Pediatrics

Department Information

Introduction The Department was established in 2003. Since then it has grown from a handful of doctors to a team of more than 20 full-time faculty members and 25 support staff with a mission and commitment to the care of children.
Our mission statement: “Imparting Knowledge, Empowering Children”, is based on our dual role as a training institute and clinical care facility. We strive to achieve the best possible standards -in facilitating transfer of knowledge to students to train them to become tomorrow’s medical servants.The department runs post graduate programmes (MD). Apart from the clinical services and teaching, it nurtures a growing Research Cell. The Pediatric care facility is spread over an area of 22, 000 sq. ft. and includes the Pediatric OPD, Pediatric ward, Intensive Care Units and an office complex. Under this umbrella we offer a large range of facilities from neonatal intensive care to an array of subspeciality clinics: Child Development and Guidance Clinic, Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic, Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic ,Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Clinic, High Risk Newborn Clinic, Pediatric HIV Clinic, Pediatric Nephrology, Asthama clinic.

The OPD is child friendly with a busy aquarium and cartoon figures on the walls. Its location on the first floor of the Hospital ensures that patients have easy access to the laboratory, radiology department and other OPDs like ENT, Ophthalmology and Dermatology.
Each child attending the OPD is issued a record book showing growth parameters, immunization and illnesses, which remains with the parents.
A special cubicle affords necessary privacy to breast feeding mothers. A television with cable connection in waiting area for entertainment and for parent education on health related issues.
Social workers for counseling and welfare.

Post Graduate courses –
PG started in 2010 . There are two MD seats per year in department . All seats are recognized by medical council of India.

Dr. Shivprasad Mundada, in-charge of the OPD complex, is available on all days of the week from 9 am to 4 pm. The 3 unit heads along with unit members are available in the OPD 2 days a week.

Monday, Thursday: Dr. Shivprasad Mundada
Tuesday, Friday: Dr. kiran Bhaisare
Wednesday, Saturday: Dr. Vikas Solunke

The Pediatric Ward(7&8) Located on the II floor of Hospital, the wards accommodates 90 beds, each with storage space and a bedside locker. Aesthetically designed in multiple colours to match the spirit of the little ones, it is illuminated with natural light and has a large aquarium, play-area and TV.
High Dependency Unit: 5 beds, each equipped with centrally supplied oxygen and suction.
5 special isolation rooms.
~ 10 admissions per day.
Well trained, dedicated nursing staff.
Team of social workers taking care of aspects of patient care and funding.

Printed discharge summary.
Special proformas for speciality clinic records.
Pantry for preparation of feeds by the mothers.

Other Facilities
Seminar room equipped with audiovisual aids used for undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, as well as guest lectures.
Departmental library and 24-hour internet access.
Dedicated room for data operator for electronic capture of patient details.

Pediatric Ward Admissions 2015-2017

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
• 30 bedded NICU spread over 5000 sq. feet.
• Advanced ventilation- HFOV
• Bubble CPAP
• TPN
• Neonatal surgery
• In house • ABG
• Neurosonography
• Echocardiography
• ROP Screening & LASER therapy for ROP
• Hearing screen
• High risk newborn follow up clinic
• Neonatal retrieval services
• Electronic capture of patient details

NICU Admission 2015 – 2017

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
5 bedded PICU, located as an extension of the Pediatric Ward.
Central supply of oxygen, suction and compressed air.
Well equipped with 3 ventilators, multipara monitors, ECG monitors with oximetry, automated BP monitors with oximetry, infusion pumps, ECG machine, dedicated X-ray machine, a defibrillator and an automated cycler for peritoneal dialysis.
PICU Admission 2015- 2017

SUB SPECIALITY SERVICES
High Risk Newborn Clinic
The clinic enrolls all babies discharged from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Within it plays an important role in Monitoring of growth and development. Early detection of abnormal neurodevelopment and initiation of appropriate interventional therapies. Physical rehabilitation. Screening and management of prematurity. Assessment of hearing.

Child Development and Guidance Clinic

With an aim to improve care of children with scholastic backwardness as well as rehabilitation of those with physical handicaps, the Child Development and Guidance Clinic was started . This Clinic provides highly specialized child and adolescent emotional and behavioral support care.

It takes referrals from consultants and schools from all parts of the city, for children with disorders like cerebral palsy, mental retardation, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, eating disorders, somatising disorders and other emotional and behavioural disorders. Includes a neurodevelopmental service for detailed assessment of IQ/DQ by a psychologist and educational assessment and remediation advice by a special educator.

Expertise is available for physical assessment and rehabilitation by a team of well-trained physiotherapists. The Clinic is further supported by easy access to the school of Audiology and Speech language Pathology where OAE, BERA, cochlear implantation and speech therapy are offered. As part of our social commitment the clinic team undertakes teacher awareness and training programmes on a regular basis.

Immunization Service
Every day from 9am-4 pm within the Pediatric OPD.
All vaccines as per the national immunization schedule Optional vaccines recommended by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.

Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Clinic
This clinic is responsible for diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of complex epileptic disorders with expertise in neonatal seizures and epileptic encephalopathy. 2 EEG machines and a video EEG facility.

Haematology – Oncology Clinic
This Clinic provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of childhood hematological disorders and malignancies including leukaemias and solid tumours. Expertise exists in the management of histiocytic disorders and myelodysplasias, disorders of haemoglobin synthesis, red cell disorders like thalassemia which includes a transfusion program and chelation.

HIV Clinic
Testing of babies and children for HIV including pre and post-test counseling. Full investigations, monitoring and treatment of children with HIV and AIDS. Support, advice and information to the child, family and carers. Training on pediatric HIV infection for doctors & paramedics. Shared care with local district general hospitals and pediatricians. Provides links with community health services and other support agencies.

Nephrology Clinic

The unit provides a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient service for children with kidney diseases.
The unit has expertise for investigation and management of children with acute renal failure, nephrotic syndrome, haemolytic-uraemic syndrome, hypertension, vasculitis, tubular disorders and infants, young children and adolescents with chronic and end-stage renal failure. Facilties exist for acute peritoneal dialysis, initiating continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, automated dialysis, hemodialysis, plasmapheresis and kidney biopsy with a minimally traumatic automated gun. The Clinic works closely with the urological service providing care and follow-up management of infants and children with complex nephro-urological disorders.
Pediatric Surgery
It offers neonatal and general pediatric surgery. It provides pre- and post-operative care for conditions of Gastro-intestinal tract, including esophageal atresia, ano-rectal abnormalities and diaphragmatic hernia. Diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, including foreign body removal with a dedicated pediatric rigid bronchoscope.

VISION 2020
• Establishing a Pediatric Center of Excellence which would provide teaching and patient care facilities in all pediatric sub-specialities.
• Increasing infrastructure and other facilities to promote increase in intake of students and for training as postgraduates and post-doctoral fellows in Pediatrics.
• Complementing pediatric epilepsy unit by addition of a paediatric neurologist.
• Fully equipped pediatric Hematology-oncology unit.
• Establishing a holistic child rehabilitation center.
• Initiate a Pediatric Cardiac Care Clinic.
• Community based research.
• Establish an organ retrieval and transplantation center.

Faculties

Sr.No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Shakira. V. Savaskar HOD & Professor
2 Dr. Girish .Maindarkar Associate Professor
3 Dr. Prabha. W. More Asst. Professor
4 Dr. Shivprasad. K. Mundada Asst. Professor
5 Dr. Kiran Bhaisare Medical officer
6 Dr. Mahendra. Y.Parihar Junior resident III
7 Dr.Puja Mehkarkar Junior Resident III
8 Dr. Sonal.F Gajbhiye Junior Resident II
9 Dr. Rupali.B.Jadhav Junior Resident II
10 Dr. Pavan. H. Jadhav Junior Resident II
11 Dr. Balaji Mane Junior Resident I
12 Dr. Akshay Deshpande Junior Resident I
13 Dr. Rahul Nagane Junior Resident I

– Postgraduate courses started from 2010 with capacity of 2 degree & 1 diploma seat every year

– Last year 1st  diploma candidate passed with 60% in university exams.

– Posters: in 2011 3 posters presented in National conference as

1) Congenital A V Malformation A rare case Dr.mahendraparihar.
2) Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Dr.Pujamehkarkar.
3) Rickettsial rash A  classic case Dr.Gajananpurohit.

– In 2012 two of our residents received prizes in National conference held at VIMS Ahmednagar for following presentation.

– Case paper:Causes of Neonatal morbidity & mortality in marathwadaMaharasthra Dr.MahendraParihar -1st prize.

– Poster: NaevusUnicusLateralis Dr.PujaMehkarkar 2nd prize.

Conferences

Various conferences were attended by faculty members.Details as below

Sr.No. Year Conference Detail  
1 2010 MAHAPEDICON – Dr.P.W.More.

– Dr.P.Mehkarkar.

2 2011 Neuropedicon Quiz organized at G.M.C.Latur  
3 2011 PALS -Dr.Puja

-Dr.Gajanan.

4   Facility Based Newborn Care (FBNC) 3 months training programme conducted for taining of Nursing staff in Neonatal care from districts around Latur Area.

Chief Co ordinater: Dr.Shivprasad Mundada.

Trainer:

– Dr.Maheshchandra  Mane.

-Dr.Satyajit.

-Dr.Mahendra.

5 2011 MAHAPEDICON organised at Nashik -Dr.S.V.Savaskar

-Dr.P.W.More

-Dr.Puja

-Dr.Mahendra

-Dr.Gajanan

6 2012 NNF Quiz-Organised at sangali for regional round was attended & won 2nd Prize by -Dr.Mahendra

-Dr.Puja

7   Also Ventilation Workshop at Aurangabad was attended by above 2 residents  
8   PALS – Dr.Mahendra
9   VIMS PADIA Ahmednagar  
10   MNCI Workshop – Dr.S.V.Savaskar.
– Dr.KiranBhaisare.
11   IAP NEOCON Hydrabad – Dr.Mahendra

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