The center has added new features in the form of departments like Allergy, Clinical Immunology, Immuno-deficiency, integrated soft tissue and chronic pain management, joint preservation and restoration and has upgraded the existing departments like physiotherapy, orthotics, diet nutrition, obesity and lifestyle counselling, etc. These departments include new consultants and supported by felt need investigational support with the addition of equipment like X-ray, soft tissue ultrasound, Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) and other equipment like EEG machine for Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), Doppler and Diagnostic Laboratory with Home blood sample collection. Apart from this CRICR has qualified Resident doctor Available 24hours for patient care and Emergency service supported by well-established Receptionist, Nursing staff, Paramedics, Housekeeping personnel.
The institute has strengthened its inpatient facility by the addition of needed emergency services, ICU with ventilator support and minor procedure room, etc.
On the academic side, the institute has expanded its fellowship programme to a full time 2 years course to better train the candidates and to make the programme in tune with the other national and international centers. We would like to record here that, some of the scientific projects conducted by the fellowship students of the institute in the past 8 years have translated into 10 publications in national and international journals apart from the other publications of Dr. Chandrashekara. S and group from the institute.
Over the past decade Dr. Chandrashekara. S has published 7 volumes of physician reference books on “Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis – Question & Answer”. These books have undergone reprints and widely distributed receiving a critical review from physicians referring to them. The institute has also published reference books related to Rheumatology and other branches of medicine authored by other consultants.