ITANAGAR, Sep 25: Dr Alai Taggu of Arunachal has been made the Head of Department, Critical Care Medicine in Aster Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This multispecialty tertiary level International Hospital is known for its presence in different countries.
Coming from a humble beginning in the valley town of Aalo in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, and son of Opet Taggu and Taling Taggu, Dr Alai was the obvious choice amongst many American board certified, European and Arab specialists for this coveted post.
Dr Alai graduated in 1995 (MBBS) from the NSCB Medical College, Madhya Pradesh and completed his post-graduation (MD) in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine from JIPMER, Pondicherry, which has been declared as a premier Institution of National Importance by the act of Indian parliament. He passed with distinction in his super specialty residency training program in Critical Care Medicine (DM) from one of the most reputed Medical Colleges in India, St John’s Medical College and Hospital Bangalore, India.
He was previously the Head of Department of Critical Care Medicine (Associate Professor) at the University Hospital MGM College and Research Institute, Pondicherry and was responsible for starting the Department of Critical Care Medicine and led the organization in various national fellowship programs for the budding young postgraduate doctors.
His other academic posts in various renowned institutions include, Assistant Professor Critical Care Medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical College University Hospital, Chennai and Post Graduate Tutor (ICU) at Christian Medical College Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
He is a certified American Heart Association endorsed instructor in the ACLS and BLS. Dr Alai is also an instructor for the internationally recognised Critical Care Medicine course -BASIC-under the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is ATLS certified and has been marked as a potential Instructor. Dr Alai is also an accredited teacher for the ISCCM run courses in India.