General Medicine deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases. It is the foundation for several specialties and sub-specialties. The department focuses on providing preventive, curative and rehabilitative measures to patients ailing from a wide variety of medical problems. It is one of the largest broad specialty departments at DMMC wherein Evidence-based protocols in patient care and teaching are in place. Besides patient care, department is involved in imparting training to undergraduate and post graduate medical students. Post-graduation (MD course) was started in 2021 with an annual intake of 2 trainees.
- To achieve highest standards of care and professional competence in the management of patients with medical problems seeking care at the institution
- To provide suitable and timely consultation services to other medical and surgical specialties of the hospital
- To train and educate undergraduate and postgraduate medical students in the art and science of Medicine so that they become competent physicians
- To provide a challenging yet supportive environment for learning and foster the spirit of enterprise so that both students and staff grow and reach their full potential
- To perform quality research in priority areas of general medicine and initiate local/regional/national policy change based on their results.
- Outpatient services – From 9am to 4pm on all days except Sundays
- Inpatient services – With a sanctioned capacity of 150 beds as per NMC
- Emergency services – Round the clock physician service in the Emergency department to attend to medical emergencies.
- ICU services – 12 bedded medical ICU where highly specialized critical care including ventilatory support is delivered.
- Other specialty services – the department runs specialty clinics in
- Diabetes – Saturday
- Hematology – Tuesday
- Gastroenterology – Thursday
- Nephrology -Wednesday
- Neurology – Friday
- Cardiology – Monday
Department is currently leading 3 ICMR funded research studies:
- Post-COVID syndrome in Wayanad – a cohort study
- RCT on extended anticoagulation versus standard anticoagulation based on POCUS in venous thrombosis – a multicentre study
- Colchicine for prevention of cardiovascular morbidity in post-COVID syndrome – a multicentre study
Besides the faculty are PI of several sponsored clinical trials in snake bite and other lifestyle diseases like diabetes.
Department faculty have contributed to several publications in peer reviewed indexed journals in last 2 years.