MGMCRI, SBV

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY

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Pediatrics

Overview

The Pediatric department of MGMCRI was instituted in the year 2001 with a single unit. The department has grown steadily over the years and today has 4 fully functioning units along with an established neonatology division and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Children up to 12 years of age attend the pediatric OPD, which functions from 8.30 A.M to 4.30 P.M on all weekdays and from 8.30 A.M until 1.00 P.M on weekends. Apart from the regular OPD services, there are special units that run on specific days of the week to attend to the needs of children who require special, individualized care. The in-patient unit consists of a spacious, well-ventilated, safe & secure 120-bedded ward at I block 3rd floor. The PICU is a six-bedded unit that is designed to provide non-invasive and invasive monitoring and intensive care to the most critically ill children. Two states of the art ventilators are available to provide both invasive and non-invasive modes of ventilation like CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). The ICU is replete with facilities to do continuous noninvasive monitoring of vital parameters and is equipped with infusions pumps, nebulizers, defibrillators, etc. to deliver optimum care.  The Division of Neonatology, MGMC & RI is a tertiary care unit equipped with state of art equipment 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 lifesaving treatment for premature, low birth weight and critically ill neonates as young as 27 weeks both inborn and outborn.

Mission

  • To establish a center that offers various services pertaining to child health that are of excellent quality and all under one roof.
  • To develop innovative teaching strategies to impart the highest quality of education in child health for undergraduate and postgraduate students so that they are on par with the global standards in offering evidence-based, compassionate and holistic care for all children
  •  To do innovative research offering solutions to health problems in children based on research involving cutting edge science and high ethical standards.

Goals

  • To improve the paediatric critical care to a global standard
  • To set up a telemedicine centre offering help on issues pertaining to childcare for regions catered by our satellite centres
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