 2021)


Asha K.P, Indu D, Althaf Ali

Prevalence of Anemia among Adolescent Girls (10-19 years) in urban slums of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation

Kerala Medical Journal

Volume III & Issue 4.  143-147 2010


Dr. Asha K. P, Dr. Indu D, Dr. Mini S. S, Dr. Anuja U, Romy Yesudas, Anish Joy

Proportion of acute stress disorder among animal bites cases attending at preventive clinic in Govt.Medical College and General Hospital Thiruvananthapuram

APCRI Journal

Vol XV/Issue1/July 2013 Page 29-32.


Manoj Kumar S, Indu D, Asha K.P, Sujith H, Nikhil Narayanan, Nazrin Hameed

Factors associated with delayed union of long bones- a case control study

Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics. Volume 27/Issue 1/January 2014 6-9


K.P. Asha, D. Indu, M.S Roopasree, Roshini P Lal, V.G. Roshni

Clinical symptoms and psycho social problems of cancer patients attending pain and palliative care clinic.

Journal of Academia and Industrial Research (JAIR). Volume 2, Issue 10. 559-562 March 2014.ISSN:2278-5213


Manoj Kumar S, Asha K.P, Indu D, Jeethu T.J,

Risk factors of Osteoarthritis – A hospital-based case control study

Academic Medical Journal of India. Volume II

Issue 2.  49 -51 May-July 2014


S. Manoj Kumar, Indu D, Asha K.P, Nikitha Vasan, Sara Latheef, Sonia Beegum

Study on Risk factors of Clubfoot among children attending clubfoot clinic of Orthopaedic  OPD at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram – A Case Control Study

International Journal of Current Medical and Applied Sciences

12(3)159-162 November 2016.


Dr. Indu D, Dr Asha K P, Dr. Mini SS, Dr Anuja U, Bincy Varghese, Nasvin l, Rithesh R

Proportion of households with domestic and peri domestic animals & the burden of animal exposure – A community based cross sectional study

APCRI journal ,Volume XV, Issue I, July 2013


Subha PP, Pillai Geethakumari SM, Athira M, Nujum ZT.

Pattern and risk factors of stroke in the young among stroke patients admitted in medical college hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.

Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2015; 18: 20-3.



Parvathy R S, Nirma joy, P N Sorna , Zinia T Nujum

Risk factors of young Hypertension: A Case Control Study.

Journal of Comprehensive Health.  2015; Volume: 3, Issue-1, pg 31-48.


Athira Mohan, Sabarinadh M.G, Praveen P.S, & Zinia T. Nujum

Risk factor profile of stroke patients with special focus on determinants of severity

Journal of Comprehensive Health Year: 2016; 4(1).



Ramakrishnan D, Nujum ZT, Varghese S, Farook U, Christopher B, Abraham SS, et al.

Scrub Typhus Death: Losing the Precious Time.

SM Trop Med J. 2016; 1(2): 1006.



Rajasi RS, Mathew T, Nujum ZT, Anish TS, Ramachandran R, Lawrence T.

Quality of life and sociodemographic factors associated with poor quality of life in elderly women in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Indian J Public Health 2016; 60:210-5.



Hisham Moosan, Zinia T Nujum.

Theories and Modelling for Health Policy.

Health sciences. July – Septmber2016;3(1)


Lakshmi GG, Soumya Gopakumar, Sreelakshmi PR, Mathew J Valamparampil, Anish TS ,Zinia T Nujum, Rajamohanan K and Vijayakumar K

Epidemiological Methods for Policy Development in Health.

Health sciences. July – September 2016; 3(1):



Zinia T Nujum, Achu Thomas, Vijayakumar K , Thomas Mathew, Saran S Pillai

Estimation of Burden Using Active Dengue Sentinel Surveillance and Fever Surveillance.

Dengue Bulletin. December 2016; 39: 78-68.



Devraj Ramakrishnan, Zinia T. Nujum, Sara Varghese

Scrub typhus: Alert.

Health Sciences. April- June 2016; 2(1): 44-48.


G. M. Divya, Nujum Zinia, P. G. Balagopal, Varghese T. Bipin, Iype Mathew Elizabeth, George Abraham Nebu, Thomas Shaji,

Risk Factors for Post-operative Complications in Primary Oral Cancer Surgery—a Prospective Study.

