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Department of Pediatrics
History of Department of pediatrics:
The  department of pediatrics was  started at Chengalpattu medical college in the year 1965as a small unit and presently it has increased its bed strength to 80 inpatient  teaching beds in pediatrics with facilities for post graduate training .  There is a separate  block for  pediatrics and neonatology. The neonatal wing of the pediatric department  was opened by DrRamaniSivaraman, Director of medical education  on the 9th September 1988. Now   There is a separate block for the   sick neonatal  care .The  newCeMONC  building  was inaugurated in the year 2015.At any point of time  about 60  babies of  varied  medical problems are treated in the unit.  The new  Pediatric  block was opened on 11.02.2004 by Hon. Chief minister Dr J Jeyalalitha. There is a separate  outpatient  block,presently being constructed near the pediatric block  which is likely to be completed  in  a few months .The department has an intake of 2   MD pediatric seats  intake from the year 2007 and from the year 2016 the PG intake has been increased to  4 seats per year.
The  department provides facilities for  holistic  pediatric and neonatal care 24X 7 days, for all 365 days of the year. The department   has  tertiary care treatment facilities  for neonatal  and   pediatric care.This tertiary care pediatric  department  caters  to the needs of nearby taluk hospitals  like  Maduranthakam, Kancheepuram , Cheyyur and Thirukkalukundram.  The department offers general pediatric care,  immunization and  sub speciality care like  pediatric  cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, neurology , nutrition,  endocrine, adolescent clinic, child welfare clinic, well baby clinic, high risk  neonatal follow up.The  NICU caters to the  tertiary care needs of both inborn and outborn  babies .Ventilatory support, exchange  transfusion and    surfactant  therapy are available for the needy neonates in the unit. The PICU  and NICU has facilities for  ventilation, blood gas  analysis, bed side  echocardiogram and  ultrasonogram and other  amenities  for the sick  infants  and children.The CMCHIS  is implemented   in the department  for both  outpatients and  inpatients.

The department is headed by Prof  Dr  J  Sathya . The pediatric  department has  2 units of  40 bed strength in each unit. The  department has the following faculty
Sl.No. Post Name of the Faculty
1 Professor DR.J.SATHYA                                                   
2 Professor DR.S.A.RAVIKUMAR
4 Asso. Prof. DR.K.ARIVOLI
5 Asso. Prof. DR.P.SUDHAKAR
7 Asst.Prof. DR.D.SURESH
8 Asst.Prof. DR.M.DIVYA
10 Senior Resident DR.A.JAGADEESWARI
11 Senior Resident DR.S.P.GIRIJA SIVAM
12 Senior Resident DR.ATHMARTHAN
13 Senior Resident DR.R.JAYANTHI

Awards  :
Best paper award  for the paper Low cost interventions  to reduce  neonatal mortality  at the International  perinatal care conference  at Barcelona, Spain  in the year 2001.
Best  paper  award for the Home based newborn care  at the Kancheepuam district of Chengalpattu medical college in the National Neonataology  Forum.
Department al activities
The department conducts  various teaching programme and training programme  for the undergraduate and post graduate students. 
Department conducts training programmes for the staff nurses, paramedical  and especially in sick new born care.
The department conducts regular academic programmes for the Post graduates in accordance with the MCI requirements.Conducts  regular case presentations, journal clubs,  group discussions, seminars and CME programmes. The CRRI ‘s  posted  in the department are given  training in BLS and  are also involved  in teaching programmes during their posting in the department
The pediatric department  inco ordination with the anesthesia  department  conducts  BLS courses for the CRRI during the orientation programmes every year.
The research activities/Publications  of the department includes the following  for the year 2015-16
1.       Linking home based new born care to the existing government health system in Tamil Nadu - pilot study
2.       A Study on the Clinical Profile Of Scorpion Envenomation In Children
3.       Incidence and Risk Factors Contributing to ROP: Study from Neonatal Care Unit – South India
4.       Transport From The Community and Preterm Survival:Study From A Rural Based Sick Newborn Care Unit: South India
Post Graduate  Dissertation topics
1.       Clinicoetiologicalprofile  of acute febrile illness  with Thromocytopenia  in children
2.       Clinical  and etiological profile of  children with community acquired  pneumonia.
Other research activities ongoing  in  the department
1.       Snake envenomation and  its profile  from a pediatric tertiary care center.
2.       Effect of chlorhexidine  application in umbilical cord in  prevention of  neonatal  sepsis
3.       Maternal Yoga therapy to reduce stress among antenatal mothers and outcome of pregnancy
4.       Effect of pranayama  on child hood asthma.
Statistics for the department :
Year                                                  OPD                                            IPD
2012                                              54,328                                         17,521
2013                                              55,638                                         12,162
2014                                                 54,720                                                10,581           
2015                                              59,089                                         13,726
S.no Name of the Clinic Days on which held Timings
1 Paed.Cardiology Friday 8am-12 noon
2 Paed. Nephrology Saturday 8am-12 noon
3 Paed. Endocrine Friday 8am-12 noon
4 Paed. Haematology/Nutrition Monday 8am-12 noon
5 Paed.Gastro( Diarrohea) All days 8am-12 noon
6 Paed.Neurology Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 8am-12 noon
7. Neonatology
High Risk Newborn/Well baby clinic
8am-12 noon
8 Immunisation All days 7.30am-12 noon
9 Paed. Asthma Friday 8am-12 noon
10 Thalassemia clinic Monday 8am-12 noon
11 Adolescent Saturday 8am -12 noon

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