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Intensive Care Unit

The Intensive care unit block at Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital is the largest and the most well-equipped in the region, with more than 150 beds and exclusive wards. The unit handles various critically ill patients, including those that undergo major trauma, head injury, respiratory failure, renal failure, sepsis, gastrointestinal disorders, vascular diseases and cardiac ailments, pancreatitis, multi-organ dysfunctions, metabolic disorders etc.,

Intensive Care Unit

ICU Care

Best Accident and Emergency Care

Best Accident and Emergency Care Treatments

Why Chettinad for your Intensive Care?

Why Chettinad for your Intensive Care?

Round-the-clock well-trained emergency care physicians and on-call super specialists who can reach the patients immediately during critical hours. The presence of 16 specialised operation theatres, and exclusive round-the-clock anesthesiologists to handle any surgical emergencies. Cath lab with intervention specialists for minimally invasive life-saving procedures, Inhouse CT, MRI, bedside investigation machineries 24/7 labs for all to meet all the emergencies. Best Quality of care, Practicing Evidence-based and Protocol driven approach to patient care Involving patient and family in all levels of care.
Specialised Infra / Equipment / Personnel

Specialised Infra / Equipment / Personnel

Fully Equipped units, exclusive wards for cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatrics, neonatology, immediate post-operative recuperation, infections with electrically adjustable cots, multi-channel parameter monitors, advanced ventilators, non-invasive ventilators, dialysis machines, ECMO. With a high bed: nurse ratio,  trained staff nurses, respiratory therapists, physiotherapists, and other paramedical staff the trained Intensivists are available round the clock to cater to all intensive care needs of the patient. Chettinad is self-sufficient with its own oxygen supply and centralized medical gas management systems. 

Our Emergency Care Treatments

ARDS, Respiratory Failure

Potentially life-threatening illness requiring multispecialty approach including ventilator management, respiratory therapy, and close monitoring for prevention of multi-organ failure.

Airway Disease/ Asthma/ COPD

Exacerbation of Asthma and COPD need to be treated appropriately to prevent Hypoxia and Progression to Respiratory failure.

Trauma and Head Injury

Road traffic accident causing trauma and Head injury need dedicated monitoring and surgical Intervention if situation arises.

Renal failure – Acute /Chronic

Renal failure patients need correction of underlying cause, fluid management , Renal Replacement therapy when required.


The most common cause is Mortality and Mortality in intensive care, Treatment includes a Multimodal approach including identification of the source and appropriate antibiotics.

GI Bleed

Potentially life-threatening complications need close monitoring management with blood and blood products transfusion, endoscopic identification, and management of primary cause. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

    Asthma is a condition in which the windpipes narrow and swell and may produce thick mucus, making breathing difficult. It can trigger a bout of coughing, a wheeze (whistling sound) while breathing, and shortness of breath. An asthma attack can be life-threatening when the wind pipes swell so much that the person does not receive enough oxygen. Asthma cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled with steroids. Because asthma often changes over time, it's important to adjust treatment as per the doctor’s advice and also be vigilant of a severe attack. Asthma attacks if not treated on time, can lead to sudden death. When there are signs of asthma getting worse, it is very essential to reach a medical facility for immediate treatment.

    Hemodialysis is a treatment wherein a machine filters excess salts, fluid, and waste from the blood when the kidney function is reduced below 10%  of its capacity and is failing. Hemodialysis can help the body control blood pressure and maintain the proper balance of fluid and minerals (potassium and sodium) in the body. 

    Kidneys may shut down suddenly (acute kidney injury) after an infection, long surgery, heart attack, or other illnesses. Some medications also can cause kidney injury.

    In such cases of sudden or acute kidney failure, dialysis may only be needed for a short time until the kidneys recover their function. However, when long-standing, chronic kidney disease progresses to kidney failure, the kidneys may not recover. In such conditions, one will need dialysis for the rest of one's life unless the kidney is transplanted.

    Yes if large doses of Paracetamol are taken without Medical Supervision. Acetaminophen (paracetamol)  is a widely used over-the-counter painkiller and fever medicine that can be purchased without a prescription at a medical shop. It is recommended widely for mild-to-moderate pain and fever. It is relatively harmless at low doses. However, acetaminophen has a direct effect on the liver. It can injure the liver when taken as an overdose and can cause acute liver injury and may also cause death from acute liver failure. Even in smaller doses, acetaminophen can cause transient serum aminotransferase raise.

    If an anti-venom is administered on time and the patient seeks early medical treatment and appropriate management, a snake bite is not lethal. Chettinad super speciality is equipped with anti-snake-venom .  The ICU is equipped to handle snake bite victims 

    ECMO is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The ECMO machine is comparable to the heart-lung bypass machine used in open-heart surgery. When the heart and lungs need recovery, ECMO oxygenates a patient's blood outside the body, allowing the heart and lungs to rest. When connected to an ECMO, blood flows through tubes to an artificial lung in the machine that mixes oxygen and removes carbon dioxide; then the blood is warmed to body temperature and pumped back into the body. A patient on the ECMO pump may also be on a ventilator, which helps the lungs to heal. While on ECMO, the patient will be monitored by intensive care experts and respiratory therapists, as well as the cardiothoracic team. Since the patient will be sedated and have a breathing tube in place, nutrition will be provided either via IV or through a nasogastric tube.