Anaesthesiology and Pain Management
Anaesthesia Department of Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre is well equipped with latest machines to meet the needs of all types of cancer patients and for surgeries lasting for long hours. The clientele ranges from the paediatric to the geriatric age group. The hospital has eight major OT's, three minor OT’s and a 28 bedded post operative ward. The Department is equipped with latest Anaesthesia work stations and monitoring systems.
General Anaesthesia as well as conscious sedation is performed in remote locations like Radiotherapy Department, PET- CT, CT and MRI Departments.
The Department is running a pain clinic which provides pain relief to cancer patients. Treatment modalities such as Neurolytic Nerve / Plexus Blocks and Neuroaxial Opioid Therapy is being offered in terminally ill patients.
The Anaesthesiology team comprises of two Senior Consultants, five Consultants, apart from the Clinical Assistants, Senior Residents and DNB candidates.
The Department is accredited by the National Board of Examination and two primary and two secondary DNB candidates are admitted every year for the course. An OT technician course approved by Indian Medical Association is also being conducted by the Department.