::Departments : Clinical : Hepatology
Short History of the Department
 The diseases of the liver were traditionally managed under Medical Gastro Enterology but the department of Hepatology is created to improve the treatment of liver diseases to serve the poor people effectively. It is an unique department and is First of its kind in South India and Second in India. Liver clinic sanctioned as per G.O. Ms. No. 134, Health & Family Welfare Dept. Dated& 07.08.2006, was inaugurated at the Rajiv Gandhi Govt. General Hospital, by the Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, on 6th December 2006 to cater to the needs of patients with liver disorders. It had the unique distinction of being the first of its kind in a Government Hospital in the State. Primary objectives is to provide comprehensive services for liver disease patient under one roof, document the liver disorder, introduce preventive and promotive health programs, develop teaching, training program for students of health science on liver disorders, undertake research activities, Organize information & Education and Communications.
Academic activities
Type of Courses (Medical ) 
Name of the Course DM Hepatology approved to start Pending MCI Verification
approved for the Ph.D by Dr.M.G.R Medical University.
Periodic academic activities held in the department
Training for MD Post Graduates Theory allowed for Under Graduates.
Quiz for undergraduates.
Research and Publications ( National and International - for the past 5 years / year wise)
  1. Establish facilities to develop humanized mouse models for in vivo testing of candidate vaccines and antivirals.
  2. Creation of Blood and Tissue Bio Bank to facilitate Basic and Clinical Research on HCV. The Proposal must include a management, sharing sustenance plan.
  3. Establish facilities for propagation of HCV to high Titers in cell culture with traditional end point.
  4. Develop improved and Low cost diagnostic assaySystems for HCV. The Proposal must include a blindedTesting and validation.
  5. Studies on Immune responses and pathogenesis of HCV Genotype 3 replicons in Indian Patients.
  6. A study on the prevalence of genetic variation in IL28 with Chronic Hepatitis C and serum IL28 levels in South Indian Population.
  7. Develop HCV genotype 3 replicons and infectious molecular clones; identification of adaptive mutations and understanding their biological mechanisms.                                                     
Papers published
1) Cutaneous Manifestation of Chronic Liver Disease, Dr. K. Narayanasamy,The Indian Practitioner Vol64 No. 12,                                    
2) The Role of Prevention in Hepatitis –B,K.Narayansamy,  Antiseptic aug 2011 Vol 108 No 8    
3) Hepatitis B and pregnancy : challenges in India, K.Narayansamy,Journal of the Indian Medical Association Vol 109 No.10
4) A Randomised open lablecomparitive study of oral branched chain aminoacids in patient's with minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Narayansamy.K, Nandhini.National Journal of Basic Medical Sciences Vol II, Issue 2 Oct- Dec 2011     
Prizes and Award constituted by the Department
Prizes and Awards won
CMEs’, Workshops / conferences conducted by the department ( past 5 years / year wise)
    Liver clinics 2012 national CME
Services Offered
No Of Units -1
OP days & timing: Monday to Friday &10.Am To 12 noon
I P Unit & Admission day: Monday to Friday
Bed Strength of department
 Male               20
Female             10
Intensive Care  04
Average O.P.-150 Patients per day
Average I.P. - 20  Patients per day
Types of Surgeries Performed -Nil
Special Clinic Conducted by the department- IOG  ANC  Hepatology OP
List of Laboratory tests performed
RFT, HBV panel,
HCV Panel,
Alpha feto Protein
Ultrasonogram abdomen and
UGI scopy.

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