Infectious diseases, also known as communicable or transmissible diseases are those diseases which have been caused by a pathogenic microbe like virus, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. These include diseases like Flu, H1N1, Dengue, Chikungunya, Typhoid, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Gastroentritis, HIV, urinary Tract Infection, Meningitis, Antibiotic resistant Community acquired and Hospital Acquired infections and many more…
In India, the range and burden of such diseases is enormous. Infection, not heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, is the leading cause of death in India. The greatest challenge being faced by healthcare workers, today, is the resistance acquired by the microbes to the commonly used antibiotics resulting in Multi-drug resistant pathogens or Superbugs as they are commonly referred to. Thus it is imperativ to consult an infectious diseases specialist for proper treatment of such diseases. However, in India, while other specialists like internist, intensivist, cardiologist, nephrologist are all easy to find, but there are very few qualified infectious diseases specialists (I D Specialists) available.
Dr. Vivek Nangia, is amongst the handful of such specialists in the whole country to have qualified a Diploma and then Masters in Infectious diseases from the renowned London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London University, UK. . On the completion of his MSc in Infectious Diseases, he was felicitated by “Her Royal Highness Princess Royal” (member of the British Royal Family). The ceremony was attended by more than 3000 delegates from over 180 countries. He was one of the few Infectious Diseases Physicians from all over the world and the only I D physician from India to have got this honor.
Dr.Nangia was one of the five Physicians from across the globe and the only one from India to be felicitated by her Royal Highness Princess Royal of London on successfully completing the prestigious program of infectious diseases.
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