God's Grace at Thiruvalla

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."


Pulmonology is the branch of Medicine which deals with the care of patients with diseases of the lung and disorders in the function of breathing.

The aim of the Pulmonology Department at Believers Church Medical College is to deliver effective and high quality health services to our patients, to act to improve the health of our population and to do everything we can to address the wider social determinants of health which cause health inequalities in a Christian Manner.

The diseases that we take care of at this department are Bronchial Asthma, Chronic obstructive airway disease, Assessment of the Breathless Patient, Assessment of the patient with chronic cough, Pneumonia, Bronchiectasis, Lung abscesses, Pulmonary fibrosis, Tuberculosis, Lung Cancers, Pleural effusions, Pneumothorax, ARDS, Ventilators disorders and Respiratory failure.


  • Relevant blood testing for patients with respiratory diseases.
  • Lung function tests.
  • 6-minute walk test.
  • Blood gas analysis.
  • Thoracentesis
  • Sleep studies.
  • Oxygen assessment studies.
  • Brochoscopy  ( with Broncho Alveolar Lavage, Fine Needle Aaspiration Cytology,  Bronchial Brushings, Washing, Biopsy, TransBronchial Needle Aspiration, Trans Bronchial Lung Biopsy.)
  • Thoracoscopy: Biopsy, Pleurodesis, Lysis of pleural adhesion.
  • CT Scans of the Lung and USG guided FNAC and Biopsy
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Out Patient Department Timings

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday

08:00am to 4:30pm

Files can be taken out at the reception from 06:00 am to 12:30 pm

Advance booking can be done except on all days 

Wednesday and Thursday

08:00am to 02:00 pm

Bronchoscopy and Thoracoscopy

02:15pm to 04:30 pm


08:00am to 01:00pm

Walk in from 06:00 am onwards

Monday to Saturday - Consultants will be on rounds attending to inpatients from 08:00 am till 10am

Sunday No OPD Service,

24X7 Emergency Services via Emergency Department.


Telephone Extension

+91-469-2703100   /   101 *1159

Our Doctors

Dr. Luke Mathew
Dr. Luke Mathew MD, MRCP View Profile
Dr. Aji Mathew Joseph
Dr. Aji Mathew Joseph MD Pulmonology View Profile
Dr. Bency Koickal Thomas
Dr. Bency Koickal Thomas MD View Profile

Awards & Accreditation

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Kerala state pollution control board