Emergency Medicine Department was established in the year 2008 after shifting to the new building. Due to acute shortage of clinical staff the unit was not well established. However, the department is gradually expanding both in terms of capacity and the type of services provided over the last few years. At present it occupies a part of the building on the zero level next to diagnostic block, emergency pharmacy department attached. The emergency department is manned by GDMOs, Nurses and support staffs. The number of doctors working in the emergency department depends on the availability of doctors. They work on shift system. At present it has the capacity of 10 beds including 3 for critical patients. Additional beds are added whenever necessary.
Laboratory facilities, ultrasonography and X-ray are accessible 24 hours a day through the emergency department. Emergency department has a minor operation theater for emergency procedures. Monitors and other emergency medical equipment are available in the department. The ambulance services are also managed by the department in coordination with the Emergency Medical officer and EMT technician.
Types of Services provided in the Emergency Department.
Emergencies of all nature are first seen in the emergency department. All the patients are triaged on admission (prioritization of patients according to condition of the patients) and serious patients are assessed first. All necessary investigation and management are done and if required respective specialist on call are consulted. In short, it is a multidisciplinary approach to the management of the patients.
Emergency department also provides OPD services from 3 PM till 9AM seven days a week.
Some of the most common diseases that are seen emergencies are:
Acute abdomenal pain.
Peptic Ulcer, Appendicitis and Cholecystities.
Road Traffic Accidents (RTA), Assaults and fall injuries.
ARI including pneumonia
Pregnancy related complications like APH (acute perture hamoerrage) and PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension)
Heart related conditions like IHD (ishaemic heart disease) CCF (congestive cardiac failure) and AMI (acute myocardial infarction)
Acute poisoning both accidental and intentional
Seizure disorders including febrile convulsion in children
Diabetic and hypertensive emergencies