The department of Medicine

Initially covered all specialties till super-specialties like Gastroenterology and Nephrology were created, to which Neurology was added and are now working as fully fledged departments. The department continues to have specialties such as Oncology, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and Endocrinology. It has consultants who are capable of diagnosing and treating complicated medical problem in the fields of diabetes and endocrinology, rheumatology, pulmonology, clinical hematology, medical oncology, infectious diseases, HIV and AIDS and primary immunological disorders. 

Diabetes Mellitus & Endocrinology 

The department has experienced consultant who supervises comprehensive assessment of Type I & Type 11 diabetes patients for micro vascular and macro vascular complications. The work-up includes glycosylated hemoglobin (HbAlc), 24 hour urinary proteins and creatinine clearance, nerve conduction velocities (NCV), echocardiography and carotid intimal thickness. Newer insulin analogues, oral antidiabetics - rosiglitazone, repaglinide, glimepdde and new lipid lowering drugs - statins and fibric acid derivatives are being used. The emphasis is on prevention, early detection and control of diabetes and its complications. The recently started Department of Endocrinology carries out special investigations for checking urinary microalbuminuria, BCA (Body composition analysis) and tests for the assessment of autonomic neuropathy. 

Rheumatology 

The department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology runs a rheumatology OPD with advanced laboratory back-up geared to diagnose and treat rheumatological problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus "hematosus, progressive systemic sclerosis, sero negative spondyloarthropathy etc. Joint aspirations and intra articular injections are given on an outpatient basis. A large number of patients are on disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS) with good results. 

HIV & AIDS 


HIV positive and AIDS patients are treated in the hospital. ELISA (by three different assays) CD4 counts and viral loads are available for diagnosis, managing opportunistic infections and instituting antiretroviral therapy. The department has a consultant on the panel of National AIDS Control Organization for national guidelines for antiretroviral therapy. 

Clinical Hematology

The department of hematology is experienced in diagnosing and managing various blood disorders including nutritional and hemolytic anemia’s, hemoglobin disorders (hemoglobinopathies ), myelodysplastic syndromes, bleeding and clotting disorders. Bone marrow aspirations and biopsies are being routinely carried out at the bed side. Clinical hematology is backed by hematology laboratory 

Pulmonology 
The department of Pulmonologist has a senior pulmonologist with his team. It is equipped with the latest machines to carry out various pulmonary function tests and has expertise in giving respiratory support with different modes and equipment. Fibrotic bronchoscopy and transbronchial biopsies are also done. 

Oncology 
The department of Oncology has an experienced consultant and has a day care centre to give short term chemotherapy. The Oncology department along with department of Surgery, ENT and Gynecology organizes free cancer detection camps in different parts of North India. The Oncology department gives highly specialized chemotherapy for hematology and solid tumors. The department is also undertaking bone marrow transplants. 

Intensive Care

Since time is crucial for patients with life threatening infections (septicemia), the department has a back-up of microbiology with its rapid diagnostic culture, techniques (BacT/Alert) which help in the management of patients. Sick patients are treated in the ICU where there are critical care specialists (including anesthetists) who coordinate with the medicine department utilizing state of the art equipment such as respirators, cardiac monitors, pulse oximeters and defibrillators. Assessment of patients and their efficient monitoring is done with advanced blood gas analyzers.