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The Department of General Paediatrics provides comprehensive outpatient and inpatient care for sick infants and children upto the age of 18 years. The division attempts to provide a “medical home” concept in the care of children. This model provides primary preventive paediatric care which addresses areas of well baby check-ups, immunizations, developmental assessments, nutritional assessments, healthy life style and proper physical activities. Bone marrow transplantation is one of the latest addition in the service. The division also provides consultations to other sub-specialists for comprehensive paediatric care in-house and through telemedicine for those outside this institution.
Paediatricians are assigned to work in the following areas on a rotational basis and are available 24/7, 365 days.
A multidisciplinary team of general paediatricians, subspeciality consultants, paediatric nurses, nutritionists and social workers complement the comprehensive approach to general paediatric care and subspeciality services to children with special needs. Various procedures are done in the hospital for sick children. Some of them are bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture, and ascetic tapping.
Outpatient clinic functions on all days including Sundays. (Sunday : 8.30 am to 1 pm and Monday to Saturday : 8.30 am to 5.30 pm). Immunization is given on all days in the immunization clinic.
The OP clinic is conducted by two units headed by senior paediatric medical faculty of the state.
Rheumatology Clinic on Thursdays to diagnose and keep on follow up chronic rheumatological problems of childhood.
We have a 60-bedded general ward as well as private rooms for children who require inpatient care. We have a 4-bedded paediatric ICU with advanced monitoring and ventilator facilities managed by senior faculty members with a team of residents. All paediatric procedures (diagnostic and therapeutic) are done in our department. We have excellent backup of various paediatric subspecialties: Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Neurology, Paediatric Gastroenterology, Paediatric Genetics, Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Endocrinology and Paediatric Haematology. The department also conducts free medical camps, and peripheral clinics on a regular basis. School health camps are conducted once a month to screen for common medical problems of school going children.