The Department of Anesthesia comprises of a highly integrated, collaborative group of dedicated anesthesiologists catering to various surgical specialities, lending their expertise to the management of a variety of cases of all age-groups along with integrated clinical research and education.
The departmental staff man thirteen operating theatres in the OT complex equipped with modern workstations,multipara monitors with invasive pressure-gas monitors and difficult airway gadgets including fibre optic laryngoscopes, video-laryngoscopes, supraglottic airway devices and sets for percutaneous tracheostomy and crico-thyrotomy. The new modular OT complex with HEPA filters, laminar flow, anesthesia gas scavenging system, 10 bedded ICU and a state-of-the-art modern seminar room with live streaming of procedures shall soon be operational. The services of the department are also routinely extended for performing radiological procedures in the MRI and CT scan suites.
The Department runs a pre-anesthetic clinic in the out-patient department for patients who come for day-care surgery. Labour analgesia (painless labour) is also rendered by the department when requested. The Department provides emergency services with consultant back-up 24 x 7 to ensure prompt attention and care of the patients coming to the Emergency. Emergency services are provided in the OT, Casualty, Trauma centre and Intensive Care Unit.
The Department has an intake of 4 MD students and one Diploma candidate each year, both recognized by the Medical Council of India. The department has also been recognized as a practical centre for DNB examinations.All MD candidates undergo a compulsory 1 month posting at NIMS, Hyderabad in the Respiratory ICU and Department of Cardiothoracic anesthesia. They are also encouraged to attend BLS-ACLS courses, ventilator/ hemodynamic/ difficult airway management workshops.
The Department is also involved in simulation based CPR training of undergraduate, interns and nursing students. Undergraduates are introduced to the basics of anesthesia, critical care management, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and trauma life support in the course of a lecture series as well as a clinical posting. The department also runs Life Saving Anesthesia Skills (LSAS) programme under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for MBBS doctors from sub-district places of Maharashtra for training in Obstetric Anaesthesia. Recently the department launched MIST Sevagram project (MGIMS Institute for Simulation based Training) which has so far completed two successful AHA accredited BLS and ACLS courses having procured state-of-the-art mannequins. The Department has been selected by the Government of India as one of the first five institutes in country to kickstart the NELS (National Emergency Life Support) program where training in emergency life support will be given to interns, PHC, CHC as well as paramedical staff.