The department of rheumatology provides specialty services in diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic disease. Our team of Rheumatologist focuses mainly on immune-mediated disorders of musculoskeletal system, autoimmune disorders, soft tissues, vasulitides and heritable connective tissue disorders.
Diagnosis services for rheumatology Disorders:
- Screening Musculoskeletal Exam (SMSE)-a rapid assessment of structure and function
- General Musculoskeletal Exam (GMSE)-a comprehensive assessment of joint inflammation
- Regional Musculoskeletal Exam(RMSE)- focused assessment of structure, function and inflammation combined with special testing
Additional measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the hospital include a unique fever clinic to treat patients with fever and screening them for COVID-19 symptoms, regular and detailed sanitisation protocols, chronic medication refill for patients via a simple phone call, 24-hour drive-through pharmacy service at the hospital premises, temperature monitoring of all patients, visitors and staff, emphasising hand hygiene and wearing masks, hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the hospital, and constant monitoring of staff health.
Steps are also in place to avoid overcrowding at the hospital by encouraging patients to plan their hospital visit with prior appointment only. Once they are at the hospital, patients are attended to quickly. Besides, the hospital operates dedicated lifts for access to and from the maternity ward, as well as dedicated operation theatres for patients requiring C-section.