Infectious Diseases & Infection Control

The Infectious Diseases and Hospital Infection Control Department at the Multispeciality Hospital in Aster Medcity offers comprehensive evidence-based infection management that encompasses both preventive and therapeutic aspects. One of the few facilities of its kind in country to have a certified Infection Control Practitioner as Consultant, the team of trained Doctors and support staff follow international safety and hygiene protocols to set a new benchmark in management of infections - in medical and surgical care. The department, with the help of the Microbiology team, will focus on diagnosis, management and prevention of infectious diseases, including Febrile Illness of Unknown Origin (FUO) & critical infections in the ICU

The Outpatient Department functions from 11am to 1pm, except on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Dr. Anup R Warrier
Consultant
Dr. Anup R Warrier

Dr. Anup R Warrier is Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases & Hospital Infection Control. A Physician with over 9 years of experience and specialised training in management of infectious diseases and infections in hospitals, his special interests are Tropical Infections, Fever of Unknown Etiology evaluation, infections in the ICU & HIV Medicine, Antimicrobial Stewardship and cost – effective, evidence based infection Control.

Qualifications

DNB in General Medicine | Fellowship in Infectious Diseases (P D Hinduja Hospital,Mumbai) | Board Certified in Infection Control, Certification in Travel Health, European Diploma in Surgical Infections (SIS-Europe)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Infectious Diseases Specialist, KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum

In-Charge of Infection Control Program at KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum

Specialized training in Infectious Diseases from premier Institutes in India & USA

Close association with the Intensivists helped gain experience in managing infections in the critically ill

Developed the Infection Control Program at KIMS to the effect that international benchmarking could be done in line with INICC

One of the few Physicians in Kerala formally trained and practicing HIV Medicine

Experienced in evaluation & management of prolonged & undiagnosed fevers and also complicated Tropical Infections.

Management of adult immunizations, fever & infections in travelers

Published Research articles

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu

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Dr. Narendra S Patil
Senior Specialist
Dr. Narendra S Patil

A clinical microbiologist with more than 2 years of experience, Dr. Narendra S Patil is trained in various aspects of infectious disease diagnostics, infection prevention and control and surveillance of healthcare associated infections. His fields of special interest include infection control in critical care units, antimicrobial stewardship, outbreak investigation and management and infectious disease diagnostics.

Qualifications

Certificate Course in Infection Control (Apollo Hospitals Educational Research Foundation and Medvarsity, Hyderabad) | MD in Microbiology (Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Mumbai) | MBBS (Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane)

Achievements

Assistant Professor, Govt. Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Consultant Microbiologist, headed NABL accredited regional center of DDRC SRL Diagnostics, Thiruvananthapuram and successfully complied and updated NABL Accreditation with ISO 15189:2012 standards for Microbiology division.

Training hospital staff on different modules of NABH Safe-I including standard practices of infection control and implementation of effective surveillance system for tracking healthcare associated infections and data validation.

Day to day reporting of laboratory right from routine culture to advanced automated bacterial and mycobacterial culture systems while working in laboratory.

Has experience of handling various advanced diagnostic systems in bacteriology as well as serology. Trained on NABL 112 and ISO 15189:2012 Standards and also was an internal auditor for the laboratory.

Proficient English, Hindi, Marathi

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Aster Facilities
Out-patient Services
Out-patient Services
  • Management of acute febrile illness
  • Management of prolonged fevers of unknown origin
  • Management of febrile illness in the immunosuppressed
  • Comprehensive management of HIV, HBV & HCV infected patients
  • Communicable illnesses like fever with rash
  • Febrile illness & other infections in a traveller (Travel Health Clinic)
  • Out Patient Antibiotic Therapy for infections requiring prolonged intra-venous antibiotics
  • Adult Immunization Clinic
In Patient Services
In Patient Services
  • Support diagnosis for antimicrobial management & infectious diseases critically ill and immuno-compromised
  • Diagnosis and management of hospital acquired infections including surgical site infections and prosthesis infections
  • Support the management of complicated infections like MDR pathogens & Infective Endocarditis/Osteo-myelitis (long term antibiotics) & fungal/unusual viral infections
  • Comprehensive Infection Control Program Management
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