::: Citizens Charter : Emergency Medicine
                  Department of Emergency Medicine is functioning 24X7 in Government Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital, under the Tamilnadu Accident and Emergency Care Initiative, offering comprehensive emergency care to all patients brought in with medical and surgical emergencies like   Acute Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, Seizure disorder, Acute respiratory illnesses, Upper gastrointestinal bleeding, Acute abdomen like hollow viscus perforation, intestinal obstruction, acute appendicitis etc.
                  All medico-legal cases like traumatic injuries including road and train traffic accidents, assualt with injuries, industrial accidents, poisoning, burn injuries, attempted hanging, near drowning are also treated in our Emergency department.
                   We have a very good Pre Arrival intimation system in coordination with 108 ambulance services and organised triaging system by well trained Emergency Medical Officers and staff nurses.
                    All patients admitted in Emergency Medicine department are taken care by a committed team of doctors from various specialties like Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics,ENT, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery and Plastic surgery.
                     We also have a Point of Care in ED for laboratory investigation and easy access to Radiology and imaging services from our ED. Our services are  framed in a timeline right from entry of patient into ED. We also have a round the clock Emergency Operation Theatre for Major surgical procedures and a procedure room for minor procedures functioning in our ED.
                     Academic classes are taken for the residents and technician students posted in our ED on rotational basis. Regular monitoring and evaluation of services are done by periodical review meeting and critical case auditing by the Head of  Department and Head of institution.
                     We also have a Grievance redressal mechanism to address the patient grievances. We also have  patient welfare committee, quality control committee, facility management and safety committee, information management committee and hospital infection control committee within our department to sustain the quality of care in Emergency Medicine department.

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