DEPARTMENT of Paediatrics

The Department came into existence in Year 1965 When Dr. N.G. Prasanna HOD, along with Dr. S. P. Sharma, Resident Medical Officer laid the foundation of this department. The undergraduate Teaching in the department started in 1966. The Department took shape when Dr. (Mrs.) Prasanna and Dr. M.L. Rathi joined as Lecturer and Houseman respectively in 1967 and 1968. The Post graduate Course in Pediatrics started in Yr. 1972 and Dr. M.L. Rathi became the first postgraduate to finish his MD in Pediatrics from the Department. After Dr. (Prof.) N.G. Prasanna (1965-1978, 1993-1995) Dr. (Prof) D.S. Dave (1979-1992) and Dr.(Prof) A.T. Dabke (1995-2004) have led the Department as Heads.



  • The department has 60 pediatric beds and 25 neonatal beds.

  • A sophisticated NICU exist in the department with facilities for ventilation and monitoring.

  • A very active Pediatric Oncology service provides a high quality of care to children afflicted with cancer. A separate ward exists in the department for treating cancer patients in pediatrics.

  • Routine vaccinations are given in the OPD and postnatal wards everyday except Sundays and holidays.

  • Post Natal care is provided to every baby delivered in the hospital under direct supervision of a consultant.

  • The Department has a air-conditioned treatment room with central oxygen, suction, monitoring and ventilation facilities.

  • The pediatric department library has computer facilities with round the clock internet connection. The department also has an LCD projector for teaching purposes.

  • The department has all routine laboratory investigations done in the side laboratory.

  • The department has a separate procedure room for procedures like lumbar puncture, intercoastal drainage, Biopsies, bone-marrow aspiration and biopsies.

  • The department has computerized data-collection system in OPD and wards which can be accessed by consultants in their chambers through a secure network.

Achievements and research

1. The Department provides core undergraduate and postgraduate training in Pediatrics.
2. It also acts as an advisory body to the Medical Department in disease containment and surveillance activities.
3. Training of doctors and Medical Officers.
4. It is a centre for IGNOU training and PGDMCH examination, IMNCI and breast feeding training.


M.D. (Pediatrics)
Diploma in Child Health (D.C.H.)



Symposia on breast feeding (2005)
NALS (2006)
CME on Newborn Care (2006)
PALS (2007)
IMNCI workshop (2008)
CME on Hemato-oncology (2008)
CME on Ventilation (2008)
IAP undergraduate Quiz (every year)
IAP Post graduate Quiz (2008)


Head of Department


Dr. Sharja Phuljhele


Professor & HOD


MD (Paediatrics)

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