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Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine at RDT Hospital, Bathalapalli started in 2000, deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. Common ailments like Diabetes, Hypertension, TB, Respiratory Infections, Pancreatitis, Myocardial Infarction (MI), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Acid Peptic Diseases, Malaria, Dengue, Fevers, Liver complications brought on by alcohol consumption or Hepatitis etc. are treated before these diseases reach advanced stages. The focus is to provide comprehensive care to patients with complex diagnoses, as well as patients with the most commonly occurring ones.

Malaria is among the more frequently, all year-round presented cases in the department, as it is endemic to Ananthapuram. The hospital treats 4 to 5 new cases of conrmed Malaria, and 4 to 5 cases of suspected Dengue on an average daily. Aside from these common ailments, the general conditions of poverty and poor nutrition necessitates many patients receive intra-muscular Vitamin B12 injections to treat deciency, and also receive blood transfusions for low haemoglobin levels. Anaemia is quite common, especially in young women and girls and the hospital averages 2 to 3 transfusions daily.

With its robust exchange and volunteer programmes, Spanish physicians also routinely visit the department and assist the doctors in their work. The hospital has well-equipped and continually upgraded Clinical Biochemistry labs where all diagnostic tests are done.

Diabetic Clinic

As with the rest of the world, India has seen a dramatic increase in diabetes due to sedentary lifestyles, increasing stress and genetic factors. Rural areas are also being affected by this disease in growing numbers. The hospital registers a mix of patients, ranging from cases of early onset of the disease, to those with commonly associated complications such as Diabetic Foot, Vision Problems, and Chronic Kidney Disease.

All patients are counselled regarding management of the disease and treated in keeping with their symptoms and requirements by trained Diabetic educators in this special clinic.

HIGHLIGHTS
 
PROCEDURE
 

Pleural tap to test / draw out collected lung fluid in TB cases
Ascitic tap to test / draw out collected abdominal fluid
Lumbar puncture
Bone marrow aspirates/biopsies lumbar puncture for neuroinfection
Chest drain insertion

INFRASTRUCTURE
 
  • 26 bedded ward
  • 2 Isolation beds
  • Infusion pumps
  • NIBP Monitors

 

STAFF
 
  • Medical Officers – 6
  • Consultants – 2
  • Nurses – 5

 

We are looking for…

  • 2 Medical Officers with MBBS degree
  • 1 consultant with MD/DNB/Diploma in General
  • Medicine/Pulmonology/Family Medicine
  • Nurses with B.Sc. or GNM nursing degree

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