Morbidity profiling of patients treated at Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital of the National Institute of Siddha from 2004 to 2023 in Tamil Nadu, India

Authors

  • Meenakumari R. National Institute of Siddha, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Christian G. J. Department of Noi Naadal, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Meenakshi Sundaram M. Department of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Vasna Joshua National Institute of Siddha, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Lakshmi Kantham T. Department of Maruthuvam, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Sivakkumar S. Department of Gunapadam, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Madhavan R. Department of Nanju Maruthuvam, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Mahalakshmi V. Department of Siddhar Yoga Maruthuvam, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Mahadevan M. V. Department of Pura Maruthuvam, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Periyasami D. Department of Varma Maruthuvam, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Suresh K. Department of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Muthuvel A. Department of Biochemistry, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Marudhu Ramachandran M. Department of Microbiology, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Senthilkumar B. R. Department of Physiology, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Saminathan P. Department of Pathology, NIS Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Ramesh P. National Institute of Siddha, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241818

Keywords:

Ayush care, Morbidity, New patients, Revisit patients, Siddha

Abstract

Background: Understanding the patient flow for health-seeking patterns and utilization of AYUSH care in India has been considered essential for a greater emphasis on mainstreaming and blending into the existing healthcare systems. This study examines the morbidity profiling of patients reporting to Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital (APH) of the National Institute of Siddha (NIS), Chennai.

Methods: The study included new and old/revisit patients who attended the APH, Outpatient Department (OPD), special OPD, and Inpatient Department (IPD) from October 2004 to December 2023.

Results: Through OPD and IPD, APH has treated 98,94,373 cases and 7,61,754 cases, respectively. The average number of cases treated per day at OPD was 1484, and 115 in IPD. Men were higher in OPD and IPD.  The more common diseases treated during 2012-2023 at OPD were Madhumegam (diabetes mellitus) 13% and Azhal keelvayu (osteoarthritis) 12% whereas, in IPD, it was Thandagavatham (lumbar spondylosis) 9.5% and Pakkavatham (hemiplegia) 9.4%. At APH, 9 X-ray investigations, 44 Varmam therapies, 37 Thokkanam therapies, 497 pathological, 433 biochemical investigations, and 38 microbiological tests were performed each day.

Conclusions: This study reveals the scope of the Siddha system of Medicine in managing Musculoskeletal disorders. The patient data generated at APH would enhance the National Health Policy (NHP) objective of strengthening and prioritizing health services' importance, promoting good health, and creating guidelines for high-quality care.

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2024-06-28

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R., M., G. J., C., M., M. S., Joshua, V., T., L. K., S., S., R., M., V., M., M. V., M., D., P., K., S., A., M., M., M. R., B. R., S., P., S., & P., R. (2024). Morbidity profiling of patients treated at Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital of the National Institute of Siddha from 2004 to 2023 in Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(7), 2646–2655. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241818

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