Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services
Nutrition plays an important role in the speedy recovery of hospitalized patients. Timely and protocolized nutrition support has shown to improve clinical outcomes and reduce the length of hospital stay. Moreover, good nutrition and dietary interventions are the cornerstones of management in case of many lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension etc.
Periodical re-assessments and follow-ups are done till discharge. At discharge, a diet chart is prepared, explained to the patient and family and given for following the dietetic advice at home.
At the outpatient department, the dietitians counsel the referred patients for a variety of conditions such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, weight management, renal and gastrointestinal disorders and so on. The patients’ general food pattern is noted and an appropriate medical Nutrition Therapy plan is made. Follow-up at the OPD is done cases of uncontrolled diabetes, post-bariatric surgery diet regimes, renal diet modifications, etc.