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Post covid pulmonary sequelae management (An initiative of Department of pulmonary Medicines Sooriya Hospital, Chennai.)
Many patients who undergo treatment for covid 19 comeback to the hospital with prolonged cough, dyspnoea and O2 saturation drop. People who are treated in ICU with Moderate to severe disease are more likely to get these problems. Various factors during infection contribute to these pulmonary complications.
The department take care of these patients with proper pulmonary assessment(DLCO,PFT and Imaging etc). After proper assessment treatment options are suggested to the patients. Certain patients require long term followup.


Dr. K.Venugopal, a renowned Pulmonologist, who is one of the pioneers in Cystic Fibrosis work in India, heads this unit. This department is a full- fledged thoracic unit and has a hi-tech Pulmonary Function Laboratory and facility for Fibre optic Video Bronchoscopy.

This department is recognized for Cystic Fibrosis research and is the only centre in South India, where cases are being referred for the diagnosis and management. There is a respiratory rehabilitation research centre where patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are evaluated and treated. This rehabilitation centre provides yoga therapy for asthma and COPD patients. It also houses quit smoking clinic and involves in regular asthma education program.

The department has affiliation to several internationally renowned universities undertaking research projects on Cystic Fibrosis as well as newer form of drug delivery system.


The department of Respiratory Medicine is a full fledged Pulmonary Medicine department in the city.

This is one of the CF care and research centre in South India. CF patients from other states of South India are regularly referred to this department. This is the only Adult CF centre in South India.

The following diseases are taken care of within this department:

Bronchial Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (smoking related disorders)
Pulmonary tuberculosis Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Hypertension (lung disorder secondary to cardiac failure)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (snoring related sleep disorders) Post Covid Pulmonary Sequlae.(Lung damage following corona infection).

The Respiratory Medicine department has both inpatient and outpatient units. Outpatient department works from Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 6 PM. Inpatient department consists of Intensive Respiratory Care Unit and regular wards.

Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Pulmonary Function Laboratory works Monday to Saturday. The lab has a state of the art DLCO machine and Spirometer. Assessment of pulmonary function for Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and other pulmonary disorders are done. This lab is managed by Mrs. Sujatha Venugopal, who has more than 20 years of experience in pulmonary function assessment. Sleep studies are also conducted for sleep disordered breathing including polysomnography for snoring related diseases. The department also has bronchoscopic and thoracoscopic facilities.

Sweat chloride analysis for cystic fibrosis patients is done in this department by Pilocarpine Iontophoresis technique with precise diagnostic accuracy.

The inpatient department has an Acute Respiratory Care Unit with invasive and non invasive ventilatory support.

Adult Vaccination Program

The adult vaccination program is another activity of the department. People above the age of 60 years are advised to take adult vaccination especially Pneumococcal vaccine and Influenza vaccine.


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Post covid pulmonary sequelae management (An initiative of Department of pulmonary Medicines Sooriya Hospital, Chennai.)