Department of RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

Objectives


  1.  Providing Specialized Respiratory Care: The primary objective of the Department of Respiratory Medicine is to deliver specialized and compassionate care for patients with respiratory conditions, aiming to improve lung health and overall well-being.
  2. Diagnostic Excellence: We are committed to accurate and timely diagnosis of respiratory diseases through state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and cutting-edge techniques.
  3. Personalized Treatment Plans: Our department focuses on developing individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
  4.  Promoting Respiratory Health Awareness: We strive to raise awareness about respiratory health issues, preventive measures, and lifestyle modifications for better lung health within the community.
  5.  To achieve excellence in teaching to undergraduate students in medicine and allied health courses by equipping them with competencies that will enable them to be well- rounded professionals

Facilities


The Department of Respiratory Medicine is well equipped with advanced facilities to support comprehensive respiratory care. Our facilities include:

  • Pulmonary Function Testing Lab: State-of-the-art lab for conducting lung function tests, allowing for accurate diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory conditions.
  • Bronchoscopy Suite: Well-equipped suite for performing diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopies, offering minimally invasive procedures.
  • Chest X-ray and Imaging: Advanced radiology services for accurate diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory conditions.
  • DOTS Centre: A designated center for the Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) program to manage tuberculosis effectively.
  • Referral Unit: A specialized referral unit for patients with complex or advanced respiratory conditions, providing multidisciplinary care.
  • Ultrasonography (USG): We offer ultrasonography services to aid in the assessment of respiratory conditions and guide certain procedures.
  • High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) Chest: Our department provides HRCT chest imaging to obtain detailed cross-sectional images of the lungs, aiding in the diagnosis of various lung diseases.

Departmental Activities


1. Diagnostic Services: Our team offers a wide range of diagnostic services, including pulmonary function tests, bronchoscopies, sleep studies, and thoracic imaging.

2. Management of Respiratory Conditions: We provide comprehensive management for respiratory diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung diseases, and lung infections.

3. Smoking Cessation Programs: Our department conducts smoking cessation programs, assisting individuals in quitting smoking and reducing the risk of respiratory illnesses.

4. Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy: We offer allergy testing and personalized immunotherapy for patients with allergic respiratory conditions.

5. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: We provide pulmonary rehabilitation programs to help patients optimize their lung function and improve their quality of life.
6. Free Diagnostic Camps: Our department collaborates with local organizations to conduct health screenings camps.
7. Celebration of World TB Day 24 March and activities every year

Awards & Achievements


  • Dr. Rohit Amale – Award for outstanding achievement. For exceptional performance as a member of the global consortium for drug resistant TB diagnostics and for lasting contributions to global public health and tb control. Signed by Antonino Catanzaro, M.D. GCDD, Project Director.
  • Research Activities


    The Department of Respiratory Medicine actively engages in research activities aimed at improving respiratory health. Our research areas include:

    • Investigation of novel treatments for respiratory conditions..
    • Studies on the impact of environmental factors on lung health.
    • Research on lung health disparities and community-based interventions.


    Other Initiatives


    Our department collaborates with local schools and organizations to conduct respiratory health awareness campaigns and preventive health screenings. We actively participate in lung health advocacy programs to promote clean air initiatives and reduce environmental risks.