TB & Chest Disease


Since its inception the department of TBCD/Pulmonary Medicine, has made a steady progress. The department has attained great heights and now offers state of the art care. The department attracts patients with complex problems. The department has well trained staffs and has been catering to the needs of the undergraduate students.

Patient care has been maintained well with the exclusive respiratory wards of 20 beds occupancy (10 Male bedded ward + 10 Female bedded ward). High dependency beds for seriously ill patients, with well-equipped Non-invasive and Invasive Mechanical ventilators, well trained staffs and respiratory therapist.

Laboratory support services include a pulmonary function lab with diffusion studies, exercise physiology, ABG analysis. The department also offers diagnostic/therapeutic services namely thoracocentesis, pleural manometry, pleural biopsy, intercostal drainage, pleurodesis. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy will be added shortly. Pulmonary rehabilitation has been initiated in co-ordination with the 1.Department of Physiotherapy for exercise training, postural drainage techniques, 2.Department of Psychiatry for smoking cessation clinic, psychological support for chronic lung diseases such as COPD. Vaccination and nutritional advice done regularly. The department has been actively involved in the implementation of Revised national tuberculosis programme (RNTCP) which is a National programme and the department has been recognized as a Nodal Centre for RNTCP Programme. It has a Designated Microscopy Centre with a well-trained lab technician appointed through the government of Karnataka. Biological samples of Presumptive TB patients are collected and sent for CBNAAT test. All patients diagnosed with TB are counselled about their condition, initiated on antitubercular therapy(ATT) and regularly monitored as per the programme guidelines. The respiratory research wing of the department is involved in “original research” in asthma, COPD, tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases.

1. Outpatient clinics:

Respiratory outpatient services:

All weekdays (9.00 AM to 4 PM)

Saturday (9.00 AM to 1 PM)

COPD clinics monthly every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Asthma clinics monthly 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

2. In-patient services:
Exclusive respiratory wards of 20 beds occupancy (10 Male +10 Female bedded ward).

High dependency beds for seriously ill patients
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME(UG): Bed side clinical case discussion Theory classes