The Department of Infectious Diseases at Gleneagles Global Hospitals provides advanced treatment, care and management of serious, life threatening infectious diseases and disorders. Undertaking both in-patient and outpatient consultations, the Department offers excellent treatment and consultation for long duration fever and other hidden infections. The Department of Infectious Diseases also offers advisory on travel, safety, vaccination and other precautions for patients currently suffering from infections.
We also undertake pre-transplant evaluation and checks for patients expected to undergo an organ transplant. This is to minimize the risk of post-transplant infections as the patients will be placed on immunosuppressants leading to a higher risk of infections.
The Department if also the nodal agency for implementing infection control measures across the hospital and monitors the antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) efforts of the hospital. This includes the monitoring of the use of high end antibiotics, assistance in dosing of antibiotics in patients, prevention of drug interactions and monitoring of side effects.
The Department of Infectious Diseases offers treatment of infections for:
Additionally, the Department of Infectious Disease is involved in clinical research of:
The fellowship program prepares physicians for a career in academic medicine hospital infection control/epidemiology and subspecialty practice.
The curriculum of the program includes training in the diagnosis and management of infections among hospitalized patients and ambulatory clinics.
Yes, as part of the curriculum, the fellows are encouraged to undertake research activities. Leadership and management skills are also part of the program.
During the clinical year, the fellows will participate in the management of patients admitted to various services and during the second year attend ambulatory clinic.