Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow (King George's Medical University)

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Department of Anaesthesiology


The Department of Anaesthesiology started out as a unit in the Department of Surgery in the year 1911 and did yeoman service in the overall development and progress of surgery in this institution for more than 5 decades

In the year 1961, a separate chair for anesthesiology was created, thus establishing the first separate department of Anaesthesiology in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Prof. RP Badola was appointed as the first head of department. Under his able guidance the first Pain Clinic was started and the speciality of Neuroanesthesia was developed. The first batch of MD students passed out in 1964.

Courses Offered :

=> MD (Master of Anaesthesiology)
=> DA (Diploma in Anaesthesiology)

Activities :

=> At present the department of Anaesthesiology has a 25 member strong Faculty and provides routine and emergency anaesthesia services to the entire Hospital (GM & Associated Hospitals) including superspecialities – Cardiac Surgery, CTVS, Neurosurgery, Obst. & Gynecology, Gastro-Surgery, Orthopedics, Radiotherapy, Psychiatry, Plastic Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Urology and Oncology.

=> The number of surgical procedures receiving anaesthesia annually number about 15000.

=> Acute Pain service for 4 beds in ICU.

=> The department is running a 20 bedded Intensive Care Facility (Critical Care Unit-CCU) at the Emergency & Trauma Centre, with ventilators and state of art equipments.

=> The department is providing teaching and training to undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental students.

=> Setting up a state level Ambulance Services under Trauma Centre and a modern anaesthesia unit for Organ Transplantation are in the offing.

=> The department is running a successful PAC Pre-Anaesthetic Checkup (daily).

=> The Department is running a successful Pain Clinic for 3 days(Monday, Wednesday & Friday) with Diathermic facility.

=> The department has the third Human Patient Simulator (HPS) of the country, where Post graduates get hands on training on it, on basic resuscitation and various other scenarios.

The department is also providing Labour Analgesia Services to the patients.


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