The Department of Pediatrics of JIPMER
The Department of Pediatrics is housed in the JIPMER Women and Children Hospital. The spectrum of healthy and sick children reaching this department for clinical care provides the students with unparalleled opportunities to learn and serve. Problem solving and research are central to the academic programs in the department. The daily outpatient attendance averages around 250-300. The Department runs specialty clinics in Child Neurology, Child Psychiatry, Tuberculosis and Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Nephrology, Asthma, Cardiology, Genetic counseling, Hematology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, HIV and PICU follow-up. The Pediatric ICU has 19 beds and 13 ventilators. The department has a regular teaching program for undergraduate (M.B.B.S) and postgraduate (MD Pediatrics) students, as well as a PhD program in Pediatrics. The department also runs a DM program in Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency with intake of two students per year. Research on health issues with a crying need at the regional and national level is the priority of the department. The department is committed to improve child health care through excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Poster/oral presentations of the research work done by our residents and faculties are routinely presented in many regional/national conferences. The department has published more than 150 scientific papers in the last 5 years in indexed journals of national and international repute.