Chennai, Aug 6th 2019: Gleneagles Global Health City, the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals launches 24 hours functioning fever clinic in Chennai to help people combat the outburst of monsoon fevers like Malaria, Dengue, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis (A virus) and many more. The Clinic will function round the clock and is fully equipped to treat any emergency. Fever Clinic will have a dedicated fever OPD and Inpatients wards for Infectious patients. Labs are equipped with rapid diagnostic tests and can perform the most sophisticated diagnostics.
Monsoon in Chennai has been the season of infectious diseases and are spreading rapidly as most places in the city have been breading places for mosquitoes. Flu, on the other hand, has been highly contagious and affects all age groups, especially young children, old age and patients with co-morbid conditions such as diabetes, asthma and kidney-related diseases. Fever is no longer a common disease, it is an indication that there is an infection in the body that needs to be investigated. Certain fevers like dengue and malaria can even cause lung injury and turn out to be fatal.
Speaking about the Fever Clinic Dr Subramanian Swaminathan, Senior Consultant – Infectious Diseases, Gleneagles Global Health City Said, “We have been observing a trend that many patients coming in with fever are not diagnosed on time, which leads to several complications and particularly during monsoon period fever cases are raising steadily year on year. Early diagnosis is the key to avoid complications due to fever hence it’s imperative to educate patients on preventive measures”.
This fever clinic which is getting launched will promote health awareness and prevent disease propagation by healthy practices and share information regarding the latest updates on various diseases with our community doctors and staff to understand the needs of the patients and their warning signs”, added Dr Ashwin Karuppan, Consultant – Internal Medicine &Diabetology, Gleneagles Global Health City
Gleneagles Global Health City with its Fever Clinic is ‘Monsoon Ready’ with a multi-disciplinary team who will be available 24/7 to do through investigations that will reveal the cause of the fever. Patients can also get in touch with the fever clinic on emergency number 044 46242424 anytime to clarify for fever-related queries. Specialists will help patients to build a diseases free society by offering health awareness talks and special fever camps in the City.