Infectious Diseases (ID) is a sub-speciality of General/Internal Medicine, which helps in the management of patients with complicated infections. Traditionally simple, short term infections are seen under General Medicine but the more complicated and confusing problems are referred to the sub-speciality of ID. ID specialists are relatively few in India at this point. Unlike many other specialties training programs in India for this field are very few. Good and appropriate laboratory back-up is crucial in this specialty.
At NH, ID specialists manages referred patients from other specialists in the hospital and helps out in the management of complicated infections. We also see referred patients in the OPD with complex conditions.