Clinical Facilities

The Viswanathan Chest Hospital (VCH), formerly known as Clinical Research Centre, is the hospital wing of the Institute with the following Departments

1. Respiratory Medicine

2. Respiratory Allergy and Applied Immunology

3. Cardio-respiratory Physiology

4. Radiodiagnosis and Imaging

5.Clinical Laboratories of Biochemistry and Microbiology


Facilities available at Viswanathan Chest Hospital 


Outpatient Department

In-patient Facility with 128 beds,

24 Hours Respiratory Emergency,

8 bedded Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (with facilities of 6 ventilators),

Pulmonary Function laboratory

Sleep Laboratory


Allergy and Applied Immunology Laboratory

Clinical Hematology and Pathology Laboratory

Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory

Radiology Unit

64 Slice MDCT Scan Center

Microbiology laboratory

National Centre of Respiratory Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Tobacco Cessation Clinic

National Yoga Therapy Centre

Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)

Medical Records Section


Specialized investigations available at VCH

Pulmonary function tests

Arterial blood gases


Polysomnograms (Sleep Laboratory)

Fibreoptic bronchoscopy

Respiratory Allergy Skin Tests

Clinical Immunology

Computed Tomography

Plain Radiography


Guided FNAC

BACTEC System   for Tuberculosis


Tobacco Cessation Clinic


A Tobacco Cessation Clinic has been running on every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 – 4:30 P.M.


National Yoga Therapy Centre


The National Yoga Therapy Centre in collaboration with the Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi], runs on every Monday to Saturday from 8.00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.


Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic


The Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic runs on every Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.