Overview

The Department of General Medicine is the backbone of the hospital, which has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1956.

Services

Services offered include out-patient care, in-patient management in the 35 bedded medical wards, 24 hour Emergency and special clinics for Diabetes, Respiratory diseases, Dermatology and Psychiatry, and Podiatry.

OPD Services On Weekdays Include:

  • Diagnosis/ follow up for chronic conditions e.g. Diabetes, Hypertension, Bronchial Asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), IHD (Ischemic heart disease), CCF (congestive cardiac failure), Thyroid illness, Tuberculosis etc.
  • Diagnosis and management of a variety of minor ailments.
  • On an average 400 to 500 patients are seen daily.

 

 

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Medical Ward

  • Inpatient management of patients with Pneumonia, COPD exacerbations, Urinary tract infections, Sepsis with co-morbidities, like diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, severe anaemia, GI bleeds, liver disease, infectious disease etc.
  • Performing procedures like thoracocentesis, paracentesis, synovial tap, lumbar puncture.
  • If necessary, patients are referred to other hospitals or specialist clinics for further investigation.
  • Health education and advice to patients and caregivers for patient-care at home.
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24-Hour Emergency Services

Being in a rural location, the General Hospital must deal with snake, scorpion envenomation, severe sepsis, acute MI, acute pulmonary oedema, hypertensive urgencies, DKA, HSS, Electrolyte abnormalities, acute severe asthma, CVA, paediatric emergencies, and other cases presenting to Emergency.