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Paediatric

The Department of Pediatrics, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt is dedicated to improving the health of infants, children and adolescents through excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy. This is passionately embraced by our faculty and staff who are deeply committed to the welfare of our community.

The department aims at achieving the following:
Providing state-of-the-art medical care to the dependent children
Providing a child-friendly milieu to the sick children
Providing scientific and evidence-based treatment
Providing regular developmental screening, growth charting, advice on immunization and anticipatory guidance to well children
Providing sound primary pediatric care
Promotion of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life
Sensitivity to the service requirements in respect of parents with sick children

Academics

The Department of Paediatrics is very active in the teaching of undergraduate medical students. The training in Paediatrics is in the form of didactic lectures of 69 hours and 25 hours of group discussions and tutorials. Besides this, they have 10 weeks of clinical rotation – 2 weeks each in IV and V terms and 3 weeks each in VIII and XI terms. They have integrated teaching at all professional levels so as to prepare the student to deliver preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services for care of children both in the community and at hospital as part of a team. The training includes systematic instructions in growth and development, nutritional needs of a child, immunization schedules, management of common diseases of infancy and childhood, scope of Social Paediatrics and Counselling as laid down by MCI. At the end of their Clinical Posting, the undergraduate students undergo an Assessment Examination on skills especially recording of special features of Paediatric history and anthropometry. The students are also encouraged to participate in various research projects and activities like ICMR etc.

Training

The internship programme comprises of 4 weeks of paediatric medicine training. We have 60 bedded Paediatric Ward with a plethora of challenging cases being admitted everyday providing vast clinical exposure and experience to our undergraduates. We also have a 6 bedded PICU and 15 bedded NICU providing state-of-the-art-care. There is a dedicated paediatric emergency department staffed by Paediatric Emergency Medicine-trained doctors round the clock. Our department has well-developed Paediatric subspecialties of Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology and Pulmonology which gives the medical students an insight and motivation to pursue post-graduation as well as super specialisation into these diverse fields. We give the interns ‘Hands on Training’ to deal with paediatric emergencies and also train them in NALS and PALS. Our mission – “WE CARE”, encompasses our drive to improve the health and well-being of children through excellence in family-centred care, advocacy, research and education.