Infections are a major cause of disability and death globally. These infections can range in severi-ty from an ordinary common cold at one end of the spectrum to serious infections leading to death at the other end of the spectrum. Infections can be caused by several agents like viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. With increasing antibiotic resistance, globally as well as in India, infec-tions are becoming increasingly difficult to treat and often result in death. Such difficult cases warrant treatment by specialists trained in this field in order to result in better outcomes. MGM is one of the very few hospitals to be offering patients this unique need of the hour care.


We have started the department of infectious diseases in order to provide outpatient and inpa-tient care to patients suffering from various infections.

  • OPD of the department of Infectious Diseases run daily in Room No 9 on the 2nd floor of our hospital. The daily timings are from 1 pm to 3 pm. OPDs serve to provide consultation about the diagnosis, evaluation, management and prevention of infectious diseases. After initial evaluation, we would request further tests as may be necessary and then prepare a plan of treatment. Our specialists also provide guidance and management for patients with HIV, adults needing immun-ization advice etc.

  • Patients who require admission for evaluation and management can be admitted under care of the department of infectious diseases. Management of patients admitted under other departments requiring opinion with regard to infection.For example, if a patient develops post surgery infec-tion which is possible in diabetic patients, we provide advice on treatment of such infections. We have fully functional and equipped microbiology and pathology laboratories which are ex-tremely important for establishing a diagnosis and monitoring these patients.

  • Specialized clinics cater to the needs of patients with specific needs. These groups of patients could include people traveling abroad for advice on international vaccine requirements, adults needing immunization, patients who have had bone marrow transplant or kidney / liver or other organ transplant etc. We have the following speciality clinics, some more are in the planning to be started in the near future.


MGM Hospital Vashi understands the need of a department which specifically takes initiative in dealing with infectious diseases which are varied in etiology and prognosis. An initiative to start a department itself is an achievement. The department is in its budding stage and has already successfully handled range of infectious disease cases and provided treatment. The satisfaction and testimonials of these patients are our stepping stones towards greater goals that this depart-ment plans to achieve.

  Technology & Infrastructure

At MGM New Bombay Hospital Vashi the infectious disease department is supported by Computer-ized well-equipped NABL accredited Pathology Laboratory for reliability and high level of accuracy in medical investigations. We also have best in Class Radiology department including 3 MRI Tesla Ma-chine and 64 Slice CT Machine which give clarity in images and helps in better clinical correlation.
Also there is multimodality of treatments available as we are multispecialty hospital and Infectious disease department can work in conjunction with other department to bring out better results.


Infectious diseases are diseases or illnesses caused by microbiologic agents.Such agents include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites.

The route cause for infectious diseases is an infecting organism.However, many underlying fac-tors like diabetes, old age, kidney and liver problem etc can predispose a person to develop infec-tious diseases.

Many infections are transmitted from person to person but not all of them.The spread depends on the type of contact with the diseased person.While flu spreads easily from person to person, bacterial pneumonia does not spread.

Many tests ordered by ID physicians are common to other disciplines of medicine and are blood tests. Cultures are especially important to ID physicians, and can include culture of blood, urine, stool etc. Cultures are done in microbiology laboratory. Tests called PCRs are very important for several viral infections.Other tests like X ray, CT scan, endoscopies, etc may be ordered as may be deemed necessary.

Antibiotic resistance means that a micro-organism which could previously be killed or stopped by antibiotic becomes resistant to the effect of that medicine. One of the major causes of antibiotic resistance is inappropriate use of antibiotics in the general population, often without any justifia-ble reason. Antibiotic resistance is a major problem globally and in India, since infections by these organisms result in disability and death of thousands and millions of patients every year.

Diabetics, patients with kidney or liver disease have weakened immune system to fight microor-ganisms. They need extra care and caution in monitoring and treating them.

Diabetics, patients with kidney or liver disease have weakened immune system to fight microor-ganisms. They need extra care and caution in monitoring and treating them.

Vaccines are specific type of injections designed to boost immunity against particular infections. One vaccine generally provides protection against one micro-organism. Influenza vaccine, hepati-tis B vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine etc are of importance to adults.

Many countries have specific vaccination requirements and also have stipulated time periods within which these vaccines need to be given. These requirements are different for different countries and to certain extent also depend on your country of residence or countries recently travelled.

Hepatitis B and C are specific viral infections which have a predilection to involve the liver and cause liver swelling or liver injury. These are important because they often cause slow gradual damage to the liver and may even result in liver failure. Measures like proper screening of blood and blood products before transfusion, encouraging voluntary blood donation, etc are important in preventing the transmission of these viruses. Additionally, while an effective vaccine exists for hepatitis B, unfortunately no such vaccine is available for hepatitis C.

H1N1 or swine flu is a type of viral infection that mainly affects throat and lungs. In its mildest form, the infection resembles common cold or sore throat and resolves on its own. However, in its most severe form, it affects the lungs badly and causes breathing failure. All patients with swine flu do not need any specific treatment.