::Departments : Clinical : Thoracic Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF THORACIC MEDICINE,
GOVERNMENT. RAJAJI HOSPITAL

 

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT












THE DEPT. OF THORACIC MEDICINE WHICH WAS RUN AS A T.B CLINIC, SINCE ITS ORIGIN,
BECAME A THORACIC MEDICINE DEPT. FROM 2004 WITH THE INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENTS
LIKE FIBRE-OPTIC BRONCHOSCOPY AND SPIROMETRY.

IT CONSISTS OF OP BLOCK(62) AT GOVT. RAJAJI HOSPITAL WHICH HOUSES THE OP CLINIC AND
OTHER RELATED ROOMS AND WARD 120 IN ADJACENT BLOCK WHICH HAS AN IN PATIENT
STRENGTH OF 22 BEDS.
FROM 1990 THE DEPT. OF T.B & CHEST DISEASES AT GRH WAS INTEGRATED WITH THE GOVT
HOSPITAL OF THORACIC MEDICINE, AUSTINPATTY, THOPPUR WHICH HAS NOW 207 BEDS.

PRESENT STATUS OF THE DEPARTMENT

THE OPD IN GRH PREMISES IS FUNCTIONING DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.
ON AN AVERAGE 120 TO 130 PATIENTS ATTEND THE OP EVERYDAY MAINLY AS REFERRAL FROM
GEN. MEDICINE AND OTHER DEPTS.
THERE IS AN RNTCP CELL FUNCTIONING WITH A MEDICAL OFFICER(ON CONTRACT BASIS)
RNTCP LABORATORY WITH 2 LAB. TECHNICIANS AND ONE TB HEALTH VISITOR.
THE OPD IS AT PRESENT MANNED BY A SINGLE ASST. PROFESSOR AND THE PROF. OF THORACIC
MEDICINE.
THE T.B. CASES THAT ARE DIAGNOSED ARE REGISTERD AT THE RNTCP CELL AND REFERRED
TO THE NEAREST DOT CENTRES OR ADMITTED AT THE GOVT HOSPITAL OF THORACIC
MEDICINE,THOPPUR IF THEY ARE VERY SICK.

DISEASES LIKE BR. ASTHMA PNEUMONIA , COPD, LUNG ABSCESS & OTHER SICK NON TB CASES
ARE ADMITTED IN WARD 120 AND TREATED.
THE DEPT. IS NOW EQUIPPED WITH A FIBRE-OPTIC BRONCHOSCOPY AND SPIROMETRY WHICH
WERE INSTALLED IN 2004.
DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES LIKE BRONCHOSCOPY PULM FUNCTION TESTS AND THERAPEUTIC
PROCEDURES LIKE PLEURODESIS,PLEURAL DRAINAGE ARE DONE.

ACADEMIC COURSES PRESENTLY GOING ON : NIL

NO. OF FACULTY SANCTIONED, NON TEACHING STAFF
THE MEDICAL OFFICERS ARE UNDER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GOVT. HOSP. OF THORACIC
MEDICINE, THOPPUR.
ONE STAFF NURSE FOR OPD, ONE HOSP. WORKER, 0NE TB HEALTH VISITOR ARE POSTED FROM
THE ESTD. OF GRH.

FACILITIES & SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT


  1. OP TREATMENT SERVICES FOR ALL CHEST AILMENTS
  2. RNTCP CELL EQUIPPED WITH STATE OF ART FLUORESCENT MICROSCOPE WITH LED DISPLAY FOR ACCURATE DETECTION OF AFB
  3. SPIROMETRY- FOR DIAGNOSIS OF COPD, BRONCHIAL ASTHMA
  4. BRONCHOSCOPY - DIAGNOSTIC & THERAPEUTIC
  5. NEBULISATION
  6. MANAGEMENT OF DRUG RESISTANT TB AT DOTSPLUS SITE WARD AT THOPPUR.


PRIZES & AWARDS CONSTITUTED BY THE DEPT: NIL

NO. OF UNITS,ADMISSION DAYS, OP TIMINGS
NO. OF UNITS: ONE
OP CLINICS: ALL DAYS( EXCEPT SUNDAYS) 8AM TO 12 AM
ANNUAL AVERAGE OP & IP
OUT PATIENTS : 36000 app. Per year
INPATIENTS: 4400 app. Per year
SPECIAL CLINICS CONDUCTED: NIL

FOR LABS
SPUTUM TESTING FOR AFB BY FLUORESCENT STAINING DONE AT RNTCP LAB.
NO. OF SPUTUM EXAMS. DONE : 8023
SPUTUM POSITIVE FOR AFB : 1716
OTHER HAEMATOLICAL PATHOLOGICAL & BIOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS ARE DONE AT GRH
GENERAL LABORATORY.
SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS :
PULM. FUNCTION TESTS DONE : 394
BRONCHOSCOPY DONE : 249
MANTOUX DONE : 1639
X RAYS TAKEN : : 1200
( ALL FIGURES FROM JAN 2012 TO DEC 2012


 


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