In-Patient Services

Department has a 6-bedded acute stroke care/ neuro intensive care unit with laptop based digital EEG, ENMG, TCD and 6 ventilators, a 16 bedded intermediary care ward and 4-special ward beds considerably augmenting its patient care services. There is a Carotid Colour Duplex scanner, a Transcranial Doppler, Two video-EEG monitoring units, One EEG machine, Two ENMG-EP machines, two Deep freezers, a refrigerator and a centrifuge for handling and storing biological fluid specimen, a functional clinical trial unit, a functional neurorehabilitation facility, neurobionic facilities like FES,computerised cognitive battery and a tilt table system. Free plasma exchange and IV methylprednisolone and Immunoglobulin therapy for acute neuroimmunological diseases; antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral therapy for CNS infections;and IV tPA thrombolysis therapy, hemicraniectomy and intraarterial thrombolysis for acute ischemic strokes with prompt laboratory support including neuroimaging, neurochemistry and neurophysiologic studies and access to internet in all wards makes our service efficient and unique.

Out-Patient Services

Thursday Stroke Clinic: The stroke and TIA clinic led by a trained stroke neurologist augmented its follow-up services by the services rendered by a clinical stroke trial co-ordinator and the neurobiology technician, neuro physiotherapy trainees and social science trainees. This is one-stop state of the art facility for investigations of transient ischemic strokes and completed strokes. The clinic provides TCD and carotid and vertebral color duplex studies and gives direct access to CT, MRI, angiography, SPECT and biological studies for all patients with indications. Stroke genetic services and thrombophilia workup is also available. The clinic sees up to 25 new and 50 follow-up patients a week.

Tuesday Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Clinic: Tuesday specialty clinic offers special care of Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, Heridofamilial diseases, Parkinsonism and Dementias. Disease-modifying therapies for CNS inflammatory diseases such as Beta interferon, Glatiramer Acetate, Rituximab; for Moto Neuro disease Riluzole and for Dystonias, Injection botulinum toxin are given through Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi. Disease registries are maintained and patients have opportunities to enroll themselves in various clinical trials where current therapeutic options are limited. Movement disorders and sleep disorders are also seen on the same day.

Wednesday: General Neurology Clinics: With an average of 600 per/ week Neurology patients including over 250 Epilepsy, 100 a headache, and over 5o stroke, 50 parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal disorders, Neurology has one of the busiest OPDs of JIPMER with tertiary level care and offer of free drugs for all common conditions.

Medical Social worker: Patients receive the support of a medical social worker on all days at the outpatient clinic such as advice on RAN, TNSHIS, Poor patient fund, disability certificate, and other social support schemes.

Neurophysiotherapist: Dedicated neuro physiotherapy advice and care is given at OPD on all Tuesdays (Neurodegenerative clinic) and Thursdays(Stroke Clinic)

Laboratory services: Include carotid and transcranial Doppler, EEG, ENMG, EP, computerized cognitive testing, Title table and autonomic nervous system testing and limited neurometabolic and neurogenetic tests.