Medicine

Medicine

SERVICE

The health professionals in the department care for about 140,000 outpatients and 11,000 inpatients every year. A 26-bedded ICU offers high quality, cost-effective care to seriously sick patients with a wide spectrum of medical disorders. The four wards in the department house 192 inpatients. Over the five decades, the department has seen an epidemiological transition of diseases - from acute infectious disease to chronic lifestyle. A 10 bedded cardiac ICU and Cath lab offers intensive coronary care, and services of angiography and angioplasty to cardiac patients. In May 2013 the Department of Medicine shifted to the state-of art, 192-bedded new building. The Outpatient department has an electronic queue management system. The OPD also offers stress test, continuous ambulatory blood pressure, Holter monitoring, and spirometry. The 26-bed ICU offers excellent tertiary level critical care at affordable prices and is well equipped with ICU pendants, multi-para monitors, and ventilators. A hemodialysis unit with nine hemodialysis machines offers round the clock service to outpatients as well as in-patients. On 30 Aug 2014 President, Kasturba Health Society, inaugurated the cardiac ICU (ICCU) and Catheterization lab. The 10-bedded cardiac ICU is well equipped. The angiography suite is equipped with sophisticated technology that produces high-resolution images with the lowest dose of radiation possible. On 16 Dec 2014 the first cardiac catheterization was done. On 27 Feb 2015, the first angioplasty was performed in our Cath lab. Over the five year, more than 3500 angiograms and 600 angioplasties have been performed.

In May 2013 the Department of Medicine shifted to the state-of art, 192-bedded new building. The Outpatient department has an electronic queue management system. New machines for stress test and pulmonary function tests have also been installed. There is also provision for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring as well as Holter monitoring. The 26-bed ICU offers excellent tertiary level critical care at affordable prices and is well equipped with ICU pendants, non-invasive monitors, ventilators etc. A hemodialysis unit with 3 hemodialysis machines offers round the clock service to outpatients as well as in-patients. On 30 Aug 2014 the cardiac ICU (ICCU) and Catheterization lab was inaugurated by President, Kasturba Health Society. The 10 bedded state of the art cardiac ICU is well equipped with cardiac monitors, Echocardiography etc. The new angiography suite is equipped with sophisticated technology that produces high resolution images with the lowest dose of radiation possible. On 16 Dec 2014 the first cardiac catheterization was done. On 27 Feb 2015, the first angioplasty was performed in our Cathlab.

EDUCATION

BBeginning 1982, 150 residents have obtained their MD from the department, many of whom went on to super- specialize in diverse areas. The department has kept track with modern technology, but has not forgotten the importance of bedside medicine. With close to 300 postgraduate teaching sessions a year, it provides a learning platform to the residents where they acquire and hone their clinical skills; learn the art of critically appraising, interpreting and presenting medical articles and take part in morbidity and mortality audits. The department enrols four residents every year. In addition to MD (Medicine) programme, recognized by the Medical Council of India, the department has been running a diploma in Geriatric Medicine (Indira Gandhi National Open University).

RESEARCH

The department focuses on research issues that are locally relevant but possess a global focus: infectious diseases (TB and leprosy), epidemiology of coronary heart diseases and hypertension and accuracy of history and physical examination. The department was a part of National Task Force projects on TB run by Indian Council of Medical Research. The department has also won research grants from external peer- reviewed funding agencies such as Fogarty AIDS Research and Training Program, USA; Canadian Institute of Health Research; Population Health Research Institute, Canada; National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) and United Health Group, USA. With 507 (159 PubMed listed) peer reviewed publications in high-quality journals, the research from the department hasn’t escaped the eyes of the connoisseurs, worldwide. A senior physician from the department has voluntarily ventured in to community health, investing considerable time, energy and efforts to understand the association between socio-economic issues and individual health of villagers, the dynamics of community-based health insurance scheme and determinants of health and disease in the rural areas.

Article Type

Publications

PubMed Listed

Original Article

150

84

Case Report

114

45

Perspective

61

1

Review Article

50

5

Editorial

24

1

News

22

4

Drug Review

17

0

Update

14

0

Letter to Editor

10

8

Book

9

0

Comment

8

5

Book review

6

0

Obituary

5

0

Pictorial Quiz

4

0

Book Chapter

4

0

Systematic Review

3

3

Medical Education

3

1

History

2

1

Study Protocol

1

1

Total

507

159

Faculty

OP Gupta

OP Gupta

Senior Consultant & Emeritus Professor

AP Jain

AP Jain

Senior Consultant & Emeritus Professor

Ulhas Jajoo

Ulhas Jajoo

Director Professor

SP Kalantri

SP Kalantri

Director Professor & Medical Superintendent

Jyoti Jain

Jyoti Jain

Professor & Head

Bharati Taksande

Bharati Taksande

Professor

Amrish Saxena

Amrish Saxena

Professor

Samir Yelwatkar

Samir Yelwatkar

Professor

Vishakha Jain

Vishakha Jain

Professor

Sumedh Jajoo

Sumedh Jajoo

Associate Professor

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