Respiratory & Sleep Medicine

About the Speciality

Since its establishment in 2015, the Department of Respiratory Medicine has evolved to manage a wide range of respiratory diseases spanning from asthma, COPD, Pneumonia, ILDs, Pleural based diseases and sleep disorders as well as tuberculosis.

A well-trained faculty oversees the patients and offers the best health outcomes at the best hospital for pneumonia, while emphasizing quality care, efficient diagnosis and management. The department has advanced state-of-the-art equipment in pulmonary procedures such as Ultrasound based pleural procedures, Bronchoscopy, Allergy clinic, Spirometry and DLCO and Level 1 sleep lab facility. There is also the involvement of the department in clinical research activities, academics and training.

Speciality Clinics

The list of speciality clinics offered by the Department of Respiratory Medicine is given below.

  • Asthma Clinic: Assessment, management, rehabilitation and follow up of asthma patients.
  • COPD Clinic: Assessment, management, rehabilitation and follow up of COPD patients.
  • Post Covid Clinic: Assessment, management, rehabilitation and follow up of post covid patients.
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic: Chest physiotherapy and respiratory muscle training.

Diagnostic and Clinical Services

The details regarding the diagnostic and clinical service are listed below.

  • Outpatient Clinics

    Respiratory outpatient services on all days (9 AM to 5 PM) by the best lungs specialist in Jaipur.

  • In-patient Clinics

    The in-patient clinic has 30 general beds and 10 beds in the respiratory intensive care unit and MDR TB ward.

  • Allergy Unit

    Skin prick test

  • Pulmonary Function Lab

    Spirometry and diffusing capacity measurements by CO diffusion

  • Bronchoscopy Services

    Fibreoptic and video bronchoscopy with BAL, EBB, TBLB, TBNA

  • Ultrasound-Guided Interventions

    Chest sonography, ICD/ Pigtail insertion, Pleural biopsy

  • Exercise Testing

    Six minutes walking test

  • Full Fledged Sleep Lab

    Level 1: Polysomnography, limited channel sleep study, Auto-CPAP titration, Manual CPAP titration


HOD Message

“Department of Respiratory Medicine at JNU Hospital and Medical College comprises a highly experienced team of professionals who are dedicated to providing quality patient care, education, and research in the field of Respiratory Medicine. We offer respiratory care for the state of Rajasthan covering both the inpatient (dedicated wards and intensive care units) and outpatient needs of the area. Additionally, we offer tertiary pulmonary care for a large catchment area that includes neighboring cities and states. We offer world-class treatment of a variety of respiratory diseases such as COPD, Asthma, Tuberculosis, Silicosis, Pneumonia, etc., and serve as one of the state nodal centers for the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP). The department is equipped with highly advanced technology for pulmonary procedures including video bronchoscopy, ultrasound/CT guided pleura-pulmonary procedures, spirometry, DLCO, and sleep lab.”

Dr. Brij Behari Mathur

Respiratory & Sleep Medicine

What we treat

At Division of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine of JNU, we invest our efforts, time, and expertise to detect and treat various types of Ailments.

Bronchiectasis is a long-term condition where the airways of the lungs become widened

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Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs.

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Interstitial lung disease describes a large group of disorders, most of which cause progressive scarring of lung tissue.

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Lung abscess is a pus-filled cavity in your lung surrounded by inflamed tissue.

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Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

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Pleural effusion is an unusual amount of fluid around the lung.

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A pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into the space between your lung and chest wall. This air pushes on the outside of your lung and makes it collapse. A pneumothorax can be a complete lung collapse or a collapse of only a portion of the lung. A pneumothorax can be caused by a blunt or penetrating chest injury, certain medical procedures, or damage from underlying lung disease

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Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.

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Blood Transfusion

It is a very common medical procedure in the practice of modern medicine. In this transfusion of either whole blood or its component such as blood cell or plasma, clotting factors.


Bronchoscopy is a procedure to look directly at the airways in the lungs using a thin, lighted tube (bronchoscope).

CT Guided Lung Biopsy

CT-guided lung biopsy is a procedure to collect small tissue samples from an abnormal area in the lung.

Thoracostomy (Chest Tube Insertion)

A chest tube can help drain air, blood, or fluid from the space surrounding your lungs, called the pleural space.


Thoracentesis (syn. Thoracocentesis/ Pleural tap / Needle thoracostomy / Needle decompression) is a minimally invasive procedure to remove fluid or air from pleural space for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

Pleural Biopsy

The pleura is a double layer of membranes that surrounds the lungs. A pleural biopsy is a procedure to take a small piece of the pleura

Consult with experienced Doctors

JNU is home to some of the most eminent doctors in the world, most of whom are pioneers in their respective arenas and are renowned for developing innovative and revolutionary procedures