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Department Services

A Peep in the Past:
The Pulmonary Medicine Unit was first started in early 2010, functioning within the premises of the department of the General Medicine. It was in late 2010 that the department started to expand phase wise with independent infrastructure. The Department of Pulmonary Medicine at that time was a small unit with a functional OP Department and only one faculty member in position. Presently, the department has all the necessary faculty strength and infrastructure on par with MCI norms.

 

A Glimpse of the Present:

Out - Patient Department:

The Out-Patient Department located in the Ground floor (Number 5) of the Hospital Block functions on all working days of the hospital and caters to an average of 100 patients per day who come not only from the surrounding locale but from the far villages in the neighboring Tamilnadu too. The entire process of patient registration, referral for investigation and admission (if deemed necessary) is fully computerized. The cases catered to in the OPD include Bronchial Asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, pleural diseases etc.

 

In-Patient Services:

The Department of Pulmonary Medicine caters to inpatient care through 30 exclusive beds in the General ward—15 for Male patients and 15 for Female patients. The department also has exclusive Isolation rooms for Infectious cases.

 

  
Facilities available in the Wards:
  1. Portable Oxygen Concentrators
  2. Nebulizers
  3. Multipara monitors
  4. Crash Cart facility
  5. Chest Physiotherapy
  6. Ward Demonstration Room for students
  7. Procedure room
  8. Round the clock lab services 
 

Pulmonary Function Laboratory:
The Department has a dedicated PFT LAB for performing Spirometry tests to diagnose and monitor airway diseases. The spirometry services are offered totally free of cost. The tests are performed with RMS –Spiro Spiro meter with in-built printer. The lab also caters to the research activities in the department. 

 
Bronchoscopy Suite:

The Bronchoscopy procedure is done in an exclusive suite maintained by a dedicated staff experienced in endoscopy procedures.
The various procedures performed through the bronchoscope are:

  1. Bronchial washings
  2. Bronchial brushings
  3. Endobronchial biopsies
  4. Transbronchial biopsies
  5. Bronchial lavage 

 

RNTCP-DOTS CENTER:

The Department of Pulmonary Medicine at IGMC &RI has been recognized as a ‘Designated Microscopy cum DOTS Centre’ under the revised National Tuberculosis Control Program by the Puducherry State TB Control Office since March 2011. The diagnostic services under RNTCP are carried out by a RNTCP trained Technician with emphasis on quality Smear Microscopy. The department has made provisions to arrange for free anti-TB treatment to all diagnosed patients under the program.

 

 

 

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