Department of Pulmonary Medicine

Started in March, 1994
Name Qualification Designation
arrow Dr. Varinder Saini
MD Professor & Head
arrow Dr. Deepak Aggarwal
MD, FCCP Associate Professor
3 Senior Residents


The department is well equipped with basic as well as latest equipments to handle all kinds of OPD patients. We are also running following four (4) special clinics to provide specialized services in respective fields:
a) Quit Smoking Clinic Tuesday / 9.00 to 1.00 pm
b) MDR TB Clinic Tuesday / 2.00 to 4.00 pm    
c) Sleep Disorder Clinic Monday / 9.00 to 1.00 pm
d) Lung Cancer Clinic Thursday / 9.00 to 1.00 pm

e) PFT Daily / 9.00 to 5.00 pm

f) DOTS under RNTCP Daily / 9.00 to 5.00 pm

g) Bronchoscopy 4 days in a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) / 9.00 am onwards
h) Pulmonary Rehabilitation Daily 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
The Department offers indoor treatment facilities for patients who need hospitalisation through a total of 40 beds for both male and female patients. The emergency services are available round the clock through emergency department and we are adequately equipped to deal with all respiratory emergencies.
• Fibre Optic Bronchoscopy.
• Bronchial biopsy, BAL, Bronchial brushing, Foreign Body Removal.
• Trans Bronchial Lung Biopsy.
• Transcarinal and Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA).
• Percutaneous FNAC lung.
• Tube thoracostomy.
• Pleural Air and fluid aspirations.
• Pleural Biopsy.
• Chemical Pleurodesis.
• Pulmonary Function Tests : Spirometry, Diffusion Studies & Lung Volumes & Capacities Estimation.
• Pulse Oximetery
• Mantoux Test.
• RNTCP center
• DOTS Plus services for MDR TB patients
• Surveillance and drug distribution center for all types of tuberculosis patients.
• Non-invasive Ventilation
• Sleep study (polysomnography with CPAP titration)
• Pulmonary Rehabilitation
1. The department has started Thoracic Ultrasoundsonography since 13.2.2014 to aid in the management of OPD/IPD patients with respiratory diseases.
2. DOTS Plus Site’ in Chandigarh for MDR-TB patients under RNTCP has been started in Pulmonary Medicine, GMCH-32 Chandigarh since January 2012 .

a.      MBBS Students

                           i.          Theory Classes.

                           ii.          Bedside Clinical Demonstrations.

b.      MD Students

                           i.          Our department has four MD (Pulmonary Medicine) seats per year which are recognized by MCI. The students undergo a comprehensive training schedule as per MCI guidelines which include theory classes, bed side teaching and practical trainings, critical care posting, seminars, journal clubs, OPD and IPD work, research etc.

Organization of free medical camps (TB, Asthma, COPD etc) for lower socio-economic strata patients in the sub urban localities and slums, is our regular feature. Asthma awareness workshops/public lectures for general public and patients are being regularly organized to educate them on the subject to manage their disease better. Health education of general public through mass media e.g. newspapers, radio etc. is also a regular feature of department.
• The department is actively engaged in regular organization of various symposia , seminars, guest lecturers, practical training courses etc. to help medical students, practicing and govt. service doctors in updating their knowledge and skill in the specialty. The department has been regularly undertaking need oriented clinical research in the field of tuberclosis, MDR-TB, AIDS and other respiratory diseases.
• The department has published around 50 original research papers in various national and international journals of repute. The faculty members have presented 150 papers in various national and international conferences. The faculty members have been participating regularly in various academic meets as guest lectures, members in concensus meetings, chairpersons of scientific sessions, members of university board of studies etc.