“Improving Health by Combating Infectious Disease”
The Infectious Disease Department provides leading-edge clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of all types of infectious diseases or condition caused by infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, parasites, or fungi).
The services provided include:
- Outpatient consultation service dedicated to serving patients with community-acquired infections, tropical infectious diseases, HIV, infections in immunosuppressed patients including those who have HIV, malignancy, or have received an organ transplant
- Management of complex infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, meningitis and encephalitis, bone infections, endocarditis, viral hepatitis, skin and soft tissue infections, parasite and fungi infections, STDs and more.
- International Travel Medicine (pre-travel counselling and immunisation, post-travel follow-up for individuals who become ill as a result to their travels)
- Management of adult vaccination
- Ensuring rational use of antibiotics through our antibiotic stewardship program
- Supporting hospital-wide efforts related to Covid-19
- Helping other doctors to deal with infections complicating the course of hospitalisation
- Assisting in the care of hospitalised patients with unusual infections
- Management of healthcare-associated infections
- Providing leadership in hospital epidemiology along with infection control
- Prescribing post-exposure prophylaxis after possible body fluid or bloodborne pathogen exposures