neurology

Critical Care

With a team of highly qualified and experienced doctors, nurses and support staff working together, we at BMH are dedicated to the management of critically ill patients. The Critical Care Centre at BMH provides round the clock swift and accurate treatment to patients with life‐threatening situations, including those acutely ill or critically injured. The closed multidisciplinary ICU at the department is the first‐of‐its‐kind in Kerala, manned by a team of intensivists & sophisticated critical care physicians. State‐of‐the‐art equipment and facilities are made available in the ICUs that make the department one of the best in the region. With a wide range of intensive and holistic integrated care, we provide continuous and specialised treatment to critically ill patients. We take an integrated approach while providing critical care to the patients making it possible for them to get the medical attention from experts of different medical departments. Focused and personalised medical attention is given to each patient from initial stages to recovery. The specialised Toxicology & Snake Bite unit at the department ensures immediate medical attention for victims of snake bite and poisoning. The nurses at the Critical Care Centre are well‐trained in BLS and ACLS and have relevant experience in the field. The expert team of ACLS/BLS trained Doctors, Nurses and Ancillary staff provides holistic treatment to patients, with an optimal, evidence‐based approach. The department is a recognised super specialty training centre in Critical Care Medicine.

Panel of Doctors

  • Dr. Ajith K Gopal

    Senior Consultant & Chief

  • Dr. Muraleedharan R

    Senior Consultant

  • Dr. Hariprasad P M

    Senior Consultant - Critical Care Medicine

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Dr. Ajith K Gopal MBBS, MD, FNB ( Critical Care Medicine)

Senior Consultant & Chief

With wealth of expertise spanning over 15 years, senior consultant, and chief posses an extensive background in the field of pulmonology and critical care. This invaluable expertise has been honed through working in wide range of multispecialty hospitals, both in India and abroad, contributing to exceptional skills and knowledge in the field.

Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S – Govt. Medical College Kozhikode.
  • D.T.C.D(Pulmonology) – Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum.
  • M.D(Pulmonology) – Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum.
  • FNB (Critical Care Medicine) – Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. (NBE-India)
  • EDIC (European Diploma in Intensive Care) – ESICM, Zurich, Switzerland.

Area of Expertise

  • Respiratory Intensive care
  • Trauma intensive care
  • Infectious disease in critical care
  • Advanced Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Obstetric Emergencies

Awards

  • Certificate of excellence and bravery for eradicating NIPAH epidemic spread from Government of Kerala, India (2018)
  • Certificate for Infection prevention and control, Hero of the year (2020-2021) for dedication and hard work from AWH, HMC QATAR (2020)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from HMC Qatar for extraordinary service and dedication during COVID 19 pandemic (2021)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from MOPH Qatar during FIFA world cup 2022 for contribution to healthcare sectors provision of medical and support services (2022).
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Dr. Ajith K Gopal

Senior Consultant & Chief

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Dr. Muraleedharan R MBBS, MD, DPM, DA

Senior Consultant

Clinical excellence meets seasoned leadership in the field of Critical Care Medicine. With over 15 years of dedicated experience, bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. His qualifications include MBBS from Government Medical College Trivandrum (1992) and MD in Anaesthesiology (DA) from Government Medical College Calicut (2005). IDCCM in Critical Care from KIMS Hospital Trivandrum (2014) and PGDHQM from TISS Mumbai (2021).

His career began as an Anaesthesiologist and Psychiatrist in Kerala Health Services (1998 – 2007), followed by a tenure as an Assistant Professor in Anaesthesiology at Trivandrum Medical College (2007-2014). Since 2014, he have been dedicated to my role as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Critical Care at KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum.

Areas of Interest:

  • Humanising Intensive Care
  • ICU Quality
  • Deceased Donor Programme
  • Soft Skill Training
  • Antibiotic Fluid Stewardship

He also have a passion for education, having been a teacher and Co-guide for MD (Anaesthesiology) at KUHAS (2007-2014) and a teacher for DNB Emergency Medicine (2015-2019). Teacher for DRNB Critical Care (2020) and a Trainer in PDT and Lung Ultrasonography (USS). Additionally, he impart soft skills and mindful communication training and have been a faculty member at prestigious medical conferences, more than 50 including the 2022 SAARC Conference in Kochi, the 2022 GICS Conference in Bangalore, and the 2022 SCTIMST Conference in Trivandrum.

