via TMC | According to the WHO, there was an estimated 10.4 million new cases of tuberculosis (TB) around the world in 2016. Seven countries accounted for 64% of the total, with the Philippines as the 4th in the count.
TB is curable and preventable. Take the necessary care and precaution on World TB Day at the TMC Pulmonary Center. For appointments, call (02) 988-1000 / (02) 988-7000 ext. 6535 or visit http://bit.ly/TMCPulmonaryCenter0324
The Medical City’s Pulmonary Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center is a specialty center which provides comprehensive and individualized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary in the management of patients with lung disorders. It offers a wide range of services for the treatment and diagnosis of pulmonary conditions, keeping in mind patient safety and providing accurate and reliable results.
The Center strives to introduce innovations in patient care, and aims to be a source of constantly professional, compassionate pulmonary care. The facility is readily accessible and delivers services with efficiency.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program of The Medical City is a comprehensive outpatient program designed to help improve the well being of patients with chronic lung conditions. It is composed of a committed team of pulmonary doctors, rehabilitation doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and dieticians that creates a plan for the patient, depending on the patient’s needs and activities. By doing so, the patient learns to function more comfortably and independently at home.
DIRECTLY OBSERVED THERAPY SHORT COURSE (DOTS) UNIT
The Medical City Tuberculosis (TB) Program offers diagnostic and treatment services for patients with either suspected or confirmed disease. The DOTS strategy is emphasized as the best way by which TB is diagnosed and treated, as endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH). The specialists of The Medical City are likewise trained to deliberate on sputum – negative persons suspected to have the disease. This approach lessens the probability for the over-or-under diagnosis of TB.