Out patient care

Emergency Patient Care:

State of the art emergency services is backed by highly qualified Emergency & Trauma care consultants and high-end technology. The acuity of your ailment is rightly prioritized based on a 5 level triage assessment and hence the golden hour is never missed. The Emergency Department provides 24 hour comprehensive Medical & Surgical care to all victims with ailments of high magnitude.

Ambulance Services:

Ambulance services are at the front line of the Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital. That's why; we put patients and their needs at the heart of everything we do.

Outpatient Clinic:

Our outpatient clinic envisages the needs of the customers and hence all the consultation suites are located in the first and second floor of the medical centre. The service is initiated with registrations and re-registrations at the ground floor and will be guided to the respective areas by briefing the location. Customers who need special support like wheelchairs / stretchers are provided at the lobby for assistance. You will be received by the secretary in each private clinic and we will ensure that you are guided appropriately before and after consulting for further procedures / investigations / admissions etc.

Diagnostic Services:

About the Central Laboratory

The Central Laboratory of Meenakshi Medical Hospital is situated in the ground floor. The fully air conditioned laboratory is located in an area of about 1000 sq.feet and performs approximately 8000 diagnostic tests per day.

It has a spacious blood collection area and separate processing areas for Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Hematology and Clinical Microbiology samples. The Laboratory has got sophisticated fully automated biochemistry analyzers, cell counters, automated culture identification and susceptibility systems. The specimens are processed by qualified technicians and reported by authorized staff. Most of the equipments are interfaced with the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and integrated with Hospital Information System (HIS) so that the results can be viewed in the ward and other patient care areas as soon as it gets released by authorized laboratory personnel. A strict quality control is maintained. Effective internal and external quality assurance systems are in place.

Other Diagnostic Services:

Endoscopy

It is an invasive procedure to rule out the problems of defects if any in the gastrointestinal tract which includes esophagus, stomach and duodenum (Upper Abdomen). You have to report in a fasting state at 8:00 a.m. (fasting from 10:00 p.m. the previous day should be adhered) to F1 - Procedural Area with all relevant medical documents. The actual procedure will take 5 - 10 minutes in normal situations.

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is an invasive procedure to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) advancing into rectum and colon. The preparation for this procedures in to be on fasting after 11:00 p.m. and take the medicine advised by the consultant for the procedure as per the instructions given. In case patient is a non-diabetic he / she can have clear liquids like coconut water / glucose / soft drinks. You have to report in a fasting state at 10:00 a.m.to F1 - Procedural Area with all relevant medical documents. The actual procedure will take 20 - 30 minutes in normal situations.

ERCP

Is a procedure which enables the physician to examine the duct and pancreatic ducts an endoscope is passed through the mouth to the intestine and a small plastic tube is passed through the endoscope and dye is injected into the bile duct passage to enable accurate visualization with help of X-rays. It is usually performed in cases with obstruction of Bile ducts. The procedure is done under anesthesia.

Dilatation

It is an invasive procedure which is performed by gastroenterology specialist in order to stretch a narrowed area of food pipe. It is used to treat patients with swallowing difficult. You have to report in a fasting state at 8:00 a.m. (fasting from 10:00 p.m. the previous day should be adhered) to F1 - Procedural Area with all relevant medical documents. The actual procedure will take 20 - 30 minutes in normal situations.

Bronchoscope

Bronchoscopy is an invasive procedure to visualize the airways for any obstructions, abnormal growth or mass, for diagnosis and further treatment. You have to report in a 12 hours fasting state at the appointment time, F1 - Procedural Area with all relevant medical documents. The actual procedure will take 30 minutes approximately in normal situations.

Thoracoscopy

It is a procedure done by the pulmonologist in the chest (Thorax) of a patient, who has fluid in chest cavity. Both diagnostic and therapeutic procedure can be performed with the Thoracosope. One can look inside the chest and also around the lungs to find out why fluid has collected in the chest cavity, to remove fluid which may have collected between the lung and the chest wall (pleural effusion), and try to prevent this from happening again. Biopsy of the pleura can be taken from the suspected area of infection.

Stent Removal

Use a cystoscope to enter the bladder. (A cystoscope is a camera that can be placed into the bladder). Use a grasper to securely grab the stent. Remove the cystoscope, grasper, and the secured stent as one unit

Urethral Dilation

Urethral dilation is a medical procedure in which the urethra is gently stretched with a rubber or metal tube. An abnormal narrowing of the urethra, called a stricture, may inhibit the flow of urine and cause serious health problems, making this procedure necessary. Though urethral dilation is normally performed by an urologist, with proper training and precautions, it can also be performed by a patient.

Urodynamic Study

Urodynamic testing or Urodynamics is a study that assesses how the bladder and urethra are performing their job of storing and releasing urine. Urodynamic tests can help explain symptoms such as: incontinence and frequent urination.

Cystoscopy

Endoscopy of the urinary bladder via the urethra. It is carried out with a cystoscope.

The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cystoscope has lenses like a telescope or microscope. These lenses let the physician focus on the inner surfaces of the urinary tract. Some cystoscopes use optical fibres (flexible glass fibres) that carry an image from the tip of the instrument to a viewing piece at the other end. Cystoscopes range from pediatric to adult and from the thickness of a pencil up to approximately 9mm and have a light at the tip. Many cystoscopes have extra tubes to guide other instruments for surgical procedures to treat urinary problems.

Cystoscopy may be recommended for any of the following conditions:
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • Loss of bladder control (incontinence) or overactive bladder.
In-patient Services:
Pre-Admission

Except for emergency cases, admission to the hospital is done by doctor's advice during the outpatient consultation. Our staff at the Private Clinics will assist you for your admission, appointment date, financial counselling - estimated cost of the hospitalization, mode of payment, and all other necessary admission preparations andinformation.

Emergency admissions to Meenakshi Medical Hospital are arranged through the Emergency Medicine Department located in the ground floor. Our admission desk staff will assist you in your admission procedures. The admission counsellor will provide you with details regarding the type of rooms, the cost and also the alternative choice of accommodation. In case of admission into Intensive Care Units / labour room or other specialized areas, our staff will guide you to the annex for a comfortable stay for the attendees within the campus.

Our Team throughout Your Stay
  • Admitting Physician / Primary Consultant
  • Staff Nurses
  • Administrators
  • Ward Secretaries
  • Support Services
Multidisciplinary Team
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Physiotherapist
  • Dietician