Department of Tuberculosis & Respiratory Disease


The Department of Respiratory Medicine was established R.L. Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre in the year 2005. The department has evolved from Tuberculosis unit to a full-fledged Pulmonary Medicine unit. Our staff are specially trained in the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases including Pneumonia, Asthma, COPD, Tuberculosis, Interstitial lung diseases, Pneumothorax and Pleural effusion and other complicated chest diseases.

Staff and services from National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme are also included in the department.

Respiratory medicine wards are equipped with oxygen, nebulization and Non invasive ventilation support.

A fully equipped Bronchoscopy Suite with provision for Diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures is available.

  • Join hands with NTEP in the elimination of Tuberculosis
  • Provide the best care for chronic airway diseases
  • Provide quality education for Medical Undergraduate and Faculty of Allied health Sciences
Thrust Areas
  • Rapid molecular diagnosis of Tuberculosis
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic Bronchoscopy
  • Pleural aspiration and Intercostal drainage procedures
  • Respiratory critical care
  • Management of Respiratory failure and acute exacerbation of Obstructive airway disorders