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Paediatrics

Overview

Department of Paediatrics was started in Dec 2001 with one unit consisting of 30 beds and over 15 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, one Senior Resident and internees as per the NMC (Old MCI) requirements. The department has NICU with 10 beds and PICU with 05 beds each headed by a Professor and assisted by Associate/Assistant Professor.

The outpatient department has 5 examination rooms, a seminar room, demonstration room, immunization room and specialty clinic room. The outpatient days for each unit are as follows:

  1. Monday & Alternate Friday: Unit 1 – Headed by Dr.B M Shivalingappa, Professor and HOD
  2. Tuesday & Alternate Friday: Unit 2 – Headed by Dr. C, Professor
  3. Wednesday & Alternate Saturday: Unit 3 – Headed by Dr. Subramanya, Professor
  4. Thursday & Alternate Saturday: Unit 4 – Headed by Dr. Joy LP D’Souza, Professor
  5. Sundays: On rotation of all the 4 units.

The patients are admitted to the ward by admitting units. Critically ill patients are admitted to PICU and NICU. One Assistant Professor and post-graduate students and internees of that particular unit are on duty for 24 hours. Patients are seen and evaluated at

out patient(OPD) from 7:00AM to 4:00 PM. From 4:00 PM onwards till next day 7:00 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.

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.