DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Pediatrics Coimbatore Medical College Hospital which offers total and comprehensive health solution for various childhood diseases was established in the year 1969.
It is the referral centre for 3 adjacent districts ----- Nilgris ,Tirupur ,Erode and nearby state Kerala .
It was first established by the rotary club of Coimbatore hence the Pediatric ward it self was known as the Rotary Ward Diarrhea Training and Treatment Unit – DTTU was also attached to this department by government of India .
Neonatal intensive care unit was started in the year 1995 with 20 beds by Population Project of India . The state of art SNICU – Level III was started by RCH Program. from August 2012.
The SNICU is now equipped with radiant warmers ,incubators ,mechanical ventilators and multi para monitors ,infusion pumps,syringe pump,double surface photo therapy
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit which was attached to the Rotary ward since 1998 is now shifted to the new premises with state of art technology, dedicated medical and paramedical workers with separate ER , PICU and recovery room is functioning since August 2012 .
The PICU has 12 beds separate a and recovery room with mechanical ventilators and multi para monitors ,infusion pumps,syringe pump.
The department has four renewed Chiefs, eight committed Assisted Professors, 16 Residents who are geared towards delivering total care to each sick and needy Child.
The department is also recognized for CMCHIS – Chief Minister Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.
Periodic Academic activities in the Department
1. Monthly symposium ,Journal club , Departmental Audit meeting , General Death audit meeting ,Clinical
society meeting ,Perinatal Audit Meeting .
2.Fortnightly - Grand rounds
3.Fortnightly -Intradepartmental interaction with allied super specialty departments like Pediatric
surgery ,Neurology,Cardiology ,Nephrology ,Radiology etc .
4.Twice weekly - Case presentation ,interesting case discussions in Pediatrics & Neo-Natology
Research & Publications
On Going research :
1)Serum Lactate Level – As a predictor of outcome in pediatric septic shock.
2) Procalcitionin level as a reliable &early marker of Neonatal sepsis
3)Risk factors for Retinopathy of prematurely in preterm low berth weight Neonates admitted to a tertiary care
4 ) Pattern of Chromosome Imbalance in Neonates with major
&minor congenital anomalies & correlation with phenotypic expression.
5 ) Role of probiotics in Neonatal Hyperbilirubinema.
CMEs/Workshops /Conferences conducted by the Department
BMONC training – Medical officers - region wise
Cemonc training – Medical officers ,VHN ,anganwadi workers ,staff nurses - region wise
FIMNCI – Medical officers
PEMC workshop –CRRI
IMNCI - for UG Students
Adolescents Health care training - UG Students &student nurses
Breastfeeding week celebration – Aug 1-7 Every year
ORS workshop -June Every year
Newborn week celebration - August2nd week every year
NALS &PALS training - Yearly
NRP workshop- Every year
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT
No of Units in the department
3 Units + NICU
O.P Days & Timings
Monday & Thursday – I unit – 7.30 A.M TO 12.00 NOON
Tuesday & Friday - II unit - 7.30 A.M TO 12.00 NOON
Wednesday & Saturday – III unit - 7.30 A.M TO 12.00 NOON
Sunday on rotation
I.P Unit & Admission day as above :
Bed strength of the Department
General Pediatrics 3x30 = 90 beds
PICU = 12 beds
NICU = 20 beds
Average O.P = 6500 /Month
Average I.P = 300 /Month
NICU = 300 /Month
Special clinics conducted by the Department
Monday - Pulmonology
Tuesday - Nephrology & Hematology
Wednesday – Child Guidance Clinic ,
Thursday - Cardiology
Friday - Nutrition ,Hepatology ,Gastro entrology
Saturday - Adolescent clinic
All days well baby / Immunization