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ChildHealth/Pediatrics

Names of doctors: Dr. Lavanya Jacob, MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH

                                     Dr Esther Rajathi, MBBS.

Services:

The Department continues to provide regular OP and IP services along with round the clock secondary emergency care to children as well as neonates.

Immunization Clinic is held on all Wednesdays. A lots of new vaccines have been introduced recently.

New born resuscitation during delivery (round the clock pediatric support in the labor ward)

In- patient care for neonatal and pediatric cases

Phototherapy Unit

Training:

The department is involved actively in training the students of BSc Physician Assistant Course (3 year duration with 1 year internship,

affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University).

It is also involved in the training of village health volunteers in basic health, disease control measures and early picking up of danger signs in affected children in and around Karigiri.

Strategic Plan:

Neonatal /Pediatric ICU

Training of junior doctors and nurses in comprehensive emergency measures in Paediatrics with special emphasis on new born resuscitation

Complete Evaluation of Children with Syndromes

Strengthening Modern Systems of Essential Secondary Care

Strengthening and expanding existing Immunization Services.

Past Events:

Children’s Day was celebrated with great fervour and involvement, where the occasion was made use of to create awareness about the care of child health problems.