Established as the cornerstone of the Chennai Medical College Hospital & Research Center, the Department of Anesthesiology is functioning from 2008. With a fully dedicated faculty members and state of art equipments, the department caters its service to various other departments of the institution. Presently there are 12 fully functional operation theaters, a well-furnished library with 24-hour internet facility, a demo hall for students with a 42 inch LED TV and a museum. The main strength of the department is the easy approachability of faculties for the UG students. The MBBS students who do a two-week internship in Anesthesia easily learns the art of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, perform venous cannulation including Central Venous Catherisation, perform endotracheal intubation and also perform the lumbar puncture. Many patients with high risk who have been rejected in outside hospitals have undergone surgeries successfully because of our well-experienced faculties. With a clear objective of obtaining a good collaboration with other departments, the Anesthesia faculties are always available for service to their colleagues of other departments at any time of the day. The department is good at making valuable academic sessions and they regularly conduct practically useful CME programs. The whole Anesthesia department is striving hard to achieve their next goal of obtaining a postgraduate course in Anesthesiology and we wish it comes true one day.
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We the department of Anesthesiology are catering services beyond the operation theater like sedation for MRI and CT scans, mechanical ventilation management in ICU patients, management of Poisoning cases and Trauma cases in ICU, central venous cannulations in dialysis ward & burns ward and pain relief procedures for patients with chronic pain. Almost all kind of surgeries are being performed including General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedics, Opthalmology, ENT, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Cardiovascular Surgery. Presently there are 13 faculties in the department with 2 Professors, 2 Associate Professors, 2 Assistant Professors, 6 Senior Residents and a junior resident. Regular academic classes for 6th and 7th semester MBBS students are taken every Saturday during the months of October, November and December.
The MBBS students are posted to observe the practical aspects of Anesthesia procedures during their 2 weeks clinical posting in the final year (8th or 9th semester). The CRRIs are given a full hands-on training of all Anesthesia procedures during their 2 weeks internship. From January 2017 we have planned to conduct hands-on training programs on BLS & ACLS for all the CRRIs. We take pride to announce that our institution has been announced as the venue for the forthcoming South Zone Anesthesia Congress to be held in August 2017. All the faculties of the department thus stand united to uplift the medical field and the institution.