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General Medicine

About Department

The department of General Medicine we provide a range of medical services for all adults (above 16 years of age) in the area of General internal medicine, including a 24-hour on-site service for acute undifferentiated medical conditions, medical emergencies and medically urgent conditions.  

The department of General Medicine is one of the largest departments at Poyanil Punalur.

Within the department sits the sub-specialty units of Infectious Diseases, Immunisation, Rheumatology, ImmigrantHealth and Clinical Pharmacology.. The department has an active education and teaching program and a strong academic research component. The department leads the working group that develops the clinical practice guidelines.

In addition the department has significant outpatient clinic  activity that include General Medicine, continence,  emergency review, chronic fatigue, immigrant health, infectious diseases, rheumatology, immunisation, dermatology.

Given the diversity and skill set of its clinical staff, the department is well placed and actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with other departments within Poyanil to optimise and streamline the care we provide to our patients.

We also provide specialty expertise in the areas of obstetric medicine, vascular medicine and palliative care medicine.

General Medicine is one of the largest departments at Poyanil Hospital Punalur.

We provide treatment for the following

  • Multi-system Illnesses
  • Undifferentiated Medical Problems
  • Hypertension & Dyslipidaemia
  • Obstetric Medicine
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Palliative Care


Our Doctors

Dr. Mala Anna John


Dr. Mathew Dale Jacob

MBBS, Diploma in Cardiology