I am Dr. Manav Manchanda, senior consultant and head of pulmonology department. I treat respiratory and sleep disorders. My specialized for bronchial asthma and the patients who have COPD. COPD is the fourth most common cause of death in India. So, for the management we have OPD set up to diagnose and then the treatment. We have also well-equipped allergy testing lab or diagnosis of the various allergic disorder. We see the allergy and give the therapy to the patient. I also have done a lot of sleep studies where I get to see a lot of sleep disorder patients like obstructive sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome.
Also, we have a nice setup for interventional procedures. It helps in diagnosing various lung disorder like lung cancer, tuberculosis. We also do the management of cancer patient also who requires airways procedure. This is my special interest procedures because I have done a lot of work in malignancy patient in the last 7-8 years. Viral infection in the air is causing trouble for the normal person. Typically those patients who have bronchial asthma or COPD.
So, these patient require special care because any virus or infection can cause many harms. So, they have to take extra precautions and medically they should be controlled. Recently so many viral infections are there like flu, swine. So, my advice to all those patients who are suffering from bronchial asthma and COPD, they should take special precautions. They should take medicines regularly. Avoid outside food. If they have any problem, they should report to their doctor immediately. So that timely evaluation and future complications can be avoided.