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Dr. K.C. Agarwal

Dr. Vinod Joshi

Dr. Gopal Purohit

Associate Professor



Assistant Professor

Dr. Chena Ram Choudhary

Name of Doctor



Telephone No.

O.P.D. days

Endoscopy /minor procedure

Unit and Time

Dr. K.C. Agarwal


 23 Ashok Nagar, Pal link road, Jodhpur

2633753/ 2752232 94141 – 29753

Monday, Wednesday,


wednesday, Saturday




Unit A 9am to 3pm

Dr. Vinod Joshi




Tuesday, Thursday

Unit B
9am to 3pm

Dr. Gopal Purohit


 82, infront shanty priya colony, B/H K.N. chest hospital cheergarh, Jodhpur


Saturday ,Sunday

Unit B 9am to 3pm 
Sunday 9am-11 am

Dr. Chena Ram Choudhary

Asstt. Prof.

 House No. 14 District shopping centre kamla Nehru nagar, sector A, Jodhpur

94143 ­01661

Monday, Wednesday,

All days of the week

Unit A 9am to 3pm



1. Active participation in the RNTCP program.
2. Faculty members have attended ZTF/STF meetings for the RNTCP control program held at Bhopal & Jhalawar
3. delivered many guest lectures in the National, State conferences and CME related to various
respiratory diseases.
4. Dr K C Agarwal has been appointed as Additional Principal II
5. RNTCP sensitization program has been organized recently for the residents and faculty of medicine and surgery, and has been planned for the other clinical departments.
6. Dr K C Agarwal was national Faculty in NAPCON 2012 held at Bubaneshwar.
7. Dr Shital Patil and Dr Deepak Singh stood first  in the Chest Challenge competition organized by ACCP(USA) and were selected for attending Chest Conference in ATLANTA(USA) and free ACCP membership . Dr Deepu was among top 5 in the competition and is given free ACCP membership.
8. MD Seats has been increased from 4 to 5 seats for the Academic Year 2013-14


1. Special procedures like I.C.T.D, pleural aspiration and F.N.A.C for various lung diseases are done here.
2. About 350-450 Bronchoscopies are done every year. In 2011 -  418 bronchoscopies have been performed. And in 2012 -  446 bronchoscopies have been perfomed. Diagnostic Bronchoscopy is being performed every Wednesday and saturday.
3. In patient Deptt. – 150 bedded hospital with 4 wards, 3 cottage wards and 2 separate wards for the DOTS-Plus (MDR).
4. Spirometry is available and daily 6-8 spirometry is being performed for diagnosis and follow up.
5. Central oxygen supply is available in the A Ward of the hospital.
6. 12 thoracoscopies (diagnostic ) have been performed since its installation in july 2012.

Recent Developments

Respiratory ICU has been sanctioned and is in process, very soon the RICU will be available to the public.

DOTS plus with  12 beds has been opened , 2 wards with 6 beds each for males and females separately has been started. The MDR patients from surrounding districts will be benefitted from the DOTS –PLUS treatment.  The DOTS PLUS ward inauguration was done on world TB Day on 24th march by mayor of Jodhpur city Sri Rameshwar Dadhich , Suryakantha Vyas, MLA Soorsagar  Jodhpur, Sri Rajendra singh Solanki president, JDA Jodhpur.

Recently C ARM has been inducted into the department and at present C arm guided FNAC , TTNA and TBNA is being performed from which the difficult to diagnose suspected lung tumors will be benefitted.

sleep Lab has been started and is available to the public. Diagnosis of sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, PLMS. About 15-20 polysomnograph studies have been performed since installation in july 2012.

Thoracoscope has been procured and Medical  thoracoscopy is being performed in the department. from this  the patients having difficult to diagnose pleural diseases will be benefitted from the same.12 procedures have been performed till date.

Automated Laundry has been installed.

Lift has been installed and lift operator has been appointed and the lift has been opened for the patients use.

