Department of Paediatrics was started in Dec 2001 under the present HOD, Dr. M.G. Javali, with one unit consisting of 30 beds and over 10 years it has grown to the present status of 120 beds with 4 units of 30 beds each. Each unit is headed by a professor and consists of one associate professor, one assistant professor, two senior residents and intern doctors as per the IMC requirements. The department has NICU with 10 beds and PICU with 5 beds each headed by a professor and assisted by associate/assistant professor.
The outpatient department has 5 consultation rooms, a seminar room, demonstration room, immunization room and specialty clinic room. The outpatient days for each unit are as follows:
- Monday & Alternate Friday: Unit 1 - Headed by Dr. Susheela. C, Professor and HOD
- Tuesday & Alternate Friday: Unit 2 - Headed by Dr.Chithambaram N.S, Professor
- Wednesday & Alternate Saturday: Unit 3 - Headed by Dr. Subramanya, Professor
- Thursday & Alternate Saturday: Unit 4 - Headed by Dr. Joy LP D'Souza, Professor
- Sundays: On rotation of all the 4 units.
The patients are admitted to the ward by admitting units. Serious patients are admitted to PICU. One assistant professor and post-graduate students and intern doctors of that particular unit are on duty for 24 hours. Patients are seen and evaluated at outpatient from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. After 4:00 PM till 9:00 AM, the patients are received at emergency department and attended by faculty and PG students on duty. The associate professors and professors are readily available for consultation/personal attendance wherever required.
Services provided by the department:
The department provides facilities of consultation for all paediatric patients who are examined, investigated and treated on out-patient basis. The needed patients are admitted to the ward/PICU as required. The patients are admitted to the special wards also. In general wards, there are no bed charges for routine investigations. Patients are required to procure the necessary drugs. The food (2 meals and breakfast) is provided free of cost for 10 days of admission. Some common drugs are provided from the free pharmacy of the hospital.
Special lab investigations, CT scans, MRIs, echocardiography, etc are charged at reasonable and subsidized rates.
Immunization clinics are carried out free of cost on every Thursday between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The following immunizations are given:
BCG, OPV, DPT, DT, TT and Hepatitis B.
Approximately 75 -100 babies are immunized every week.
The post graduation, M.D. paediatrics and diploma courses have been started since May 2009. The 3rd batch of students is undergoing training. Already, the 1st batch of diploma candidates successfully passed out in May 2011 with 100% result. Four MD and two DCH candidates are admitted per year.
Why choose us?
Because the Department consists of highly experienced and qualified faculty members. Patients get free consultation/admission to the wards. Some of the investigations are done free of cost. All the other specialty and super specialty consultations including physiotherapy, rehabilitation and speech therapy are available under one roof. The institution has very sophisticated back up laboratory services, radio diagnosis including CT scan and MRI.
The undergraduate and post graduate teaching and guidance is excellent and the results over the years have been very good.