Qualifications

  • MBBS - Government Medical College Trivandrum (1992)
  • MD, DA (Anaesthesiology) - Government Medical College Calicut (2005)
  • DPM, DNB, MPhil in behavioural medicine – Government Medical College Trivandrum (1998-2003)
  • IDCCM (Critical care) – KIMS Hospital Trivandrum (2014)
  • PGDHQM - TISS Mumbai (2021)

Work Experiences

  • Worked as a senior consultant in Department of Critical Care - KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum.(2014 – 2023)
  • Former Assistant Professor in Anaesthesiology in Govt. Medical College Trivandrum .(2007-2014)
  • Former Anaesthesiologist / Psychiatrist - Kerala Health Services (1998 – 2007)

Publications

  • Seven national and one International.
  • Authored a chapter in 1001 MCQ by Bangalore ISCCM

Paper Presentation

  • Publications in various national and international per reviewed journals
  • National and international podium presentations.

As Transplant Procurement Manager

  • Oral Presentation in ESOT 2020
  • Paper presentation in MESOT 2020
  • Abstract presentation in ISOT 2020
  • Poster presentation in TTS 2020
  • 2 Abstracts Presentation selected for ESICM, Italy 2023
  • 3 poster presentations in EUROASIA 2023
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Dr. Muraleedharan R

Senior Consultant

Tab 1

Dr. Hariprasad P M MBBS, MD (Pulmonology), IDCCM

Senior Consultant - Critical Care Medicine

Qualifications

  • MBBS (Calicut Medical College, Kerala) (2000-2006)
  • MD (Pulmonary Medicine) (Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata)(2008-2011)
  • IDCCM (Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine) from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala (2019-2020)

Work Experience

  • Junior Intensivist in Multidisciplinary ICU in Malabar Institute Of Medical Sciences (MIMS), Calicut
  • Consultant in Pulmonology and Critical Care Unit at Valluvanad Hospital, Ottapalam
  • Malabar Medical College Hospital and Research centre as Assistant Professor and Consultant in Pulmonology and Critical care
  • Fellow in Critical Care at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala
  • Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at Meitra Hospital , Kozhikode, kerala

Associations and Memberships

  • Indian Medical association
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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Dr. Hariprasad P M

Senior Consultant - Critical Care Medicine

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Dr. Ajith K Gopal
Senior Consultant & Chief

With wealth of expertise spanning over 15 years, senior consultant, and chief posses an extensive background in the field of pulmonology and critical care. This invaluable expertise has been honed through working in wide range of multispecialty hospitals, both in India and abroad, contributing to exceptional skills and knowledge in the field.

  • M.B.B.S – Govt. Medical College Kozhikode.
  • D.T.C.D(Pulmonology) – Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum.
  • M.D(Pulmonology) – Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum.
  • FNB (Critical Care Medicine) – Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. (NBE-India)
  • EDIC (European Diploma in Intensive Care) – ESICM, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Respiratory Intensive care
  • Trauma intensive care
  • Infectious disease in critical care
  • Advanced Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Obstetric Emergencies
  • Certificate of excellence and bravery for eradicating NIPAH epidemic spread from Government of Kerala, India (2018)
  • Certificate for Infection prevention and control, Hero of the year (2020-2021) for dedication and hard work from AWH, HMC QATAR (2020)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from HMC Qatar for extraordinary service and dedication during COVID 19 pandemic (2021)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from MOPH Qatar during FIFA world cup 2022 for contribution to healthcare sectors provision of medical and support services (2022).
ummer
Dr. Muraleedharan R
Senior Consultant

Clinical excellence meets seasoned leadership in the field of Critical Care Medicine. With over 15 years of dedicated experience, bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. His qualifications include MBBS from Government Medical College Trivandrum (1992) and MD in Anaesthesiology (DA) from Government Medical College Calicut (2005). IDCCM in Critical Care from KIMS Hospital Trivandrum (2014) and PGDHQM from TISS Mumbai (2021).

His career began as an Anaesthesiologist and Psychiatrist in Kerala Health Services (1998 – 2007), followed by a tenure as an Assistant Professor in Anaesthesiology at Trivandrum Medical College (2007-2014). Since 2014, he have been dedicated to my role as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Critical Care at KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum.

Areas of Interest:

  • Humanising Intensive Care
  • ICU Quality
  • Deceased Donor Programme
  • Soft Skill Training
  • Antibiotic Fluid Stewardship

He also have a passion for education, having been a teacher and Co-guide for MD (Anaesthesiology) at KUHAS (2007-2014) and a teacher for DNB Emergency Medicine (2015-2019). Teacher for DRNB Critical Care (2020) and a Trainer in PDT and Lung Ultrasonography (USS). Additionally, he impart soft skills and mindful communication training and have been a faculty member at prestigious medical conferences, more than 50 including the 2022 SAARC Conference in Kochi, the 2022 GICS Conference in Bangalore, and the 2022 SCTIMST Conference in Trivandrum.

