The Department of TB and Respiratory Diseases is actively involved in teaching, training and research in the field of TB & Respiratory Diseases. The faculty of the department assists the government of India in developing strategies for TB control and in implementation of the same. The faculty has contributed significantly to the development of national guidelines in India for management of tuberculosis, MDR-TB and pediatric tuberculosis under the national programme.
The Department of TB & Chest diseases is also known as Respiratory Diseases or Pulmonary Medicines. The consultants/specialist are called chest physicians, or Respiratory Physicians or Pulmonologist. The Department deals with diseases of respiratory system (nose, throat, windpipe, lungs, chest wall etc) We work as a team of 6 doctors in our department everyday, giving outpatient services (OPD), inpatient services (wards), acute care (serious patients) and ICU care.