Department of Paediatrics

About the department

Dept. data last updated on :27/10/2021

VISION, MISSION AND VALUES OF THE DEPARTMENT


Vision

-To upgrade to a dedicated Pediatric Multi-speciality Hospital for providing leadership role in improving the health of children


Mission

-To provide comprehensive, cost-effective and quality paediatric care through safe and ethical practice of medicine

-To prevent diseases and promote healthy life-styles for all children

-To educate health professionals and community and advance knowledge through innovative research

-To develop leaders in child health for today and future

-To provide advocacy for vulnerable populations by building long-term partnerships based on mutual trust and respect


Values

-We strive for - quality, integrity, compassion and teamwork - basic guiding principles of pediatric medicine

-We aim to ensure that each child receives individual attention and is treated with care and gentleness 


BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Pediatrics was established in 1964 and upgraded to a fifty-bedded children’s ward and nursery in 1970. The nursery grew into a Neonatology Unit in 1986 with facilities for care of critically ill newborns. A new 10-bedded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was established on 15th August, 2001 initially with basic facilities for ventilation. This was later upgraded to a separate infrastructure for a 20-bedded NICU complete with ventilation and monitoring facilities, in the new OBG and Cardiac block. Since 2010 this unit has also contributed as a resource centre for training of medical officers in neonatal care. With the construction of two new pediatric wards in 1997, the bed-strength of the department increased from 50 to 90 which was later scaled up to the current bed-strength of 120. A pediatric high-dependency unit was upgraded to a 6-bedded "Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" (PICU) in the existing pediatric wards in 2005. The PICU has all the latest facilities for intensive monitoring and ventilation. Pediatric emergencies are managed in a 6-bedded Pediatric Emergency section located in the hospital Trauma and Emergency Center. Diarrhea Treatment and Training Unit (DTTU) was established in 1991 with an initial grant from the World Health Organization; eight beds were assigned for this unit. "Pediatric Gastro-Enterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Clinic" and facility for upper G.I. Endoscopy started functioning in 1999. 

An eight-bedded Malnutrition Treatment Unit was established with financial aid from UNICEF for the management of children with severe acute malnutrition. This unit was renamed as Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre with funding by NHM. Subsequently it was upgraded as a Resource Center for Facility Based management of children with severe acute malnutrition. The centre played a pivotal role in training medical and paramedical health care staff of different districts in Uttar Pradesh. 

Under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram (RBSK) of the National Health Mission, Government of India, a District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) was established in 2018 with dedicated infrastructure and support staff. This centre provides free comprehensive treatment to children referred from various parts of Uttar Pradesh with funding from NHM, UP government. A dedicated Pediatric Cardiac Evaluation and Cardiac Surgery (PCE-CS) unit became operational under the RBSK, NHM and has been successfully providing free cardiac procedures for children since 2019. 

Many sub-speciality divisions of the department regularly run “Sub-Speciality Clinics” on specific days of the week. Pediatric Pulmonology and Infectious Disease Clinics were started in 2002 and 1999 respectively. Pediatric Nephrology Clinic was started in 2006. The nephrology division of the department provides dedicated facilities for peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis of pediatric patients. Pediatric Hematology Clinic was also started in 2006. This division caters to the treatment of patients of thalassemia and hemophilia with financial aid from the National Health Mission. Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic and Pediatric Cardiology Clinic became functional in the year 2013. The Pediatric Neurology Clinic has started functioning since 2021.



SUB-SPECIALITY CLINICS

Well Baby Clinic

Prof. S. Manazir Ali/Dr.Uzma Firdaus 

Tuesday & Thursday

High Risk Clinic

Prof. S. Manazir Ali/Dr.Uzma Firdaus 

Saturday 

Pulmonology & Infectious Diseases Clinic

Prof. Farzana K. Beig/ Dr. M. Kashif Ali 

Wednesday

Pediatric Nephrology Clinic

Prof. Kamran Afzal

Wednesday

Pediatric Hematology Clinic

Prof. Zeeba Zakaur Rab 

Tuesday 

Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

Dr. Shaad Abqari 

Wednesday 

Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic

Dr. Ayesha Ahmad 

Thursday

Pediatric Neurology Clinic

Dr. Iraj Alam Khan

Monday