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অখিল ভাৰতীয় আয়ুৰ্বিজ্ঞান প্ৰতিষ্ঠান, গুৱাহাটী

अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, गुवाहाटी

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Guwahati


Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

The Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy was started on  November 23rd, 2022 when Dr Mary Zothanpuii Chhangte joined as Assistant Professor. It started its Outpatient services immediately after its inception along with Teleconsultation services. The Department aims to serve as the “Centre of Excellence” to cater to the people of Northeast India in diagnosing and treating cutaneous skin conditions.
Currently, the Department consists of an Assistant Professor, One Junior Resident (non-academic), and two Nursing officers. 
The department, in collaboration with  other departments, has conducted a Symposium on World Leprosy Day with the theme, “End Leprosy; fostering partnerships.”  
A Leprosy Sensitisation program was also conducted in the nearby community to mark World Leprosy Day.
The department is currently engaged in Undergraduate teaching  and regular Interdisciplinary discussions  

Vision and Mission:

The Department of Dermatology aims to provide,” Excellent Care” in the area of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy. It seeks to correctly diagnose and treat dermatological conditions in the best possible way at affordable costs to the people of North East India.
We aim to conduct research to attain new knowledge on the subject to improve patient care.
The department also seeks to start Postgraduate training soon.
A Postdoctoral certificate course in Dermatopathology will be started in collaboration with the Department of Pathology.

Services Provided :

The department provides daily Outpatient Services on Mondays to Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.

It also provides Teleconsultation services on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Upcoming services:

  • Starting of a ‘Suraksha Clinic’ for Sexually Transmitted Infections under the National AIDS Control Organisation, Assam and  a ‘Leprosy Clinic’ under the National Leprosy Eradication Programme, Assam has been initiated and is expected to commence  soon.
  • Phototherapy, Cryotherapy and Laser therapy services will be provided soon.
  • Minor surgical procedures including treatment for Moles, Scars, Vitiligo, Cysts, Skin tumours, etc will be done.
  • Starting of Specialised Clinics for Contact Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Immunobullous disorders, Paediatric Dermatology is being planned.

Dr. Mary Zothanpuii Chhangte
Assistant Professor