Pulmonology is a medical speciality that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. The term is derived from the Latin word pulmō, pulmōnis ("lung") and the Greek suffix -λογία, -logia ("study of"). Pulmonology is synonymous with pneumology (from Greekπνεύμων ("lung") and -λογία), respirology and respiratory medicine.
Pulmonology is known as chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas. Pulmonology is considered a branch of internal medicine, and is related to intensive care medicine. Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.
Department of TB and Chest train's medical students in the Hospital to be able to address the common problems encountered in day to day practice.
Department can manage the patients of TB, Asthma, lung cancer and other allied chest diseases diagnosis treatment in the field of tuberculosis, asthma, allergy, and allied sciences. The department is well equipped with basic as well as latest equipments to handle all kinds of OPD patients.