About the Dept

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The Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute was set up in the year 2001 with three operation theatres and Intensive care Unit. Since then it has grown rapidly, and at present it is situated in the 2nd floor of the hospital building adjacent to the operation theatres. Presently there are ten well equipped operation theatres and 5 of them have been upgraded to Zero bacteria operation theatres with full stainless steel walls and laminar flow pattern with HEPA filters. The department also manages a multi-disciplinary seven-bedded Critical Care Unit with all modern equipments and facilities. The department caters to basic surgical disciplines like General Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, ENT & Ophthalmology, as well as specialties like Plastic & Micro vascular Surgery, Urology, Neuro Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. A fully functional Cardiac cath-lab is supported by the department, for procedures on children under anaesthesia. The variety of cases integrated with ongoing clinical research & education results in wide ranging expertise in the anesthetic management of patients of all ages.

The department provides twenty four hour emergency service every day. The service of a consultant in anesthesia is available day and night in order to ensure quality care of patients coming to the hospital. The Emergency services are provided in Casualty, Emergency Ward, Intensive Care Unit and for emergency surgical procedures.

The postgraduate courses in Anaesthesia were started with 2 M.D. and 2 Diploma seats in 2008. It was enhanced to 3 MD seats in 2011 and 6 MD seats in 2012. At present there are 14 postgraduate trainees in the department at various stages of training.

Regular Teaching programs are being conducted by the department for undergraduate, postgraduates and special training on Basic Life Support System / Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation are being given to Nursing Staff, Paramedical staff and students.        

Pain clinic has been set up for Management of acute and chronic pain and per-operative care.Separate pain palliative care unit and trauma centre are going to be started.

The department has conducted various conference, C.M.E.’s and workshop in the field of anesthesia and Critical care. Presently various research projects are run by Faculty members of the department. The faculty members have participated in various national and international conferences.