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General Information

Introduction:
Paediatrics is a 60 bedded department in Indira Gandhi medical college and Research Institute. It is well equipped to give quality patient care to children from birth to 12 years of age. It is also endowed with facilities to impart excellent training in the field to medical undergraduates.
 
The outpatient and inpatient services are located in well ventilated areas and there is ample room for children to play when they feel better. Each bed has a bedside locker for storage and a stool for caregivers to sit down. There is uninterrupted supply of water and electricity and provisions for supply of potable drinking water to patients and caregivers. Colourful posters and health charts are displayed for effective education of parents. There is a team of qualified, well trained and dedicated doctors and nurses who provide routine, intensive and emergency care for sick children round the clock. Patient care also includes resuscitation of all newborns in the hospital. Special clinics are run to provide extra care for some patients.
 
The faculties in the department have been trained in reputed medical colleges in the country and have a rich experience in teaching and research. Innovative methods in medical education are used to train and assess undergraduates. Research projects are carried out in the department and students are encouraged to participate in these projects.
 
Vision:
  1. To make the department a centre of excellence for imparting comprehensive health care to all children including adolescents
  2. To bring about innovative methods in medical education for training undergraduates and post graduates in Pediatrics.
  3. To promote research in areas relevant to the Indian context.
 
Goal:
  1. To provide health care to children up to 18 years of age so that adolescents can be focussed.
  2. To start sub speciality units in Pediatrics.
  3. To implement innovative methods in imparting medical education to graduates and postgraduates in pediatrics.
 
 
Departmental Hilghlight:
Average OPD attendance is 130-150 / day.
 
 
CONTACT
Department of Pediatrics
Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Inistitute
Vazhudhavur Road,
Puducherry-605009.
Telephone Number:+91-413-2277552;
Extn: 2116, 2112, 2048, 2052,2108
E mail id: ped_igmcri@yahoo.com

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