PAEDIATRICS


PAEDIATRICS



About Department

The Department of Pediatrics at AIIMS, Mangalagiri has been established with the objectives of providing the highest quality of healthcare to children along with the best teaching/learning and research opportunities for students and staff. The department will work towards the broad vision of establishing a pediatric center of excellence with all sub-specialities, delivering the highest quality of tertiary care in the region.

 

A) Patient Care

Patient Care Services Timeline of starting services Services offered
Outpatient Department (OPD) March 2019 ·         OPD Consultation

·         Average daily OPD census – 50 – 70 children / day

·         Immunization Services for all children as per ‘National Immunization schedule’

·         Teleconsultation services

·         Special Clinics

COVID-19 IPD/Emergency services May 2020 ·         Inpatient admission and treatment of children with COVID-19 infection
In-patient department Services (IPD) Jan 2021 ·         Admission of sick children in IPD
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) December 2021 ·         8 bedded level – 2 NICU at AYUSH Block

·         14 bedded Level 3 NICU will be established in the permanent site at 3rd floor of IPD hospital block soon

High-dependency Unit (HDU) July 2022 ·         4 bedded HDU at 1st floor of AYUSH Block

·         For managing sick children requiring intensive monitoring and treatment

Special Clinics March 2019 ·         Well baby follow up and Immunization Clinic – Wednesday and Saturday
August 2022 ·         Pediatric Neurology  follow up Clinic – Monday

·         Pediatric respiratory follow-up clinic – Tuesday

·         Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic – Friday

 

    1. A 60 bedded Pediatric inpatient ward and 12 bedded Pediatric intensive care will be established soon at the permanent site on the 3rd floor of the hospital IPD block.

B) Teaching:

    1. Faculty members and residents are involved in teaching and training the undergraduate medical students from 3rd semester to 9th semester
    2. PG training program will commence from July 2022 session with 2 MD Postgraduates.
    3. Apart from the routine theory and clinical classes, faculty are also involved in conducting innovative and interactive teaching-learning sessions for undergraduate students in the form of student seminars, integrated teaching, bedside teaching and skill training using various manikins.

C) Research

    1. The faculties and residents of the department are involved in conducting ethical and high-quality research addressing significant gaps in our understanding of common diseases in children. This also includes funded and interdisciplinary collaborative research.

Research Statistics (Since March 2019):

    1. of completed research projects: 10
    2. of ongoing research projects: 16
    3. of research publications in National and international journals: 117
    4. No of Book chapters /Book publications: 9

Events conducted by the department (2021-22)

    1. National Immunization Day 2022 – Pulse polio vaccination with bivalent oral polio vaccine
    2. World breastfeeding week 2022 Celebration – Various activities like health education, awareness programmes, e-poster competition, roleplay and student tour were organised.
    3. PEDICOVINAR – Webinar on ‘Pediatric COVID-19 infection’ conducted in June 2021
    4. PCTM – Hands-on Training of Nursing officers on Pediatric COVID-19 infection (Aug – Sep 2021)

 

Photographs of Departmental activities