The Department of Neurology was established in 2011 and headed by Prof Dr. Bhaskara P. Shelley. The department has state- of-the-art technology and neuro-intensive facilities for Inpatients as well as Outpatients providing comprehensive tertiary level care for patients with neurological disorders. Prior to 2011, Neurology services were provided under the leadership of Dr Lally Alexander under the Department of Medicine from 2008. The spectrum and nature of disorders is similar to that at any large tertiary care hospital and involves patients with a wide variety of neurological disorders that includes diseases of the brain, demyelinating and neurodegenerative disorders, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, neuromuscular diseases, and disorders at the interface of the brain and mind.
In addition to Primary and Follow up Neurology OP services, subspecialty services are provided for cognitive and behaviour disorders, memory disorders, dementia, movement disorders, stroke-TIA, epilepsy, Neuro pain and healthy brain clinics. The department has a separate Neurophysiology laboratory subsection with state of art advanced neurophysiology digital equipments. Neurophysiology services are available on all working days.
To be the leader in patient care, teaching and research in the various disorders of the brain -mind-behavior axis. To be the preferred neurological center for postgraduates' for state-of-the-art education; for patients seeking a state-of-the-art, quality, humanistic care for holistic healing; and to be a knowledge-driven research center.
Goals & Objectives
Synopsis of Department
The Department of Neurology located at Ward 5E has 24 inpatient beds (12 males; 8 females and 4 bed Neuro ICU). Neurology ICU caters to patients who need Level 1 and 2 of care. The ICU environment allows basic adult neurological observation, close supervision of supportive and specific treatment. The primary role of the NICU is that of the management of acute neurological emergencies and providing dedicated 24-hour care 7 days a week.