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TB And Respiratory Diseases

TB And Respiratory Diseases

The Department of TB and Respiratory Diseases is actively involved in teaching, training and research in the field of TB & Respiratory Diseases. The faculty of the department assists the government of India in developing strategies for TB control and in implementation of the same. The faculty has contributed significantly to the development of national guidelines in India for management of tuberculosis, Multi Drug Resistant-Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and pediatric tuberculosis under the national program. Dr. Rohit Sarin and Dr. Rupak Singla are members of various technical committees in the Central Tuberculosis Division at the national level. 

The administrative constitution of the department is as follows:-

Head, Dept. of TB & Respiratory Diseases: Dr. Rupak Singla 

Unit I: (OPD Days: Monday & Thursday)

1.      In charge: Dr. Sushil Munjal

2.      Specialists: Dr. Sushil Munjal, Dr. J. K. Saini, Dr. Amit Sharma

3.      Chief Medical Officers: Dr. Vikram Vohra,  Dr.Rakesh Aggarwal

4.      Resident Doctors:  

5.      Two Senior Residents

6.      Four to Five Junior Residents

Unit II: (OPD Days: Tuesday & Friday)

1.   In charge: Dr. Rupak Singla

2.   Specialists: Dr. Rupak Singla, Dr. Puneet Arora, Dr. Saroj Kumari Meena, Dr. Ananya Prabhu

3.   Chief Medical Officers: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Kapil Kumar Mathuria

4.  Consultant   : Dr. Sanjay Singh

5.   Resident Doctors:

a.   Two Senior Residents

b.   Four to five Junior Residents 

Unit III: (OPD Days: Wednesday &   Saturday)

1.  In charge: Dr. M.M. Puri

2.  Specialists: Dr. M.M. Puri, Dr. Lokender Kumar, Dr. Prabhpreet Sethi, Dr. Ashish Ranjan

3.  Chief Medical Officers: Dr. Anil Kumar Jain, Dr. Rajesh Kumar

4.  Resident Doctors:

a.   Two Senior Residents

b.    Four to five Junior Residents 

Inpatient services: The Department has indoor wards for 354 beds including 20 emergency room beds.  The department provides inpatient care to tuberculosis, lung cancer and other non-TB respiratory diseases patients and free anti-retrovirus treatment to patients suffering from TB-HIV co-infection. For acutely ill patients the department is associated with 14 bedded ICU. There are twelve experienced senior chest consultants and seven Chief Medical Officers, one Senior Medical Officer and one Medical Officer. In addition, there are thirteen senior & 42 junior resident doctors working on tenure basis for the care of the patients. 

Emergency Services: Since 1st April 2009 Institute has started emergency ward of 20 beds for care of patients reporting in emergency. 

Special Chest Clinics: For patients suffering from various non-tuberculous chest diseases special clinics are also run by the department such as Cancer clinic, smoking cessation clinic, Allergy clinic, Sleep clinic and Physiotherapy clinic. 

Out Patient Services: The Department has an out-patient department (OPD) with an average daily attendance of 750 - 800 patients and 210 - 220 new chest symptomatic per day. The OPD runs from 9 AM to 1 PM. The registration in OPD is done from 8.30 AM to 12 noon. 

Trainings: The Department is actively involved in the training of various medical and paramedical personnel in implementation of strategies under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP). The institute also conducts training for Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Tests, Sleep Medicine and ICU. The department is actively involved in organizing Continuing Medical Education program (CME), seminars, conferences on different aspects of diagnosis and management of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases. 

Post graduate DNB (Respiratory Medicine) Course: The Institute is recognized Centre for post-graduate DNB (Respiratory Diseases) degree course since 1999. Now, the institute has been accredited for ten primary and nine secondary DNB seats per year. Regular teaching activities such as seminars, journal club, faculty lectures, grand case presentation, mortality meetings, pathological conference, radiological conference, and bed-side clinical round are routinely carried out. Annual Academic Teaching Schedule for the DNB students for the whole year can be viewed at DNB section under Academics.

Research Activities: The faculty members of the department are involved in several multi-centric trials at international level and other research projects within the country. Besides this all DNB students submit research projects as a part of their DNB course. The details of the various research activities have been mentioned under research section.

The publications of the faculty of the institute can be viewed under research section and in the annual report section.

Procedures: Numerous diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures are routinely carried out in the department such as:

  1. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)
  2. Fiber Optic Bronchoscopy (FOB)
  3. Rigid Bronchoscopy
  4. Intercostal Tube Thoracostomy
  5. Ultrasound guided FNAC and Trucut  Biopsy
  6. CT guided FNAC
  7. Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  8. Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  9. Complete Pulmonary Function Testing including Spirometry, Lung Volume, Body Plethysmography and Diffusion Capacity
  10. Medical Thoracoscopy 
  11. Cryotherapy
  12. Electro-Cautery