General Medicine

General Medicine

About the Department & Specialty:

Established : 2003

The department of Medicine was established in 2003. The department consists of five units and offers advanced care in Internal Medicine & critical care. The department has experienced senior faculty with 2-3 decades of teaching and young dynamic Associate professors and Professors .Many of the faculty have received BLS, ACLS and ventilator courses. On an average they recorded around 25% rise in patient care statistics. The department has speciality services like Nephrology, Pulmonology, Cardiology , Geriatrics , Endocrinology, Rheumatology. Both UG and PG teaching schedules by the department are well structured and research oriented and fully complying with NMC guidelines.

Disease Profile Treated:

  • 24 hours casualty services
  • ICU & CCU round the clock
  • 24 hours Radiology services
  • Well-equipped interventional cardiology in association with SDM NH
  • Well established Dialysis
Timings & Holidays
Outpatient (OPD) :
Monday to Saturday – 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Sundays & Public Holidays – Not Available
Emergency – 24*7
Outpatient Services 
General OPD:
Timings & Schedule – 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Special OPD:
Timings & Schedule – 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Inpatient Services 
General ward admissions
Patients with general ailments involving Respiratory, Cardiac, Metabolic, Infective conditions and who are otherwise stable, are treated in these wards.
Intensive Care Unit
Patients who are critically ill and require round the clock monitoring of vitals, are treated in ICU.
Special Services
Diagnostic Services
  • Digital X- RAY
  • HRUSG, colour Doppler
  • ECG, 2D ECHO, TMT, Coronary angiogram and revascularization procedures. With collaboration from NH
  • 3D CT scan and MRI
  • CSF, pleural, ascitic and pericardial fluid aspiration and analysis
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, liver, renal and pleural biopsy
High Dependency Unit
Patients who are not stable but not requiring ICU stay , are treated in these wards.
Patients coming to hospital who appear to be sick and unstable and require immediate evaluation and resuscitation are seen in the emergency department, once stabilised they are shifted to concerned wards.
  • Outpatient Department:
    i) Consultation – Regular outpatient consultation
    ii) Procedure – ECG, GRBS and other investigations that can be done on an outpatient basis
    iii) Other – Ryle’s tube , catheter replacement etc
  • General ward:
    i) Beds Availability:
    — Male Medical ward
    — Female Medical ward
    ii) Staff Availability:
    — Clinical Assistants
    — Nursing Staff
    — Office Assistants
    — Co-Ordinators
  • High Dependency Unit:
    i) Beds Availability
  • Emergency:
    The concerned information will be provided by Emergency department
  • Doctors from the Medicine Department led the SDM team in successfully treating the dreaded pandemic Covid-19.
  • Dr. Kiran Aithal, Professor  & HOD felicitated by API Hubli- Dharwad for his work & contribution, during COVID pandemic.

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