Paediatrics

The Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology was started in our hospital  with the motto of providing quality tertiary level health care to children in the outskirts of Chennai. PediatricsAs we all know that Chennai is expanding so fast with more than 1 crore mobile population, the need for a tertiary level hospital in the outskirts of Chennai is a must. Within a short span of inauguration of our department, the department has proven its abilities to provide quality care to critically ill children.With the best of faculty and paramedical staffs and state of art technology,  our department will soon become an Institute of Tertiary care to all the super specialty Pediatric cases.

Our hospital pays special attention to the treatment and needs of infants and children. KMH provides comprehensive health care services to children including paediatric oncology, open heart surgery, paediatric neurosurgery, childhood diabetes, cystic fibrosis, neo natal intensive care and several other medical and surgical specialties. This department of KMH attracts patients from around the world due to our child-friendly methods and caring staff.Pediatrics Designed with the child in mind, the centers provide a friendly environment that puts children and their families at ease. Whether a child is seriously ill and requires in-depth diagnosis and treatment, needs routine care for diagnosis, or comes in for a periodic check-up, KMH offers skilled and caring staff and sophisticated technology. The Paediatrics department of KMH Hospitals takes care of both preventive and curative aspects of children’s health. We t extend round- the- clock services with in- house pediatricians and a team of highly qualified consultants in both medical and surgical subspecialties.

Our department has out- patient clinics for attending to children, Immunisation, other medical problems and Adolescent clinics. The Ambulatory Pediatric Services Department renders round-the -clock emergency services.The department has well equipped Neonatal intensive care units, managed by qualified nurses, duty paediatricians, backed by highly qualified consultants, neonatologists and paediatric surgeons.

The Department has good Paediatric medical and surgical intensive care units. It also has neonatal and paediatric ventilation. We have often dealt with emergencies when there have been large scale instances of Dengue, Leptospirosis , Malaria or viral fevers. All types of paediatric illnesses with or without complications are easily managed at KMH because of inter departmental references and Intensive Care Unit in the hospital. Cardiac, Respiratory, Neurological, renal and Haematological complications are competently managed with appropriate and latest modalities of treatment. The newborn nursery also is a tertiary level centre and receives newborn infants from all over the city for intensive care. Prenatal services and counselling are also offered.

Dr.Rajeswari


Designation : MBBS, MD, DCH., Chief Paediatrician and Neonatologist
Area of Expertise : Paediatric Critical Care, Neonatology

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Designation : M.B.B.S., MD(paed), DM., Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Area of Expertise : Paediatric Critical Care, Neonatology

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The Department of paediatrics  comprises of a dedicated team of Senior  and  Junior Paediatricians, Paediatric  Staff nurses, Social workers aiming at Comprehensive Child Care from Conception to Adolescence. We, at Dr. KMH have 24 hour round the clock paediatri coverage. The 24 hour well equipped Paediatric coverage by senior Paediatric Consultants . The Out – Patient Services  include Care of Illness, Growth Monitoring, Immunisation , nutrition Advice and health Education. We have a well equipped Paediatric Emergency department where critically ill children are resuscitated and stabilized and then shifted to wards or PICU depending upon their hermodynamics status. The Paediatric Intensive Care unit is tertiary care centre with facilities for invasive monitoring and mechanical ventilation. The PICU team includes dedicated team of Intensivists, Anaesthetists, Senior Paediatricians and Staff nurses. We have well maintained Neonatal unit for comprehensive Care of newborn. Other Paediatric Specialities Clinics Include

  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Allergy and Asthma Clinic
  • Adolescent Clinic
  • Child Guidance Clinic
  • Child Development Centre

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Paediatrics department in Dr. KMH runs 24hour emergency department well equipped  to handle all types Pediatric emergencies, including trauma, poisoning,  infectious diseases, coma, shock, seizures and asthma. The emergency department  has  in house paediatricians, medical officers, paramedical staffs round the clock.

PAEDIATRIC OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT

  • We have 24 hours OPD and In Patient Services

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IN PATIENT SERVICES
We have 20 bedded pediatric ward  with 24hour in house paediatricians and paramedical staffs, trained to  handle pediatric patients. And along with the wide investigative facilities and speciality departments the evaluation of a  disease and its management is at its best.

  • The tertiary pediatric ICU is 8 bedded PICU.
  • The PICU offers 24 hours consultant level intensive care   with the help of  sub specialties . Example: Neurology, Nephrology, Oncology, ENT, Orthopedics, Pediatric surgery etc.
  • The PICU  has state of art  facilities  like 24 hours imaging facilities, modern ventilators,invasive monitoring  dedicated  to children and monitoring facilities.
  • The PICU  has excellent paramedical staffs and facilities to handle trauma, poisoning  and dialysis.

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THE NEONATAL CARE
Our department has state of art facilities to provide Level II  and Level III Neonatal care. It is equipped with Neonatal Warmers, Photo therapy Units, LED,CPAP,Neonatal Ventilators. We have 24 hours dedicated team of staff nurses and Neonatologists.

ACTIVITIES OF DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

  • World breast feeding week
  • Regular CME  conducted by Department of pediatrics
  • Interesting case presentation and Journal club.
  • Case presentation in City Pediatrics meets.
  • School camps.
  • Rural camps.
  • Diarrhoeal disease Awareness campaign
  • Respiratory disease Awareness campaign (Swine- flu Awareness campaign)
  • Well baby health check up
  • Growth monitoring
  • Immunization cell
  • Baby friendly hospital initiations.