Symbiosis International University offers medical facilities for all its students, teaching and non-teaching staff through Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC).
1) Annual Health Checkup:
Annual health check-up of the students of Symbiosis is conducted and a detailed record is maintained electronically on web based, HIPAA compliant software and hosted on Microsoft Azure Cloud in Asian data centre. Consultants/ Specialists from different disciplines (Physician, Ophthalmologist, ENT specialist & Dentist) conduct the Annual Health Check-up including Lab investigations (Haemogram & Urine examination).
2) Pre-employment Check-up:
Every perspective candidate is required to complete the process of Pre-Employment health check-up at Symbiosis Centre of Health Care which includes a check-up by Consultants/ Specialists from different disciplines (Physician, Ophthalmologist, ENT specialist & Dentist), Lab investigations (Haemogram, Blood Group & Rh typing, Urine examination, Fasting Blood sugar examination), Chest X-Ray & Electrocardiogram.
3) Out Patient Department (OPD) services:
SCHC offers Out Patient Department services at all campuses of Symbiosis.
4) Dental OPD services:
SCHC offers Dental OPD services consisting of procedures such as scaling & polishing, tooth fillings (aesthetic & silver), caps & bridges & root canal treatment.
5) Medical Insurance for students & staff:
Every student & staff at Symbiosis is covered under a unique group medical insurance scheme with the National Insurance Company (NIC). Details on the Health Insurance Process at Symbiosis can be found under the Insurance tab.
6) Diet Counselling by Nutritionist:
To address the Diet Related Disorders (DRD), one to one counselling of the students is also carried out by a qualified Nutritionist with prior appointment.
7) Consultancy for Symbi Nutri Eat (SNE):
SCHC offers consultancy for SNE to Symbiosis schools as under:
1) Advice on nutrition aspects and menu planning to SNE by qualified nutritionist.
2) Supervision by Nutritionist in Pune & Nashik to ensure adherence to menu and to check quality of cooked food being served in Pune and Nashik
8) HIV testing Policy:
All International Students are required to undergo HIV testing at SCHC (once only at the time of admission).
9) Inspection of Eating Establishments & Campus:
The Campus Medical Officer and the Nutritionist along with the campus administrator conduct inspection of eating establishments (mess/ canteen) & campus three times a year in September (initial inspection), January and May (review inspection). The inspection parameters include:
- Hygiene/ sanitation of general surroundings
- Detailed inspection of hygiene of cooking & dining area including checking quality of cooked & uncooked food
- Checking ration stores
- Water testing through a public health laboratory
- Disposal of waste system
- Health check-up of cooks & food handlers.
10) Campus Health Advisory Committee (CHAC):
The SIU has set up CHAC on all campuses of Symbiosis as a forum for all stakeholders to voice their concerns on various health related issues of students & staff. The objectives of this committee are:
- To establish and review the student communications strategy for health care services
- To review all health care policies and make recommendations accordingly
- To advise the management on aspects relating to student & staff health care facility
Composition of Committee
Campus Administrator – Chairman
Medical Superintendent – Coopted member
Campus Medical Officer – Member Secretary
Registrar/Admin Officer from each institute of the campus
One girl and one boy student from each institute of the campus
Dietician, under arrangements of SCHC, if required
Life coach (Counsellor) under arrangement of SCHC, if required
Executive officer/Admin Officer/Incharge Health Club from RWC.
Public Health expert/Gove. Health Officials may be co-opted under arrangements of SCHC
Progress report on issues is given by all concerned to Campus Medical Officer and Campus Administrator, thereafter monthly progress on points not addressed / partially addressed are given till the issue is resolved or discussed in the next CHAC meeting.
11) Authentication of Leave on medical grounds:
Students do suffer from ailments or accidental injuries which keep them away from their academic curriculum. Any sickness absenteeism should be notified by the concerned student to the Campus Medical Officer, SCHC on the first day of illness, on the phone / SMS / E-mail / Fax / in person.
12) Authentication for “Diffrently abled Category”:
In compliance to Govt. Directives on disability guidelines issued by the office of the Chief Commissioner for persons with disabilities vide Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment New Delhi notification no. 16-18/97 on dated 01st June 2001 and University Grant Commission notification No. F.6-1/2006 (CPP-II/SCT) dated 30/09/2009, SIU has made provision of reserving 3% seats for Differently Abled Category (DAC) students in all the constituent institutes of SIU.
The candidate applying for admission to any constituent Institute of Symbiosis International University under the said category should produce a certificate issued by a Competent Authority.
The student would be required to visit SCHC between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm at SCHC, S.B. Road, Pune.
The student should carry all relevant medical documents/certificates / reports.
13) Health Education Programme:
In the present era with changing lifestyle and decreasing parent children communication, increasing stress, schools & colleges are looked at with lot of expectations to prevent health problems in students. In our endeavor to address this issue, SCHC under the Healthy Pune Campaign has been conducting health awareness lectures to School & College Students. These talks are delivered by experts in a simple yet engaging manner to instill confidence related to primary health issues in the student community.
The following health talks are conducted under the School Health Education Programme (SHEP)
1) Golden Rules for great health
2) Adolescent health (separate for boys and girls)
3) Prevention is better than cure
4) A stitch in time saves nine (First Aid)
6) Warm up and cool down
7) Posture, Rest & Exercise
8) Dental Health
1) Road Safety
2) Computer Ergonomics
3) Health and Wellness
4) Stress Management (Help save a Life).
5) Pleasure Management
The following health talks are conducted under the College Health education Programme (CHEP)
14 ) Organization of Blood Donation Drive:
Every year Blood Donation Camp is organized under Community Outreach Programme on 31st July to celebrate International Students Day in various campuses of Symbiosis. Medical Officers from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care along with the MBA (Hospital & Health Care) & Emergency Medical Professionals from Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences jointly work for the success of this event. The occasion is given a boost by arranging skits and posters.