I.HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College was started in 1986. Foundation stone was laid by late Sri. Rajiv Gandhi, the Prime minister in 1987. MCI recognition was got in 1996.
Our Hospital is the tertiary care centercatering patients from the surrounding 4 districts. The THORACIC MEDICINE department functions as a separate Outpatient Department, Inpatient, Bronchoscopy suite, procedure suite and pulmonary function lab. We have pulmonology wards (10+10), Tuberculosis wards (10+10) and MDR TB wards (2+1). We see around 40,000 outpatients per year and admissions of more than 500 patients per year.
We have trained faculties for interventional pulmonology to perform Bronchoscopic procedures (Bronchial wash, BAL, Endo-bronchial toileting, Biopsy and PBBx) and Pleurocentesis, Intercostal drainage, Pleurodesis and Sonographic guided procedures. We have portable Video Bronchoscopy for bronchoscopic procedures, Spirometry and Peak flow meter for airway disease assessments. We have Special Clinics for airway diseases(Asthma and COPD) and Pulmonary Rehab. Clinic. And we are conducting National Tuberculosis Eradication Program and Pilot Project of Kasanoi Erapilla Thittam (KET) .
1.OUR DEPARTMENT PAST HOD
* PROF DR SRIDHAR MD, DTCD
FACULTIES WITH RESPIRATORY TECHNICIANS
a.Name and Designation of all Faculties:
|DESIGNATION||NAME OF THE FACULTY|
|2||Assistant Professor||DR A. SIVAPRAKASAM DNB(Chest)., DTCD,.
DR P. ANANDESWARI MD(Chest)
DR P.KALICHARAN MD(Chest)
|Senior Resident||DR S. SAMUNDRAN DTCD|
b. Department Address for Communication:
Department of Thoracic Medicine,
Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital,
Salem - 636001
c. Mail ID
d. Department website Incharge
DR A. SIVAPRAKASAM DNB, DTCD
3) SERVICES PROVIDED/ FACILITIES AVAILABLE
a) OP :
All days except Sunday/ 8am- 12 noon/ OPD No: 6
b) Special Clinics:
Asthma /COPD clinic- on Friday/ 8 am- 12 noon/ OPD No: 6
Pulmonary Rehab. Clinic – on Saturday/ 8 am- 12 noon/ OPD No: 6
c) IP: No. of Beds
Pulmonology ward- 20 (male-10, female-10),
Tuberculosis ward-20(male-10, female-10),
MDR TB WARD- 3(male-2, female-1).
Bronchoscopy suite -1
PFT / SPIROMETRY - 96( JAN /22 to OCT /22)
BRONCHOSCOPY - 40( JAN /22 to OCT /22)
CMCHIS –128 ( JAN /22 to OCT /22)
d) Advanced Procedures
Bronchoscope and procedures,
Intercostal Drainage and Pleurodesis,
Sonographic guided procedures.
4) ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES/ Teaching Program/schedule-
First clinical MBBS.
Pre-final year MBBS-
Post graduate -MD
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
DEPARTMENT GIVES TRAINING TO UNDER GRADUATE and POST GRADUATE STUDENTS
Two weeks clinical posting & 20 theory classes for Pre-final year MBBS Students are handled by Department faculty.
a. 20 theory class.
b. 15 days clinical classes
i. students are taught to examine the patients and make clinical diagnosis and to present the case.
ii. Observe procedures and PFT.
Clinical orientation program for First clinical MBBS Students for – 15 days
Post graduate MD students
15 days in 1st yr MD GENERAL MEDICINE and
1 MONTH during 2ND yr MD GENERAL MEDICINE are posted for clinical posting and clinical teaching schedule followed.
Clinical case presentation for Post Graduate MD’s – once in three weeks.
All undergraduate students undergo training in thoracic medicine during their internship for one week. Once in a week we have group clinical discussion about interesting case .
RESPIRATORY THERAPY TECHNICIAN STUDENTS:
RTT students are attending OP and wards for their clinical Posting. And posted in IMCU, PHYSICAL MED.REHAB on rotation basis. They also given training in bronchoscope and other procedures.Theory classes are also taken by department faculties daily.
A spacious and furnished library with books and journals are available in our department.
5) RESEARCH ACTIVITIES / PROJECTS-
TN- KET (TAMIL NADU- KASANOI ERAPILLA THITTAM) - PILOT PROJECT.
NTEP (NATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS ERADICATION PROGRAME)
6) PAPER/ POSTER PRESENTAION
A CASE OF SPINS VENTOSA MASQUERADEAS ENCHONDROMA- POSTERPRESENTATION- NAPCON 2018- * DR S. SAMUNDRAN
1. DIAGNOSTIC YIELD OF DIRECT SMEAR, CONCENTRATED SMEAR, LIQUID CULTURE AND GENE XPERT BY SPUTUM INDUCTION IN SMEAR NEGATIVE PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS.
* A. SIVAPRAKASAM, V. GANGADHARAN, P. ANANDESWARI, G. KARTHIGA
- INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY CARE
2. EFFECT OF COPD ON LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION AND ITS CORELATION WITH SEVERITY OF DISEASE- A PROSPECTIVE STUDY.
* R. HARIPRASAD, G. RAVIKUMAR, A. SIVAPRAKASAM, S. BALAMURUGAN
- IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences
3. A STUDY ON PERINATAL OUTCOMES IN ANTENATAL MOTHERS WITH ABNORMAL PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST .
*SUBHA SIVAGAMI SENGODAN , ANANDESWARI PALANIVELU, ANBARASI PANDIAN.
- International Journal of Reproduction , Contraception , Obstetrics and Gynecology.