Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY



The department is  facilitated with

  • 15+ bedded newborn intensive care unit with tertiary care facilities.
  • 6+ bedded PICU with ventilating facilities.
  • Multidisciplinary Neurodevelopmental clinic.
  • Free immunization services.

Outpatient Unit

The OPD unit has five consultation rooms, one immunization room, a room for oral rehydration therapy and a dedicated room for breast feeding, infant and young child feeding counselling. The unit also has facilities to provide treatment like Nebulization, Injections and has the necessary equipment to provide emergency care when required. 

Emergency Services Unit

Our Pediatric emergency department has state-of-the-art facilities with two dedicated pediatric ventilators, to provide optimal medical care to sick children. Our function is to receive, triage, stabilize and provide emergency management. We have exclusive pediatric emergency beds and a separate area with servo-controlled radiant warmers to receive and stabilize newborns. Our ED is fully equipped with all the necessary facilities to handle sick children. Our emergency department is headed by a Pediatrician with vast experience in managing pediatric emergencies round the clock along with residents who care and also get trained in pediatric emergencies. We have well trained pediatric staff nurses, who care, handle and give optimal medical care to sick children. We have supportive subspecialties like Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatric Surgery, Urology, Nephrology to deliver better care to children. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is easily accessible from the emergency room to facilitate the safe transfer of sick children.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is a specialized unit of the department of Pediatrics that caters to the needs of sick children requiring intensive, round the clock monitoring and care. The PICU is a six-bedded unit, equipped with two state-of-the-art ventilators to provide both invasive and non-invasive modes of ventilation like CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) to the most critically ill children.  Facilities to do bedside echocardiography and ultrasonography, ultrasound-guided central line insertions are also available at all times and are utilized to effectively manage patients in select situations. The intensive care unit is headed and supervised by a Professor in Pediatrics and by an Assistant professor with ample experience in emergency pediatric medicine and pediatric critical care. The ICU is also manned by postgraduate students in paediatrics and CRRIs who are also simultaneously trained in the management of critically ill children. The supportive staffs include senior staff nurses and junior nurses who are trained to handle emergent situations and provide an excellent point of care. The patient- staff ratio is maintained at 2:1 as per the recommendations. A dedicated team of assistant professors and residents available round the clock to monitor the progress of patients and intervene at the earliest. We also handle post-operative pediatric patients from other specialities.

Division of Neonatology

The division of Neonatology is a tertiary care unit equipped with state-of-the-art facility meeting national standards and covered round the clock by doctors and nurses trained in neonatology. The unit provides routine newborn care to all babies born in this hospital as well as life-saving treatment for premature, low birth weight and critically ill neonates as young as 27 weeks both inborn and outborn.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our NICU is equipped with servo-controlled radiant warmers for continuous temperature maintenance, state-of-the-art multi-channel monitors and Ventilators, Bubble CPAP, Phototherapy units, digital infusion pumps and complemented by round the clock laboratory and biomedical services, bedside ultrasonography and echocardiography. Well trained nursing staff, senior postgraduate residents and junior consultants under unit chief provide 24×7 care. The unit also provides pre and post-operative care for neonatal surgical emergencies.

Post partum unit

The hospital provides for the mother and the newly born with rooms (75+ beds) ranging from general ward to semiprivate and deluxe rooms catering to the needs of people belonging to various socioeconomic strata. Babies are shifted to these post natal wards from labor room, operation theatre and from NICU (direct NICU admissions for out born babies). Here rooming-in is practised to facilitate mother-infant bonding. Special lactational counsellors help young mothers to successfully establish breastfeeding.

Labour Ward

Our Labour ward is well equipped to conduct both normal deliveries and caesarian sections. There are two radiant warmers and two sets of resuscitation kits which are always kept ready for management of emergencies. Each delivery is attended by Assistant Professor and residents. Labour ward is well equipped to provide advanced life support measures like endotracheal intubation, umbilical venous catheterization and administration of drugs. 

Facilities for Students

The department has a seminar room with audiovisual aids and two demonstration rooms for teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The department also has a library with more than 150 recent books and journals.