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Name: Paalana Institute of medical sciences
Street 1: Kazchaparambu
Street 2:
City: Palakkad
Province: Palakkad
Post Code: 678701
Country: India
Phone: 0491-2520901
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Fr
First Name: Julius
Last Name: Arakkal
Title: Director
Phone: 9447443072

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Fr
First Name: Loranz
Last Name: Achan
Title: Joint Director
Phone: 9895612695

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Faith-based organization (FBO)
Organization Description:
Paalana is the dream child of Malabar Medical Mission Trust which is constituted by the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Palakkad and Coimbatore , seven Catholic Religious Congregations of sisters belonging to Syro Malabar and Latin Rites, and 4 institutions of Carmalites of Mary Immaculate men congregation Devamatha Province, Devamatha Social Department, St. Thomas Monastery, Paverty, and Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Trichur.
The Department of Pulmonary Medicine was begun functioning in the year 2008 under the guidance of Dr. Sunitha Sunil. The department specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with illnesses that affect the lungs, breathing and sleep.
The diseases managed in the department include; Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases, Bronchial Asthma, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pneumonia and other respiratory infections, Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Pulmonary Hypertension, Sleep Disorders, acute and chronic respiratory failure.
Services offered through the Pulmonary Medicine department include:
Outpatient clinics for evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions.Hospital inpatient services for evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions.Intensive care services for management and treatment of the critically ill including both non-invasive and invasive ventilatory support.Sleep disorders evaluation and treatment.Bronchoscopic diagnosis and treatment.Pulmonary Function Testing.Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Special emphasis is laid on pulmonary education and rehabilitation as this decreases complications of COPD and increases patient well being. Emphasis is laid on helping patients to stop smoking to achieve disease free state.
The out patient services are offered to patients on all days except Sundays from 9:30 a.m to 1:00p.m. Regular free medical camps are held to help the needy patients.

The hospital conducts health awareness programmes on all national days. Apart from this various medical camps and TB awareness programmes are conducting in various i
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Specializations / Areas of Work


Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We have got a DMC in our hosptial and we are conducting regular Community meetings with SHGs, PRIs, VHSC etc

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
We are conducting regular community meetings at the grass root level and also we have a DMC in our hospital


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: May 4, 2012
Last updated: February 20, 2013