Department of Paediatrics

Care for children has been given priority in our hospital since its inception as a maternal and child care hospital. Today the department provides optimal care to children beginning from their antenatal period until their adolescence.

We offer antenatal screening and counseling for selected disorders. We pay special attention to high-risk pregnancies and assist in smooth transition of babies from their peaceful in-utero life into this turbulent world. Apart from regular newborn care, our neonatal unit also offers advanced services including preterm care, surfactant therapy, ventilation and neonatal surgery. We have trained staff who excel in advocating and promoting exclusive breast feeding. As expected our hospital has been accredited as a ‘Baby Friendly Hospital’. True to this name our outpatient clinic is decorated to suit the taste of children. Much to their joy we also have a play area and a garden adjoining the pediatric ward.      

Our regular services include preventive well baby care, growth monitoring, health promotion and attending to the sick. Immunization is provided as per IAP recommendations on a routine basis. Optional newer vaccines are also provided in appropriate circumstances.       

We have a well equipped pediatric ward, casualty and intensive care unit offering tertiary care services. We receive referrals from various parts of Trichy and neighboring districts. We have full time resident Pediatricians to attend to emergencies round the clock.       

Peripheral clinics are conducted on a regular basis at our satellite centers including Kailasapuram, Thuvakudi and Kamaraj nagar in Trichy district.       

Academic activities abound in our department as also in our hospital. Post-graduate students from specialties including family medicine and obstetrics undergo regular training programmes to impart them with basic skills and knowledge required in handling children. Regular continuing medical education programmes are conducted in the hospital to help the medical fraternity keep themselves updated.       

In our journey towards the ideal of providing the best pediatric care, our next goal is to initiate a post-graduate training programme in pediatrics and to set up a full fledged neonatal care unit.