  • MBBS - Government Medical College Trivandrum (1992)
  • MD, DA (Anaesthesiology) - Government Medical College Calicut (2005)
  • DPM, DNB, MPhil in behavioural medicine – Government Medical College Trivandrum (1998-2003)
  • IDCCM (Critical care) – KIMS Hospital Trivandrum (2014)
  • PGDHQM - TISS Mumbai (2021)
  • Worked as a senior consultant in Department of Critical Care - KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum.(2014 – 2023)
  • Former Assistant Professor in Anaesthesiology in Govt. Medical College Trivandrum .(2007-2014)
  • Former Anaesthesiologist / Psychiatrist - Kerala Health Services (1998 – 2007)
  • Seven national and one International.
  • Authored a chapter in 1001 MCQ by Bangalore ISCCM
  • Publications in various national and international per reviewed journals
  • National and international podium presentations.
  • Oral Presentation in ESOT 2020
  • Paper presentation in MESOT 2020
  • Abstract presentation in ISOT 2020
  • Poster presentation in TTS 2020
  • 2 Abstracts Presentation selected for ESICM, Italy 2023
  • 3 poster presentations in EUROASIA 2023
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Dr. Hariprasad P M
Senior Consultant - Critical Care Medicine
  • MBBS (Calicut Medical College, Kerala) (2000-2006)
  • MD (Pulmonary Medicine) (Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata)(2008-2011)
  • IDCCM (Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine) from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala (2019-2020)
  • Junior Intensivist in Multidisciplinary ICU in Malabar Institute Of Medical Sciences (MIMS), Calicut
  • Consultant in Pulmonology and Critical Care Unit at Valluvanad Hospital, Ottapalam
  • Malabar Medical College Hospital and Research centre as Assistant Professor and Consultant in Pulmonology and Critical care
  • Fellow in Critical Care at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala
  • Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at Meitra Hospital , Kozhikode, kerala
  • Indian Medical association
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Services & Facilities

  • First and only closed multidisciplinary ICU in North Kerala
  • 14 bedded closed multidisciplinary ICU
  • 12 bedded step down ICU [MICU II]
  • 8 bedded Surgical ICU for poly trauma and complicated surgical patients
  • Toxicology & Snake bite unit for poisoning, drug overdosage & snake bite cases
  • Centralized monitoring system with distal eICU access to consultants.
  • Bedside point of care ultrasound
  • Bedside bronchoscopy
  • ECMO
  • Haemodialysis & SLED
  • Point of care toxicology screening & drug level monitoring
  • Access to TOXBASE for updated toxicology management
  • Bedside ABG machine with co­oximetry and advanced parameters
  • Availability of Clinical Microbiologist, Respiratory therapist, ICU Physiotherapist,
  • Clinical Pharmacist, ICU dietitian & Medical Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker to clarify potential misperceptions, enhancing communication among patients, their families and the medical team members.
  • Advanced carescape ventilators
  • Facility for end tidal carbon dioxide monitoring for all ICU beds
  • High flow nasal oxygen
  • Advanced haemodynamic monitoring with ultrasound & PPV
  • Pressure redistribution mattress for all beds with automatic sensor pad and automatic pump which constantly readjust cell pressure to prevent bedsores.
  • Enteral feeding pumps for fully programmed continuous feed using feeding bags
  • Advanced non invasive ventilators
  • Intermittent pneumatic compression pumps for DVT prophylaxis
  • Core temperature monitoring for all beds
  • 2 isolation beds
  • 1:1 critical care nurse ratio for sick and ventilated patients
  • Super speciality training centre in Critical Care Medicine
  • Holistic integrated patient centred care for sick patients
  • Round the clock coverage by critical care physicians & post graduate registrars
  • Point of care ultrasound, Ultrasound guided central venous access & hemodynamic optimisation
  • Bronchoscopic guided BAL & Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Therapeutic hypothermia
  • Polymyxin & charcoal hemoperfusion
  • Prone ventilation
  • High Flow nasal oxygen therapy
  • Sustained low efficiency dialysis for hemodynamically unstable patients
  • Toxicology & Snake bite treatment
  • Morning & evening detailed bedside briefing about the medical status of the patients by Critical Care Physicians.
  • Specialised Toxicology & Snake Bite Unit
  • Recognised superspeciality training centre in Critical Care Medicine
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