DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY
The department of Anesthesiology- Government Villupuram Medical College, started functioning from July 2010. 24 hrs residential duty was implemented from August 2010. The staff pattern at present is as follows:
No. of Operation theatres - 10
Major - 08
Minor - 02
No. of operating tables - 17
We have two operation theatres for General Surgery, one each for ENT, Ophthal, Ortho,OG and Family Planning. We also have speciality operation theatres for Neuro Surgery, Urology, Paediatric surgery and Endoscopy. We have one Emergency operation theatre, one septic operation theatre and 2 minor operation theatres, which function throughout the day. Our department runs central assessment clinic and pain clinic. Duty anaesthesiologist attends to calls from IMCU, ICCU, SICU, NICU, PICU, Casualty and Emergency ward for CPR, intubation and ventilatory support. There is a manifold room and Central Sterilization Supply Department (CSSD) which function 24 hrs.
The number of surgical cases have increased for the past 2 years as shown below
Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
Academic activities held in the department
Participation and clinical cases presentation in clinical society meeting every 3 months.
Journal Clubs conducted twice a month.
Participation in CME programmes in allied departments
Special Clinic - Pain clinic
Liquid Oxygen Plant to be set up in near future.