Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research

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The departments aim is to provide safe and efficient anaesthesia to all patients who undergo various surgeries/procedures and therefore committed to evidence based best practice and continuous quality improvement.


Anaesthesia is primarily a service speciality linked to the practice of surgery. The Department of Anaesthesia in CIHSR is a steadily growing department which presently consists of 2 anaesthesiologists, 1 certified nurse anaesthetist, 1 BSc anaesthesia technician and 3 anaesthesia assistants. The department provides round-the-clock perioperative services which encompass pre-anaesthetic assessment, intraoperative anaesthesia, anaesthesia in areas outside the operating suite, acute postoperative pain management (Epidural analgesia) etc.
The department’s aim is to provide safe and efficient anaesthesia to all patients who undergo various surgeries/procedures and is therefore committed to evidence-based best practices and continuous quality improvement.
CISHR presently has 4 major operation theatres which cater to all major types of adult and paediatric surgeries which include general surgery, ENT, orthopaedic and trauma surgery, paediatric/ neonatal surgery, obstetric and gynaecological surgery and ophthalmology etc.

Training: The anaesthesia department is also actively involved in teaching programmes and is currently running a 2 years Diploma course in Anaesthesia and OT Technology under CMAI, which was started in 2015. This unit is also involved in the teaching and training of DNB Family Medicine students, Medical Officers, and Anaesthesia assistants in the various aspects of anaesthesia and airway management


Pre-Anaesthetic Check up

Emergency Services



  • Pre- Anaesthetic check-up
  • General Anaesthesia
  • Regional Anaesthesia
  • Daycare Anaesthesia
  • Anaesthesia outside OR
  • Procedural Sedation
  • 24×7 Emergency Services
  • USG-guided/Nerve stimulator-guided Nerve Blocks
  • Post-op Recovery Room
  • Post- Op Epidural analgesia
  • ICU Management
  • Difficult airway management

Special Services

  • PAC – Pre- Anaesthetic check-up is mandatory for all patients posted for surgery and other procedures. The aim of PAC is to assess the patient’s fitness for anaesthesia, explain the anaesthesia techniques, obtain informed consent and ensure the safety of peri-operative care.
  • Post-op Epidural analgesia – This is provided for the patient who undergoes major abdominal surgery, orthopaedic surgery etc and the epidural infusion is continued in the wards for 2-3 days. It not only provides good pain relief but also affects the overall outcome in the post-operative surgical patient.
  • Difficult airway equipment – Anaesthesia dept. CIHSR is privileged to have an array of difficult airway equipment which includes LMA’s, Bongies, Lighted Stylets, C-Mac video laryngoscope (Karlstorz) with D-blade and flexible intubation endoscope.
  • Nerve Stimulator – This equipment was introduced in 2016 and is very useful in helping anaesthetists perform nerve stimulator-guided nerve blocks which increases the patient’s safety and also increases the chances of a successful block. The department hopes to get a portable USG machine very soon which will go a long way in helping to perform nerve block safety and also in teaching the students.
  • Neonatal (new-born) Anaesthesia – CIHSR is among the few places in Dimapur where anaesthesia for neonates is being given on a regular basis for neonatal emergency surgeries, anorectal malformation surgeries etc. Because of the presence of a paediatric surgeon (Retired Professor from CMC Vellore) and the backup of a well-established neonatal ICU, the unit is able to perform such surgeries without much apprehension