Department of Paediatrics

History

 

The Department of Pediatrics was set up in September 1948, with initial bed strength of ten beds. The department started offering newborn care in 1964. Over the years the department has now expanded providing general and specialized care to children including intensive pediatric and neonatal care and imparting training to under-graduate and post-graduate students of paediatrics, nursing and therapy.


Important Milestones in Pediatric Department

First pediatric ward (10 beds)                                                        

1948

Establishment of the Second Pediatric Unit                                  

1961

Initiation of the MD (Pediatrics) Course                                       

1961

Providing Newborn Services                                                         

1964

Establishment of School Health Clinic                                          

1965

Establishment of the Child Guidance Clinic (CGC)                      

1968

Establishment of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU

1978

Establishment of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU

1989

Establishment of the Well baby Clinic                                          

1989

Starting the High-Risk Developmental Clinic 

1989

Establishment of the Pediatric Nephrology Clinic                        

1990

Establishment of the Pediatric Rheumatic clinic                           

1990

Establishment of the Pediatric Asthma /Respiratory clinic           

1992

Initiation of the Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

1992

Certification of the Hospital as a ‘Baby Friendly Hospital’ (BFHI) 

1993

Establishment of the third Pediatric Unit                                      

1994

Establishment of the Pediatric Neurology clinic                            

1996

Establishment of the Pediatric Gastroenetrology Clinic                 

2005

Participation in the Learning Disability (LD) Clinic                      

2006

Participation in the Autism Clinic                                                  

2008

Upgradation of NICU

2009

Starting fellowship courses: PICU, NICU, Neurology-epilepsy     

2015

Starting Human Milk Bank /KMC ward

2018

Starting fellowship courses: Pediatric ND-LD fellowship

2018


Faculty

Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Sushma Malik Professor
2 Dr. Surbhi Rathi Professor
3 Dr. Sushma Save Associate Professor
4 Dr. Poonam Wade Associate Professor
5 Dr. Santosh Kondekar Associate Professor
6 Dr. Alpana Kondekar Associate Professor
7 Dr. Vinaya Lichade Assistant Professor
8 Dr. Vishal Sawant Assistant Professor
9 Dr.Prachi Gandhi Assistant Professor
10 Dr Richa Agarwal Assistant Professor

Location

  • Office: First floor, College Building,
  • Pediatric Wards: 5th floor Hospital building
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: 5th floor Hospital building
  • Pediatric OPD: OPD number 22, First Floor, OPD building
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Third floor, OPD Building
  • Human Milk bank and KMC ward. Third floor OPD building

Sections / Units / Branches

 

 

Professor and  Head of Department: Dr Sushma Malik

 


Faculty Positions of Dept of Pediatrics in 2018

Designation

Unit  1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Neonatology

Professor and Unit Head

Dr Sushma Malik

Dr.Surbhi Rathi

-

Dr Sushma Malik

Associate Professor

Dr Alpana Kondekar

Dr Santosh Kondekar

Dr Sushma Save

Dr Poonam Wade

Assistant Professor

Dr Vishal Sawant

-

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Dr Vinaya Singh

-

Dr Prachi Gandhi

 

OPD & Department Timings

  • General Outpatient Department: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Department Office: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Facilities & Special Services
Patient-Care Services Offered:

  • Outpatient Services:

  • The Pediatric OPD situated at OPD 23, First floor, OPD Building.
  • General Pediatric outpatient services: The Department runs General Pediatric outpatient services on all working days (except Sundays and OPD holidays) from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Specialty Pediatric outpatient services: The department offers pediatric subspecialty services such as: Pediatric Neurology Clinic, Pediatric Nephrology and Rheumatic Fever Outpatient Department (OPD), Pediatric Gastro-enterology services, Pediatric Respiratory Clinic, Pediatric ART Clinic and High-Risk Newborn OPD as per the following schedule:
  • Pediatric Sub-specialty Clinics

Pediatric Sub-speciality Clinics

Pediatric Neurology

High-Risk OPD

Respiratory Clinic

Pediatric Nephrology & Rheumatic fever

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric
Neuro developmental clinic

Days

Monday

Tuesdays

Wednesday

Thursday

Wed- Sat

Thursday

Timing

1:30-3:30 pm

1:30- 3:30 pm

1:30- 3:30 pm

1:30- 3:30 pm

9:30 am-12:30 pm

11.00- 1:00 pm

Unit

Unit I

Neonatology

Unit III

Unit II

Unit II

Unit II

  • School Health Services:The Department of Pediatric offers assistance to the Department of Community Medicine in running the School Clinic by offering clinical services. Through this program, the department contributes by providing preventive and curative therapy to children studying in the municipal schools.
  • Assessment of children for Autism and Learning Disability: The departmental faculty members assist Department of Psychiatry in the assessment of children with Autism and Learning Disability

Guidelines / Instructions for patients

  • Please get an OPD paper issued from the Registration Counter (Number: 4) on the ground floor, OPD Bldg “O”.
  • Please come to Pediatric OPD (Number 23) situated on the first floor of the same OPD building.
  • Please meet the Nurse, who will guide you to the appropriate doctor
  • Please await your turn in a queue for registration in HMIS. A token number will be issued.
  • Please bring old medical papers with you, so that the doctor can have the requisite information regarding the patient’s illness and treatment taken.
  • The doctor after eliciting history and examining the patient will inform you about the illness and the patient’s condition. He will prescribe medicines which can be obtained from the Counter (Number 5) situated on the Ground Floor of the OPD building. The doctor may request for certain investigations to be done. Please do not hesitate to ask for more information or seek clarifications from the doctor. Depending upon the nature of investigations (blood, radiological, electrophysiological, etc.), you may have to visit the appropriate counter. You may also be referred to the OPD/ Ward of other departments for additional check up by the respective specialists. Please visit the Nurse in the Pediatric OPD for guidance.
  • If the child requires inpatient care, the doctor will inform you accordingly. He will write to the Administrative Medical Officer, in this regard.
  • Investigations will be advised by respective doctors, when they are required.
  • Emergencies are attended in EMS-EPR, in casualty building ground floor

