SHORT HISTORY OF THE MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Medicine with teaching faculty was started in the year 1956 headed by Dr.M.D. Ananthachari with first batch of undergraduate students. Later in 1963, M.D. General Medicine Postgraduate course was started with the due recognition of the Medical Council of India. Eminent Professors headed the department and upgraded it its present state. The family tree of Medicine started sprouting its branches slowly. In 1970s Neurology, between 1980 – 1990 Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Medical Oncology, and Transfusion Medicine got establised and separate departments.
The department has seven Medical units headed by 8 senior Professors assisted by 17 Assistant Professors. There is an air-conditioned Intensive Medical care unit with15 beds and 15 beds fortoxicology intensive care headed by a senior Professor. Round the clock service is done by the Assistant Professor, Postgraduates and Interns. It is well equipped with emergency gadgets like ventilators, bedside monitor, Pulse Oximeters, four-channel ECG machine, etc.
There is an air-conditioned seminar hall with slide projectors, over-head projectors, Video cassette player and television. The library has a collection of latest books and journals.
Each Medical unit has 20 beds in the Male ward,20 beds in the Female ward.It is well equipped with all facilities for patient care, teaching and bedside tests. All 7 units look after the Out-patient and admissions daily on rotation.
1000- 1500 patients attend the regular OPD every day until 12.00 Noon. Thereafter emergency case seen round the clock. About 55 –60 male patients and 30–35 female patients are admitted every day. Emergencies are tackled efficiently in seperate triage ward equipped with state of art equipments and with the help from super-specialists.
Seek , Learn & Serve
The Department of Medicine is committed to three equally valued and interrelated missions: delivering quality patient care, educating students in accordance with highest professional standards, and generating knowledge from research that will alleviate human suffering through the prevention and treatment of disease.
This is a busy department which handles Outdoor, Indoor and Emergency Room. In addition, training is imparted to undergraduate,postgraduate and paramedical students by Professors, Assistant professors consultants specializing in different aspects like Cardiology, Neurology and Pulmonology etc. Fully equipped with ventilators with central oxygen supply , cardiac monitors,spirometers, Nebulizers, ECG machine and experienced physicians the department is able to make early and quick diagnosis in many cases to affect an early recovery and save many lives.
The department manages a variety of chronic medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac diseases, renal failures, neurological complication, arrythmias, dyselectrolytemia, septicaemia etc. special clinics like Diabetes Clinic, Hypertension Clinics, etc. are also in place where all facilities are provided under single windows.
Patients requiring urgent attention and intensive care are treated in Medical ICU, ICCU etc.