• Wednesday | 23-June-2021

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Dr Upasana Agarwal Head of the Department View Profile

 The Department of Medicine runs a daily medicine OPD and gives internal Medicine consults to patients of Respiratory Medicine attending the Institute's OPD and IPD. The department manages a variety of chronic medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac diseases, renal failures, neurological complication, etc. It also provides consults on issues like arrythmias, dyselectrolytemia, septicaemia etc to patients admitted in the respiratory ICU at the institute.

Department of Medicine also runs a free ART Centre under the aegis of National AIDS Control Organization. The centre is having one Senior Medical Officer (SMO), one Counselor, one Data manager, one Staff nurse and one Lab technician. Comprehensive HIV care facilities are provided at the ART Centre. These include free of cost antiretroviral therapy, free CD 4 testing, treatment and prophylaxis of opportunistic infections, patient and family counseling as well as pre-ART support and care services. The centre follows stringent recording and reporting procedures and regularly reports to the National AIDS Control Organization.

The major achievement of the department of medicine during the past year has been its involvement in 5 new HIV research projects. Of special mention is an international research collaboration with Dr. Patricia Price's group from Perth, University of Western Australia, who are pioneers in immune reconstitution disease (IRD). The department has also organized a 2 week international collaborative training program with SEARCH, Thailand (South East Asia Research Collaboration with Hawaii) on advanced HIV training of teams involved in HIV care in India.

The Department of Medicine hopes to provide quality care to people availing its services and to lead in research and training activities in the future.