MBBS, MD Paediatrics, MRCPCH (UK)
The department takes care of all sick newborns and children below the age of 16 years. The services are provided at affordable rates so that the poor and the marginalized can utilize the facilities, and concession rates are charged to those who cannot afford it.
The Department of Paediatrics in CIHSR is currently managed by a team of Paediatric consultants, supported by postgraduate Pediatric trainees (DNB) and a team of well-trained Nurses (MSc Paediatric Nurses and Nurses trained in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care).
The team is committed to providing the best possible care to both Paediatric patients and sick newborns. The department takes care of all sick newborns and children below the age of 16 years. The services are provided at affordable rates so that the poor and the marginalized can utilize the facilities, and concession rates are charged to those who cannot afford them.
Pediatric ward: The paediatric ward has 22 general beds that include 4 Pediatric high dependency beds, one cubicle with 6 beds for stable newborns, especially for rooming-in babies with their mothers. The paediatric ward is located on the first floor of the hospital ward block. There is a 24/7 availability of medics and nurses.
PICU/NICU: The Pediatric/neonatal intensive care unit is a mixed unit, comprising 8 beds and one isolation bed. It is located on the second floor of the hospital. The unit is looked after by a team comprising a Pediatric intensivist, pediatric consultants, postgraduate pediatric trainees (DNB), PICU/NICU-trained nurses, and hospital assistants. The unit focuses on providing standard, holistic, and evidence-based care to all patients, and ensures in treating all patients and their relatives with dignity and respect. The unit strictly practices hand hygiene and anti-septic non-touch technique (ANTT) to prevent hospital-acquired infection.
The unit is well trained and equipped to manage critically ill newborns including premature, very low, and extremely low birth weight babies; and critically ill children from the age of 1 month up to 16 years of age, including surgical/trauma cases.
The services provided are:
The critical care unit also provides transport service with the help of a trained team, well-equipped ALS ambulance and a transport ventilator (Hamilton). Patients are transported within the hospital for imaging purposes (CT scan). The team performs level 3 transfer of patients from other hospitals to CIHSR (retrieval), and vice versa.