6 Critical Care Units

Critical care is defined as medical care for patients whose illness requires close, constant watch by a team of specially trained caregivers. Most critical care takes place in a Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) or a Surgical ICU or Neonatal ICU and when matters are better under control, in a High Dependency Unit (HDU). South City Hospital has set up this complete range of critical care. Here we attempt to provide some basic information on how they work and what a patient and their family can expect.

Intensive Care Units contain several different kinds of equipment to serve the needs of the critically ill patient. Understanding how the team and equipment work may help you feel more at ease. Also important is learning about treatment options, which may assist you in making well-informed decisions about care. Feeling intimidated by the constant activity and vigilance in an ICU is a natural reaction for families.


Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) This is a Eighteen-bed facility located on the 3rd floor. Each bed is equipped with the latest Advanced Life Support equipment and ventilator and monitoring equipment. The facility to carry out Hemodialysis is also available.

Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) This is an eight-bed space located on the 2nd Floor and is equipped with Advanced Life Support equipment. It has the provision for Hemodialysis, and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump.

Coronary Care Unit (CCU) & Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath lab) The CCU is a six-bed space equipped with Advanced Life Support devices and ventilators. The Two Cath Labs are available 24 hours to perform emergency angiographies and angioplasty by our cardiologists.

High Dependency Unit (HDU) This is a Ten-bed facility with all the equipment required to deal with very seriously ill patients. Ventilators are also available. The HDU has been located in the vicinity of across the MICU , in order to ensure continuation of care as a patient recovers but to move back to MICU immediately if required.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located on the 1st Floor. The NICU is next to the Well Baby Nursery (with 16 well-baby cots) and is staffed round the clock by neonatal care trained nurses and RMOs with experience in Paediatrics. .

Our NICU has four incubators and three neonatal/pediatric ventilators supported with multi-channel monitors, Pulse Oxymeters, NIBP devices, 12 phototherapy units, central oxygen and suction systems and available neonatal / pediatric emergency medicines. Neonatal Echocardiography is available as well. Five pediatricians, two neonatologists and the senior anesthetists cover the unit round the clock

The unit handles neonatal emergencies and offers Neonatal Advance Life Support. This is backed up with immediately available portable radiology diagnostics, ABGs, and laboratory and pharmacy support.

The unit proudly displays the profiles of babies that weigh only 0.7kg, are premature, preterm and/or who were ventilated, had Surfactant Therapy, Exchange Transfusions, and Closed Thoracostomy for spontaneous Pneumothorax etc..

CCU Profile
Critical Care Units

Director: Dr Javed Husain

Landlines:
(+9221) 358 62 301 to 03
(+9221) 353 740 72-5

Critical care is defined as medical care for patients whose illness requires close, constant watch by a team of specially trained caregivers. Most critical care takes place in a Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) or a Surgical ICU or Neonatal ICU and when matters are better under control, in a High Dependency Unit (HDU). South City Hospital has set up this complete range of critical care. Here we attempt to provide some basic information on how they work and what a patient and their family can expect.

Intensive Care Units contain several different kinds of equipment to serve the needs of the critically ill patient. Understanding how the team and equipment work may help you feel more at ease. Also important is learning about treatment options, which may assist you in making well-informed decisions about care. Feeling intimidated by the constant activity and vigilance in an ICU is a natural reaction for families.


Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
This is a Eighteen-bed facility located on the 3rd floor. Each bed is equipped with the latest Advanced Life Support equipment and ventilator and monitoring equipment. The facility to carry out Hemodialysis is also available.

Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
This is an eight-bed space located on the 2nd Floor and is equipped with Advanced Life Support equipment. It has the provision for Hemodialysis, and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump.

Coronary Care Unit (CCU) & Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath lab)
The CCU is a six-bed space equipped with Advanced Life Support devices and ventilators. The Two Cath Labs are available 24 hours to perform emergency angiographies and angioplasty by our cardiologists.

High Dependency Unit (HDU)
This is a Ten-bed facility with all the equipment required to deal with very seriously ill patients. Ventilators are also available. The HDU has been located in the vicinity of across the MICU , in order to ensure  continuation of care as a patient recovers but to move back to MICU immediately if required.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located on the 1st Floor. The NICU is next to the Well Baby Nursery (with 16 well-baby cots) and is staffed round the clock by neonatal care trained nurses and RMOs with experience in Paediatrics.

Our NICU has four incubators and three neonatal/pediatric ventilators supported with multi-channel monitors, Pulse Oxymeters, NIBP devices, 12 phototherapy units, central oxygen and suction systems and available neonatal / pediatric emergency medicines. Neonatal Echocardiography is available as well. Five pediatricians, two neonatologists and the senior anesthetists cover the unit round the clock.

The unit handles neonatal emergencies and offers Neonatal Advance Life Support. This is backed up with immediately available portable radiology diagnostics, ABGs, and laboratory and pharmacy support.

The unit proudly displays the profiles of babies that weigh only 0.7kg, are premature, preterm and/or who were ventilated, had Surfactant Therapy, Exchange Transfusions, and Closed Thoracostomy for spontaneous Pneumothorax etc.