With the objective of providing solace to patients grappling with respiratory issues, Global Hospitals, Parel, Mumbai has unveiled an unprecedented Intensive Respiratory Care Unit (IRCU) facility featuring 8 beds that boast cutting-edge technology, that 2 are exclusive negative pressure cubicles. This specialised unit is specifically designed for the comprehensive management of complex respiratory conditions that have seen a surge post-pandemic. This ICU facility will serve as a blessing for patients struggling with impaired lung function.
There has been a notable rise in the prevalence of respiratory issues across the country. One particular type of pulmonary problem that is on the rise is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which includes conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Factors contributing to the increasing rates of COPD include smoking, air pollution, second-hand smoke exposure, and genetics. Asthma, a chronic lung condition characterised by inflammation and narrowing of the airways leading to breathing difficulties, affects millions. In addition to these matters, the country is also grappling with elevated morbidity and mortality rates due to pneumonia and tuberculosis (TB). Global Hospital is taking a monumental stride in addressing this issue by inaugurating an IRCU facility, ensuring a Specialized and dedicated medical facility exclusive for patients seeking care for respiratory diseases.
Dr Samir Garde, Director of Dept of Pulmonology and Lung Transplant, Global Hospitals, Parel said, “Air pollution due to construction work and increased traffic congestion has significantly heightened the risk of respiratory disorders. As a result, there has been an increase in cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Common complaints presented by affected individuals include breathlessness, chest infections, coughing up blood, wheezing, persistent coughing, episodes of fatigue, weight loss, and sputum production. It is crucial for those with respiratory disorders to promptly seek medical intervention in order to prevent further complications such as long-term lung damage that can disrupt their daily routines. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential for effectively managing these issues."