The department has fully serviced outpatient and inpatient clinics to care for children who are the victims of diseases and other problems. The outpatient department has seen a rise of about 100 new cases and 200 revisiting children every month. The general pediatric ward has a bed strength of 25 and separate cubicles for treating children affected with acute gastroenteritis and infectious diseases. The clinics also have a laboratory, an emergency treatment room, a pantry and a library-cum-seminar room for instructing students.
With total bed strength of 10, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has all the facilities to take care of sick newborn babies. Its special feature is the separate cubicle for babies born outside. Mothers are encouraged to feed their babies and a special room is provided. The NICU is equipped with ventilators, incubators, phototherapy units, monitors, oxygen and suction ports, and resuscitation kits, and has a separate procedure room handled by trained nurses. The operation theater, labor room and the aseptic labor room have resuscitation units. A transport incubator is available to transport babies from other places.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The 3-bedded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is fully equipped with monitors, oxygen ports, suction unit and emergency drugs, and is placed in the care of experienced nurses. The department has a senior qualified pediatric surgeon to deal with all pediatric problems.
- The immunization clinic has vaccines for children and administers them at subsidized rates. Strict asepsis and preservation of cold chain is maintained by the use of ILR
- The Well Baby Clinic monitors the growth and development of the children. Mothers are also given advice on proper feeding
- Clinics in nutrition, child guidance, child rehabilitation and asthma are conducted regularly