 

2. Inpatient Services:

  • Pediatric General Ward: Patients requiring in-hospital care are admitted in the General Pediatric Ward
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): Children, who are critically ill and require intensive care, are admitted in the PICU. The PICU has doctors and nurses on round-the-clock duty. It is well equipped with ventilators, Multi-para monitors, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, Syringe Infusion pumps, Pulse oximeters, Criticare Machines etc.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): The NICU provides care to critically ill newborn babies. It provides this care not only to babies born in the hospital, but also to babies referred from other institutions. It is well-equipped with ventilators, High Frequency Oscillator, multi-para monitors, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, bubble CPAP, Syringe Infusion pumps, Pulse oximeters, Criticare Machine etc. It also has laminar flow.

3. Emergency Services:

  • Pediatric Resident doctors are posted in the Emergency Room of the Casualty Department to assist Casualty Officer in the assessment and treatment of children brought to the hospital outside OPD hours

4. Out-reach and Linkage Services:

  • The department participates in the Out-reach services:
  • Camps for monsoon-related illnesses: The resident doctors and assistant professors participate in the Sunday camps organized by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai every Sunday during monsoons.
  • Linkage services with peripheral hospitals: Faculty members from the Department of Pediatrics visit the following municipal peripheral hospitals on designated days to offer linkage services:
    a) MW Desai Hospital; Malad,
    b) Bhagwati Hospital; Borivali;
    c) Shatabdi Hospital, Kandivali; Siddharth Hospital, Goregaon;
    d) SK Patil Hospital, Malad

5. Special services:

HMB and KMC:Human Milk Bank and Kangaroo Mother Care Services / Ward.

On 14th February 2018, T N Medical College and B Y L Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Department of Pediatrics, inaugurated their Human Milk Bank and Kangaroo Mother Care Services / Ward. These services were inaugurated by Dr AvinashSupe - Director (Medical Education & Major Hospital) & Dean G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, in presence of the doyens of both of breastfeeding and KMC promotion, like Dr MrudulaPhadke, Dr R K Anand, Dr R P Agarwal, Dr P W Kandoth, Dr RekhaUdani, Dr Ramesh Bharmal - Dean TN Medical College & BYL Nair Hospital, Dr JayshreeMondkar – Ag Dean LT Medical College &Sion, Dr Sandeep Bavdekar, Dr RuchiNanavati, Dr Mukesh Agarwal and many more. The function was organised by Pediatric department and Dr Sushma Malik - Head of Dept of Pediatrics and In-charge Neonatology, Nair Hospital
Human milk provides optimal nutrition, promotes neonatal growth and development, reduces risks of illness and diseases and has a long-term impact on the neurological / brain development of the baby. Unfortunately, several babies like premature babies, low birth weight, or those who are too ill to suckle or whose mothers are seriously ill or have died do not have access to their mother’s milk and thus miss out on the advantages of breast milk. For these newborns, breast milk from their own mother is the first best option, however when that is not available, the next best option is donor human milk from a Human Milk Bank.

 

Kangaroo Mother Care Services will be an ideal complement to the Human Milk bank and will enable optimal breastfeeding practices and ensures optimal care to low birth weight and premature babies by reducing risk of infection and deaths in them. The new KMC ward has been built inside the Neonatal Intensive care unit and is equipped with six beds and special KMC reclining chairs. Mothers will be kept in this special ward along with their clinically stable preterm and low birth weight neonates for giving continuous Kangaroo Care for all 24 hours. This continuous / interrupted KMC will ensure emotional bonding, good neurodevelopment, rapid weight gain and quick discharge from hospital, thereby saving financial resources of both parents and hospital.

These facilities have been set up by MCGM with the support from M/s Jewelex India Pvt Limited and will be run by the Pediatrics department of Nair hospital. These services will strengthen the neonatal health care systems in the hospital and will help reduce to morbidity (illness) and mortality (deaths) in the vulnerable newborns.

6. Other services:
The department is also represented in the multi-disciplinary Child Protection Cell. The nodal department for the Cell is the Department of Forensic Medicine. The Cell offers assessment and comprehensive care and rehabilitation for victims of child abuse
Dr Sushma Malik:

  • Executive member BPNI, Maharashtra, Breastfeeding Promotion Network India, Maharashtra Branch,
  • Executive member of MBPC- Mumbai Breastfeeding Promotion Committee
  • Member of Child Death Review Board for BMC and a member of the PCPNDT committee
  • Vice President, Neonatology Forum Mumbai
  • Member of Library Committee and HICC at Nair

Dr Surbhi Rathi:

  • Member of Neurorehab centre committee..MCGM
  • Member of College Renovation committee
  • Member of Anti Ragging committee
  • Member of MUHS and MCI Insp.committee
  • Member of Anti Ragging committee
  • Member of Quarters committee
  • Member of  LD centre Nair committee

Dr Sushma Save:

  • Member of ethics Committee at KEMH
  • Member of HICC
  • Member of Research Society

Dr Alpana Kondekar

  • Member of Autism certification committee

Dr S Kondekar:

  • Member of Medical education cell 
  • Member of Bioethics committee
  • Member of Curriculum Committee

Courses Offered :


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Doctor of Medicine (Pediatrics); MD (Pediatrics)

MUHS Fellowship courses:
1. Fellowship of NICU
2, Fellowship of PICU
3. Fellowship in  Pediatric Neurology and epilepsy
4. fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Learning disability