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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

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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

Beyond the clinical excellence – the department acts as an anchor to numerous academic and research activities in infectious diseases (including antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance, outbreak management) and in infection control.

The areas of current research include

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Antimicrobial Resistance – Carbapenem Resistance
  • MDR infections – Carbapenem Resistant Infections
  • Candida Auris – prevention and management and other invasive candida infections
  • Staphylococcal bacteraemia
  • Hospital acquired infections – surgical site infections and blood stream infections

Academic activities of the department

  • Training support (rotations, quality improvement projects) of RCP-UK IMT trainees
  • Observerships for doctors, clinical pharmacists and others involved in the field of infectious diseases
  • Aster Post-Doctoral Infectious Diseases Fellowship ( Aster PDIDF) : starting soon

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Doctors

Dr. Anup R Warrier

Consultant
Dr anup r warrier medium

Dr. Sonya Joy

Consultant
Sonya 439x300 inf medium

Dr. Rachana Babu A

Senior Specialist
Rachan 439x300 clinic medium

Dr. Arun Wilson

Specialist
Arunn 439x 300 jan 10 medium

Facilities

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

  • 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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