The Department of Internal Medicine was started at Kalyandurg Hospital in February 2010, and since then provides protocol-bound treatments for Diabetes, Hypertension, Respiratory Infections, Pancreatitis, Myocardial Infarction(MI), COPD, Gastric Ulcers, Malaria and Dengue Fever, and post-operative care.
Nowadays, the incidence of diabetes is on the rise more than ever due to multiple diet and lifestyle factors. The biggest challenges faced by the hospital are people discontinuing their medicines midway and/or not following the dietary advice given by doctors. Spanish volunteers’ monitoring and follow-up guidelines are followed by the hospital’s staff for the management of diabetic patients and of metabolic problems like Hypertension, Diabetic Foot and Retinopathy. Monthly Retinopathy screenings are held by experts and Diabetic Foot follow-up is offered to affected patients on an OPD basis, including prepping for skin-grafting. Additionally, every patient is screened for Serum Creatinine, HbA1c, fasting lipid profile, and administered ECGs twice a year.
The hospital routinely receives cases like Communicable Diseases, MI, Poisoning, Snake Bite, Road Accident Casualties, Cardiac Arrests, Diabetic Ketoses, Scorpion Sting, Emphysema, etc. Basic treatments are available on-site, but patients needing higher medical attention are transported to higher RDT centres or city hospitals depending on the requirement. The hospital has a separate 7-bedded Emergency ward where the doctors attend casualty cases 24×7 on a rotation basis.