Mumbai’s Global Hospital has launched a dedicated 10-bedded Neuro Critical Care and Stroke Unit to provide quick treatment to patients affected with strokes and neurological problems.
The unit, which also has 2 isolation beds, is equipped with modern ventilators and latest invasive and non-invasive facilities for monitoring of vital functions.
The unit is designed to address the clinical needs of neurological and neurosurgical patients to improve their outcomes. The new facility has special equipment for monitoring the electrical activity of the brain and the pressure inside the brain.
A team of intensivists, pulmonologists, infectious diseases specialists, nephrologists and cardiologists provides support round the clock in the unit. Neurological disorders can be termed as the diseases of the brain, spine, and nerves that connect them.
Dr Vivek Talaulikar, CEO, Global Hospital, said, “With the launch of this new unit, the hospital has made a commitment to provide a level of complex and comprehensive care for patients affected by neurological disorders. From a specially trained care team to the most advanced technology, everything in the unit is designed to accommodate the unique intensive care needs of neurological- neurosurgical patients."
Dr Shirish M Hastak, Regional Director, Neurology, Stroke and Neurocritical Care, Global Hospital, said that patients in the neurological ICU receive skilled care from an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dietitians, and pharmacists.
Dr Prashant Borade, Head- Critical Care Unit, said that several studies have shown that patients with neurological disorders have lower mortality and better outcomes when cared for in specialized neuro- intensive care units.
Dr Borade added that every minute of early detection of neurological problems by specially trained staff, meticulous patient monitoring with advanced equipment and multidisciplinary team treatment approach in these neuro-intensive care units, make a difference in the outcome.