The medicine department holds 26 Intensive care beds. The intensive care beds are distributed in four different areas. The MICU(medical intensive care unit) comprises 9 beds of which all can hold a ventilated patients. Each bed holds a four para monitor which helps in continuous monitoring of ECG,blood pressure,respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and invasive arterial blood pressure monitoring. The case distribution in this area includes sepsis, respiratory diseases,chronic kidney disease,chronic conditions like alcohol related liver disease & pancreatitis, burns,trauma,neurological disorders including neurosurgical patients.
The critical care unit holds 12 beds in total in two blocks within the same area. All the 12 beds can hold ventilated patients and the case distribution is similar to MICU. The Isolation ICU holds 5 beds of which four are negative pressure rooms. So patients suffering from infections which can be spread through droplets are admitted there. Also this area holds ventilated patients suffering from superbugs to avoid cross contamination. We ventilate close to 800 patients a year.
The intensive care has facilities to hold ECMO(extracorporeal membrane oxygenation),double lung ventilation,ICP monitoring,cardiac output monitoring and bedside tracheostomy. The unit runs a good organ transplant program.