PAEDIATRICS

Department of Paediatrics was established in year 1999 with the establishment of Yenepoya Medical College, a constituent college of Yenepoya University, Mangalore. Postgraduate course (MD) was started in the year 2005. The department is committed to the principle of “Healthy child for the bright future; Heal & Prevent”. Our team consists of experienced senior faculty, Neonatologist, Paediatric Intensivist and experts in several paediatric sub specialites with adequately trained nursing staffs focusing on comprehensive, affordable and holistic treatment of neonates to adolescents. We have well equipped Outpatient and Inpatient Departments. Our teaching and non teaching staffs are well experienced and adequately trained as per NMC norms. We provide excellent training in par with current standards for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our foremost concerns revolve around patient well-being, education, and research. We have Inpatient beds of 120 and 16 bedded NICU & PICU each.

Vision

To be recognized as centre of excellence in health care services, academics and research in the field of paediatrics.

Mission

  • To provide highest quality health management to sick children at affordable cost.
  • Imparting knowledge and training skills for students with supreme level facility.
  • High concern to prevent and eradicate paediatrics ailments.

Goals

  • Develop highly trained professional team of doctors.
  • To provide best patient care in Outpatient and Inpatient section.
  • To setup comprehensive health care and to identify paediatric patients with special health care needs.
  • Total commitment to national disease control and eradication programme.

Objectives

  1. To conduct specialty clinics regularly with paediatric sub specialists
  2. To develop departmental teaching module for theory, PBL and OSCE stations, MCQ bank for periodic internal assessment.
  3. To develop a Quality Assurance System in the department by
    • Medical audit,patient satisfaction survey
    • student & interns exit evaluation.
  4. To conduct regular CME's & workshops to update knowledge, technology skills of people engaged in paediatric health care.

Courses Offered

  • Undergraduate: MBBS 250 seats/ year
  • Postgraduate: M.D in Paediatrics - 6 seats / year
  • PhD

The department conducts academic program for the post graduates diligently case presentations ( twice a week), seminar & journal club (weekly once), Periodic CPC & Interdepartmental Academic Activity, Skill Lab based learning for procedural skills / NRP / PALS / NALS and theory class as recommended by NMC.

Clinical Services

Our department provides wide range of services as mentioned below

I. Services Available in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

  • 24x7 Availability of Consultants & PICU Trained Nurses.
  • Ventilator Support.
  • Bubble CPAP Support
  • Non Invasive Ventilator Support
  • Peritoneal Dialysis.
  • NIBP Monitoring
  • 24x7 Emergency Blood Product Availability
  • 24x7 CPR Team Availability
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Bedside
    • X –Ray
    • Ultrasound
    • Echocardiogram
    • EEG
  • Emergency Intercostals Drain Placement

II.Services Available in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

  • 24 x 7 Availability of Paediatrician / Neonatologist.
  • Free mother & Child Package for Deliveries.
  • Care of term / preterm & Low Birth Weight Babies.
  • Incubator Care.
  • Bubble C pap.
  • Ventilator Care.
  • LED Phototherapy.
  • Training & Counselling of Mothers about Complimentary Feeding & Immunisation.
  • R.O.P Screening & Laser Therapy.
  • Hearing Assessment by CEA & BERA, ophthalmological examination of all neonates.
  • Bed Side Ultrasound & Echo.
  • Super Speciality Care – Paediatric Surgery, Neuro Surgery , Paediatric Cardiology Etc.
  • Transport Incubator Facility.
  • Newborn Screening.

III.Services Available in OPD

  • Expert Consultation on all days.
  • Immunization Services.
  • Child Guidance Clinic.

Our department includes the staffs trained in various sub specialities under paediatrics and are providing excellent care and benefit for the better outcome. Following are the subspecialties offered in our department.

  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Paediatric Endocrine
  • Paediatric Hematology
  • Diahorrea ( Gastro)
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Neonatology
    • High Risk
    • Well Baby
  • Immunisation
  • Paediatric Asthma
  • Thalassemia

We also provide telemedicine services which is of a big help for follow up of the patients coming from far off places and is very popular among patients.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS

The department of paediatric is enaged in community outreach through providing child health care in various rural and community health centres. List is as follows

  • Weekly OPD clinic and Immunization at Rural Health Centres in Harekala.
  • Monthly once Health Check up camp in Jokatte.
  • Monthly once Endosufan camp CHC, Belthangady.
    • The frequent camps will be conducted in the surrounding areas for regular health checkup and screening activities.

PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATIONS

Due to the growing influx of patients PICU bed capacity was increased and renowned PICU was inaugurated on 14.11.2021 dedicated to provide excellent care.

PICU Renovation in Collaboration with KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK

  • ICMR project “IgG4 levels in the salive of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – Dr. Sahana K S, Professor & HOD, Co Prinncipal Invesitigator.
  • A study of care cascade among notified Paediatric Tuberculosis cases in Dakshina Kannada District.
  • We are happy to share that CARDTS Foundation, is supporting premature babies from Mangalore Taluq for their management uptill 1000 days post NICU discharge from our hospital.

Faculty

Dr. Sahana K.S

Dr. Shyam Sudhir M.K.

Dr. Prakash Robert M. Saldanha

Dr. Anitha S. Prabhu

Dr. Ramanath Mahale

Dr. Mithun H.K.

Dr. Arun Varghese

Dr. Sandesh M.

Dr. Sneha Acharya

Dr. Anusha Hegde

DR. DIKSHA SHIRODKAR

Dr. Payal S Kubsad

DR. SUNIL BALIGA B

Dr. Amanulha M.B.

Dr. Asha Chethan

Dr. Afroza

DR. NADIYA SHAJAHAN

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