The Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care is headed by Dr. Anil Gurnani, Group Director, Critical Care, Kailash Healthcare Ltd. He is also the Chairperson, Infection Control Committee and Incharge CME Activities of the Hospital.
A Graduate & Post Graduate from Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, Diplomat National Board in Anaesthesiology; and Fellow, Indian College of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Gurnani was formerly Senior Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care at the University College of Medical Sciences & G.T.B. Hospital, Delhi.
He has to his credit many National & International Publications in the field of trauma, Anaesthesia & Critical Care, and Acute Poisoning. Dr. Gurnani edited a book on trauma Anaesthesia & Critical Care, and authored a book on Rescue & Resuscitation. Dr. Gurnani has attended various international forums and seminars where he has presented papers and posters. His special interest is in the field of Intensive Care, especially Resuscitation & Mechanical Ventilation.
- The Anaesthesiology & Critical Care Department has Six OTs, one Endoscopy Unit and 5 ICUs - the Medical ICU, Neuro ICU, trauma ICU, High Dependency Unit and Neonatal ICU catering to 70 critical care beds.
- The department is recognized by Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine ( ISCCM ) for post graduate courses in Critical Care and has already enrolled students for the same.
- The strength of the department lies in its strong team comprising of an institutional hierarchy, with Senior Consultants, Junior Consultants, Senior Residents, Resident Medical Officers, Administrator & PRO.
- The department boasts of a dedicated paediatric anaesthesiology team which provides services for all kinds of paediatric and neonatal surgery, with back up of neonatal intensive care.
- All the OTs are fitted with centralised anaesthesia gas delivery system, laminar flow and equipped with modern anaesthesia machines. It is supported by well structured, protocolized ICUs, equipped with invasive and non-invasive monitors and 21 new generation ventilators, with dedicated neonatal ventilators.
- The department caters to a large number of cases per month under anaesthesia that includes Neuro-surgery, Minimal Access Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery and Spine Surgery as well.
- Another highlight of the department is its Critical Care Transport Service, which is able to retrieve any critically ill patient from far off places. The Ambulance is like a mobile ICU, equipped with means to monitor and ventilate during transportation.
Management Of Poisoning & Snake Bites
The Critical Care is staffed with Intensivists duly trained for "Poison Control in South East Asian Regional Organisation (SEARO) Countries" by the World Health Organization (WHO), and equipped to manage any kind of acute poisoning or envenomation (snake bites, scorpion bites, etc.).
The Centre manages all kinds of insecticides / pesticides poisoning as well, along with provision of antidotes, as these kinds of poisoning are very rampant in this part of the country. The victims are managed by a specialised team by providing multi-organ life support system.