Department of Anaesthesiology at Subharti Medical College is one of the largest departments,
which has over the years expanded from a nuclear family to a large joint family. The department
was set up in 2001 under the leadership of Dr. (Col.) M. Kapadia. He relinquished the post due
to personal reasons in 2005, thereafter Dr. (Mrs.) S. Akhtar, took over and after her retirement
in 2007, Dr. Nirankar Dev took the reign of the dept. The department is currently running under
the leadership of Prof. (Brig.) V.P. Singh, an alumni of AFMC, a Cardiac Anaesthesiologist and
Ph.D. degree awardee in Anaesthesiology.
Over the years, along with the development of medical sciences, the department has set up its own
high standards in patient care, education and research. All clinical departments are anchored to
this specialty. Residents join this department from various parts of the country. The department
follows an integrated approach and standard protocols for patient care, education and research.
Postgraduate course (MD) is of three years duration and includes a thesis. Diploma course
(02 Years Duration) is available for this specialty. A total of 14 junior residents are presently
pursuing their postgraduate courses at this department. The selection is based on an All-India UP
Postgraduate Medical Examination conducted by UP Unaided Medical College Welfare Association, Bareilly.
All Postgraduates are rotated in all surgical specialties, intensive care units and clinics.
The department has developed own guidelines at par with international guidelines for anesthetic
procedures to be undertaken and the curriculum planning for the junior residents.
Thesis is essential for partial fulfillment for the final examination. All junior residents take
part in the didactic teaching activities regularly. The activities are for 5 days a week, which
includes seminars, journal clubs, case discussion, tutorials etc. This is in addition to daily
teaching activity based on the cases conducted in the operation theatres & Intensive Care Unit.
On all Saturdays, there is integrated seminars organized by the college for all PG’s with topics
of common interest.
The department runs Pre Anaesthesia Clinic on every day 9 AM – 4 PM in PAC room. Pain Clinic is run
every day between 10 AM – 01 PM. In the pain clinic facilities for various modalities of pain therapy
viz. regional blocks, neurolytic block with or without ultrasound aid. Ozone therapy under fluoroscopy
Faculty and residents are encouraged to attend, present scientific papers in national and
international conferences. Dept. has organized state level CME in April 2011 and another ISA
sponsored CME is scheduled this year in October 2013.
Dept. is also responsible to run Critical Care services of 51 beds including Surgical ICU, Resp ICU,
Medicine ICU, Cardiac Care ICU etc under a dedicated and full time Anaesthesiologists. Dept. is also
managing central sterilization supply dept. (CSSD) and hospital medical gas pipeline supply system
including liquid oxygen plant.
Dept. is also running CPR courses / workshop for Doctor / Residents and Non Teaching Staff. A AHA
accredited BLS/ ACLS workshop with the help of AHA recognized faculty from Max Health Care Institute
was organized by the Dept. on 24th to 26th March 2012 for doctors and residents with overwhelming
Dept. has unique CPR Lab at CPR Training Center at the Dept. It is now catering for needs of all
doctors / residents / non teaching staff / corporate / community by offering appropriate courses
to all categories.