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At Aster, we believe a child is life’s greatest gift and this gift has to be nurtured & cared for. As the name suggests, Aster Nurture is a program that aims at nurturing, caring and protecting the mother and the new born baby from the time when the mother conceives till when your child is 5 years old.

"Our brand promise ‘We’ll Treat You Well’ is about our commitment to bring the finest healthcare services within the reach of everyone. But it is not just affordability that makes us a class apart in the realm of healthcare. We believe quality is the heartbeat of modern medical sciences, and we go to great lengths to deliver services that have already been recognized with some of the most sought-after awards and certifications. Accessibility is another important focus area for us. We have an ever growing network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that are well-equipped to cater to the changing needs of millions around the world."

Dr. Alai Taggu

Critical Care Medicine

Languages Spoken English, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu
Education MBBS, MD, DM
Specialization Critical Care Medicine
Nationality Indian
DOH License Grade Specialist
Types of Physician Fulltime


M.B.B.S,Netaji subhas chandra Bose Medical College, Madhya Pradesh, India.
M.D, Anaesthesiology and Critical care, Premier central Institute, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Pondicherry, India.
D.M, Critical care medicine, St.Johns Medical College, Bangalore, India.
European Diploma in intensive care under(EDIC) ESICM, Berlin,Germany
Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) by ACCP, USA.
ACLS and BLS certified instructor American Heart Association (AHA)
ATLS certified instructor potential, AHA.
Member of Royal college of Physicians, UK
Instructor BASIC critical care under Chinese university of Hongkong
Certified Sonologist and Endoscopist Mediscans, Endoscopy centre, Chennai, India

Professional Associations

Head of Department, Critical Care Medicine (Associate Professor), University Hospital MGM College and Research Institute, Pondicherry
Member of American College of Chest Physicians, Illinois, USA
Member of European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
Member of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
Member of Indian Federation of Ultrasound Medicine and Biology

Professional Experience

Specialist critical care physician for more than 10 years experience in premier Hospitals.
Head of department, Associate Professor, Critical care medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry
Assistant Professor, Department of Critical care medicine, Sri RamachandraMedical College, Chennai, India.
Senior Registrar, DM residency programme, St.Johns Medical College, Bangalore
Senior Fellow, National Boards (FNB), Yashoda Multispeciality Hospital, Hyderabad
Postgraduate tutor, Critical care medicine, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore.
Junior Registrar, MD residency programme, JIPMER, Pondicherry

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered

ARDS/Sepsis/Shock- evaluation and management.

Advanced Mechanical Ventilation like NAVA, HFOV.

Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring

Critical care nephrology and Neurology

Critical care ultrasonography-echo/lung USg/DVT/TCD/Abdomen

Multi-organ failure evaluation and management- evidence based medicine.

Antibiotic stewardship and Infection control practice

Quality indicators (ICU) audits and Critical care CME

Tele-ICU practice and simulations.

Critical care special OPD- follow up , second opinions regarding weaning practices, antibiotics policies, cross consultations in critically ill patients