Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences
An Autonomous Institute under the Govt. of Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jharkhand
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The department of Anaesthesiology was established in the early sixties. Dr. Nasir Ahmad was the first HOD and was succeeded by Prof. P.C. Asthana. The department was twice headed by Prof. L.N. Jha. Post graduate degrees of M.D and diploma were started in the year 1986 (recognized in 2011) and 1982 respectively. Dr. S.P. Sahu and Dr. Jagannath Prasad were the subsequent HODs. Prof Dr. Ajit Kumar worked as the Department Head thence. Dr. Shanti Prakash was the HOD after him and presently Dr. Usha Suwalka is the HOD. She is the first female Professer & HOD.


The department is linked to all surgical branches. Apart from psychiatric procedures, therapeutic, diagnostic and other medical procedures are regularly performed in an excellent infrastructure. LSAS training for EMoC is being conducted here for Rural Medical Officers under the NRHM, G.O.I.


Postgraduate Clinical work in routine and emergency O.T.s, seminars, case presentations, journal reading, CME, Conferences and workshops.


Pre Anaesthetic check-up clinic (PAC) is run well. Patients planned for surgeries in different surgical departments come for evaluation prior to surgery where they are guided for further procedures.


The department functions from 9 AM to 5PM on routine days and 24 hours on emergency duty.


On Urogynec cases – April’16
Worshop organized by ENT for surgeries of cochlear transplant.
Live operative workshop on PCNL May’16


To run pain clinic with well equipped OPD, department and O.T for different procedures for pain management.
To run APS and give labour analgesia.
To start critical care unit in every OT.
To start virtual library and HMIS linked with the department.


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Dr. Usha Suwalka ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Ladhu Lakra Professor & HODNot Available
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Dr. Pravin Kumar Tiwar Associate ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Mukesh Kumar Associate ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Azizul Haque Associate ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Ekramul Haque Associate ProfessorNot Available
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Undergraduate Lectures and clinical posting are scheduled as per MCI and exams are scheduled at term ending.


Postgraduate regular theory and clinical practical exams are conducted during their term endings and before university exams.


For Students-

Seminar room, Departmental museum, Library and P.G room are available. Manikins for training of C.P.R. and intubation are kept in the seminar room and have been procured through the NRHM.

For Patients-

There is a Pre Anesthesia Checkup Room (PACR) in the department and separate pre- operative care rooms in OT complex.



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Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

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