This is the most visited department that caters to all kinds of ailments ranging from common cold to complex medical conditions. This department is headed by Dr.A.Selvaraj and we have a fully functional unit with daily out-patients, in-patients and 24-hour emergency care given by well-trained, experienced senior consultants.

Common conditions treated

Malaria: This disease is caused by parasitic protozoans. It is transmitted by a bite of an infected female mosquito. Most malaria infections cause symptoms like the flu, such as a high fever, chills, and muscle pain. Symptoms tend to come and go in cycles. Some types of malaria may cause more serious problems, such as damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys, or brain. These types can be deadly.

Dengue: Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. The mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue virus in their blood. It can’t be spread directly from one person to another person.

Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include

  • Sudden, high fever
  • Severe headaches
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Severe joint and muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash, which appears three to four days after the onset of fever
  • Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising) Typically patients have reduces platelet count and this has to be treated as an emergency. If the platelet count becomes too low, blood transfusion is required.

Typhoid: Typhoid fever is an acute illness associated with fever caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. It can also be caused by Salmonella paratyphi, a related bacterium that usually causes a less severe illness. The bacteria are deposited in water or food by a human carrier and are then spread to other people in the area.

The Symptoms of Typhoid Fever are following:

  • Poor appetite
  • Headaches
  • Generalized aches and pains
  • Fever as high as 104 degrees Farenheit
  • Lethargy
  • Diarrhea
  • Chest Congestion
  • Abdominal Pain

Viral and Bacterial Infections: Infections caused by bacteria include strep throat, tuberculosis and urinary tract infections. Diseases that result from viruses include chickenpox, AIDS and the common cold. Many ailments — such as pneumonia, meningitis and diarrhea — can be caused by either type of microbe.

Chikunguniya: The Aedes aegypti mosquito, a household container breeder and aggressive daytime biter which is attracted to humans, is the primary vector of chikungunya infection to humans.

The symptoms of chikungunya include the following:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis affecting multiple joints that can be debilitating
  • Swelling of Joints
  • Rash (may occur rarely)
  • Sometimes there maybe infection of the conjunctiva of the eye and some photophobia
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bleeding or hemorrhage (may occur rarely)

Alcoholic liver disease / Liver Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is a slowly progressing disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, eventually preventing the liver from functioning properly. The scar tissue blocks the flow of blood through the liver and slows the processing of nutrients, hormones, drugs, and naturally produced toxins. It also slows the production of proteins and other substances made by the liver.

Hepatitis C, fatty liver, and alcohol abuse are the most common causes of cirrhosis of the liver in the U.S., but anything that damages the liver can cause cirrhosis Jaundice including:

  • Fatty liver associated with obesity and diabetes
  • Chronic viral infections of the liver (hepatitis types B, C, and D; Hepatitis D is extremely rare)
  • Blockage of the bile duct,
  • Repeated bouts of heart failure with fluid backing up into the liver

Viral hepatitis A or B: Hepatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis may be acute (lasting only for the short term, after which a person recovers) or chronic (lasting for the long term, usually more than 6 months).

There are many causes of hepatitis, including viruses, alcoholism, and medications. Hepatitis A and B (HAV and HBV) are common causes of liver inflammation.

People at high risk for hepatitis A and B include:

  • Anyone who lives with an infected person
  • Children and workers in daycare centres
  • Homosexual men
  • Intravenous drug users
  • People with many sexual partners
  • People who live in permanent institutions like prisons or homes for the developmentally disabled, or those who are in the armed forces
  • Those who have recently been in the Middle East, South America, Eastern Europe, Central America, Africa, or Southeast Asia – areas with greater likelihood of exposure to contaminated food or water