Deputy superintendent post (Dr Pradeep Balia) has been sanctioned for the hospital.

The department and the hospital has been placed under Arogya online Scheme and 32 computers have been installed for the same and will be commissioned soon.

7 New nursing staff have been posted in the department .

RNTCP Core committee meeting was held in Principal and controller office

Medical officers for DOTS and DOTS plus has been appointed recently.

TB-HV and Data entry operator has been appointed recently.

All the four residents have completed and submitted their thesis to the university.

A Separate ward for the patients with  non tubercular respiratory diseases has been planned and will be available for the public very soon.


- Weekly case presentations and seminars by residents on rotational basis.
- Case of the week/month routinely presented.
- Ward round teaching by the faculty on daily basis.
- Classes are held from 9-10am daily on weekdays.

Organized National conference of pulmonologists in November 2010 in which national and international faculty and clinicians participated

- Professor K C Agarwal was unanimously elected as Secretary of the NCCP Rajasthan chapter. 
- Professor Vinod Joshi was elected as Editor in chief of the Bulletin of NCCP Raj 
- Dr. C R Choudhary was elected as treasurer of NCCP Raj 
- Dr. Sivaresmi Unnithan 3rd yr resident received YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD IN NAPCON 2010.

Timely organization of CME’s, Workshops and press conference on special days like 

- World ASTHMA day – 2nd Tuesday of May 
- World ANTITOBACCO day – 31st May 
- World TB day – 24 March, etc.

Research work

  • Role of pcr in detecting lymph node tuberculosis.
  • Cardiovascular effects of COPD.
  • Role of bronchoscopy guided procedure including EBNA /TBNA in diagnosing lung malignancies
  • A study of outcome of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients.
  • Role of biochemical , microbiological and DNA PCR in tubercular pleural effusion.
  • Bacteriology profile in acute exacerbation of COPD.
  • significance of six minute walk test in copd patients.
  • Incidence and prevalance of MDR TB in HIV positive patients.
  • Sleep disorders in COPD.
  • A prospective 1 year follow up  study of MDR patients registered under cat 4 dots
  • Incidence of pulmonary hypertension in COPD patients
  • Bacteriological and fungal profile in chronic lung diseases.

Total Beds :  162

Patient load (Till June 2013)

Indoor : 2269

Outdoor : 15678


  1. Dr K C Agarwal (Sr.Prof. & HOD) has been appointed as STF chairman under RNTCP Rajasthan.
  2. PG CME was held under NCCP Rajasthan chapter at Dr S N Medical college Jodhpur in which all PG’s of dept. respiratory medicine of entire state participated.  PG quiz was also conducted in this CME in which Dr Deepu & Dr Shital patil stood first & second respectively.
  3. Two papers from dept.of Respiratory Medicine have been selected for ERS (European Respiratory Society) conference to be held at Barcelona Spain.
  4. Two papers have also been selected for the CHEST Conference under ACCP to be held at Chicago.
  5. Dr Deepu has been awarded appreciation letter by the Principal of Dr S N M C Jodhpur on 26th January 2013.
  6. The 13th state conference RAJPULMOCON 2014 has been awarded to the Dept. of Respiratory Medicine Dr S N M C Jodhpur which will be held in the month of Jan/Feb2014.

New facilities upgraded in the hospital

  1. Two new cottage wards have been started.
  2. Autoanalyzer has been installed in the lab.
  3. Digital x-ray machine has been installed in the dept.
  4. Five new posts of first grade nurses & one post of nursing superintendent have been sanctioned.
  5. Vacant post of nursing superintendent has been fulfilled by the appointment of S N Sharma.
  6. Free  meal facility for patients & companions has been started in hospital premises.
  7. Seminar room has been renovated and upgraded.
  8. Staff of DOTS PLUS ward has been fulfilled by the appointment of MO & STS.
Medical Department
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