Infectious Diseases & Infection Control in Kerala, India, South Asia

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.

Doctors

Dr. Anup R Warrier

Consultant

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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. Sonya Joy

Consultant

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A Clinical Microbiologist, Dr. Sonya Joy has specialised training in management of hospital infection and infectious diseases. Her areas of special interest include bacteriology and infection control.

Qualifications

NABL Internal Auditor (Certified - Quality Management & Internal Audit in Medical Laboratories as per ISO 15189:2012) | Fellowship in Infection Control (Medvarsity Apollo) | Fellowship in Infection Control (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) | Certificate course in Infection control and good antibiotic prescription practices (GAPP-ICCP 2017 Amrita institute of Medical sciences.)MD in Medical Microbiology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Worked as:

Head, Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Rajagiri Hospital, Kochi

Led the Infection Control Team towards NABH and JCI accreditation.

Head, Department of Bacteriology and Virology, Serat Abidah General Hospital, Saudi Arabia..

Assistant Professor, MOSC Medical College, Kolencherry.

Published research articles.

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi.

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Dr. Rachana Babu A

Senior Specialist

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A Clinical Microbiologist, Dr. Rechana Babu is trained in management of hospital infection and infectious diseases. Her areas of special interest include bacteriology and infection control.

Qualification

Fellowship in Hospital Infection control (Sankara Netralaya, Chennai) | GAPP-ICCP - Certificate course on Good antibiotic prescription practices and Infection control certification programme (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi) | Infectious Disease certificate course (Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai) | MD in Microbiology (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi) | MBBS (Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur)

Achievements

Experience in internal audit: quality management system certificate required for NABL audit.

Published research articles in peer reviewed Journals.

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Dr. Anke Geethanjali

Specialist

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A Clinical Microbiologist, Dr. Anke Geethanjali is trained in management of hospital infection and infectious diseases.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Hospital Infection Control (Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai) | MD in Microbiology (Siddhartha Medical College, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh) | MBBS (PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Andhra Pradesh)

Achievements

Senior Resident, Govt. Medical College, Ananthapur

Experience in internal audit: quality management system certificate required for NABL audit

Currently pursuing a professional diploma in clinical research and pharmacovigilance

Published articles in medical journals

Proficient in English, Hindi, Telugu

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Dr. Arun Wilson

Specialist

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A Clinical Microbiologist trained in management of infectious diseases and infection control, Dr. Arun Wilson’s areas of special interest include healthcare associated infections, antimicrobial resistance and studies on coagulase – negative staphylococcus.

Qualifications

Certificate Course in Infectious Diseases (PD Hinduja Hospital Mumbai) | MD in Microbiology (PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi)| MBBS (T D Medical College, Alappuzha)

Achievements

International Observer at European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Sweden

Post MD research at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Training in Hospital infections & Infection Control workshop at SGPGI, Lucknow

Published research articles

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Facilities

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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
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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