Indian J Surg Oncol DOI 10.1007/s13193-017-0668-8.


Gupthan L, Nanoo S, Nujum ZT, et al.

Risk factors of depressive disorder in patients with type two diabetes mellitus- study in a tertiary care centre.

J. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci. 2017; 6(89):00-00, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2017/0000.


. Zinia T. Nujum, Jyothi R., Vijayakumar K., Saradevi K.L.

Validity of Dengue Rapid Immunochromatographic Card (ICT) Tests (NS1, IgM and IgG) Kits Compared To Elisa as A Cost Effective Tool for use in Resource Poor Primary Health Care Settings.

Paripex Indian Journal of Research; 7(1) January- 2018: 311-313.



Zinia T. Nujum, Vijayakumar K., Meenakshy V., Saboora Beegum M.

Estimating District Specific Dengue burden in Kerala using Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY).

JMSCR. January 2018; Vol 06(1): 32814-21.



Mathew Joseph Valamparampil, Ananth Mohan,  Chinu Jose, Deepthi Kottassery Sadheesan, Jemin Jose Aby, Prasannakumar Vasudevakaimal, Sara Varghese, Anish Tekkumkara Surendrannair, Achu Laila Ashokan, Resmi Santhakumari Madhusoodhanan, Insija Selene Ilyas,  Amjith Rajeevan, Sreekanth Balakrishnan Karthikeyan, Krishna Sulochana Devadhas, Rajesh Raghunath, Sethulekshmi Surendran, Harikrishnan Muraleedharanpillai, and Zinia Thajudeen Nujum

Role of Geographic Information System in Assessing Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease: An Experience From a Low- and Middle-Income Country.

Asia Pacific Journalof Public Health. 2018; 1-10. Httpps://




Soumya Gopakumar, Sonia Scaria, Achu Thomas, Zinia T. Nujum, Devi Mohan.

Investigation of fever in the eastern borders of Kollam district, Kerala, India.

Int J Community Med Public Health. 2018 Jun; 5(6). DOI:


Prathiksha Giridhran, Zinia.T.Nujum, Anu Kuriakose.

Prevalence and barriers of physical activity among urban women in Kerala, South India -A Cross sectional study.

National Journal of Research in Community Medicine. Vol.6. Sup. Issue 2. 2017(087-091)


Jeena Ramesh, Jose Joseph, Manjula V. D. 


Reproductive tract infections: a self-reported community based study in urban training health centre area of a tertiary care hospital in Kottayam, Kerala, India

International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health


Karthika M, Ramesh Jeena.

Prevalence of thyroid disorders in the coastal plains of Alappuzha, Kerala

J. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci. 2017;6(77):5471-5473,


Anita Sidharthan, M.T. Vijayalakshmi, Sairu Philip, Jeena Ramesh

Effectiveness of Supplementing Didactic Lectures in Cardiovascular Physiology with Intermittent Sessions of Discussions in Improving Academic Performance

International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research


Resmi S, Anil Bindu S, Benny P V

Climacteric symptoms among women residing in a rural area of Kerala state

Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health,8(2020) 1341-1344


Manju l, Anil Bindu s, Regi Jose, Resmi S, Shilpa Prakash, Benny P V

Pandemic anxiety stress scale for pregnant women (PASSP): Development and validation

Innovative journal of Medical and Health Sciences 10(12), 1481-1486


Deena Divakaran Sreelatha, Nithya Girija, Benny Purandaran Vasanthamani, Resmi Samadarsi, Anil Bindu S, Regi Jose, Manju Leelavathy, Divija

Prevalence of domestic violence among married women doing unskilled manual work in a rural area of Trivandrum district

International journal of Community Medicine and Public Health



:   Dr. Indu P S
:   MBBS, MD
:   Dr. Retheesh K H
:   MBBS, MD
:   Dr. Pooja J Nair
:   Dr. Jeena Ramesh
:   Dr. Rekha Rachel Philip
:   Dr. Resmi S
:   Dr. Nisha P L
:   Mr. Dany
:   Statistics
:   Dr. Aiswarya
:   MBBS
:   Dr. Leo Bennet
:   MBBS
:   Dr. Liya Stella john
:   MBBS
:   Dr Akhila Krishnan Y
:   MBBS
:   Dr Shilpa T Kurup
:   MBBS
:   Mr. Balanandan
:   Diploma in Health Inspection