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Deparmental Report

Annual Report
Patient care
During the year 2011 the department of pediatrics, IGMC & RI was involved in providing inpatient and outpatient services to children from 0-12 years of age including neonatal resuscitation support, routine and special care.
Number of children seen as outpatients   26272
Number of children seen as inpatients   2727
Number of children followed up for chronic ailments 102
Number of children immunized   806*
Number of newborns resuscitated   284
Number of newborns given care   1160


  1. Theory classes (40 hours) were taken for Bachelor of physiotherapy students from Mother Theresa Institute
  2. A case of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in a male child was presented at the institute clinical society by Dr P Sriram. 
  3. Breast feeding week was celebrated in the month of August. In connection with that, several competitions were held for the nursing interns with the object of promoting breast feeding and Dr Shanthi gave a talk on “Problems associated with breast feeding”.
  4. Dr Barathy went as a resource person for the training program on “IMNCI” held for staff nurses from various PHC’s
  5. Dr Barathy C presented her work on “Current trend in typhoid fever in children” at the National Hospital infection control conference held at Mahatma Gandhi Medical college and Research Institute Puducherry.
  6. Dr Shanthi and Dr Barathy were co-investigators in a multicentre WHO Project “Taking guess work out of Pediatric Weight Estimation (TAPE)”
  7. A wrap up meet of the TAPE project was conducted in the month of July where the results were presented.
  8. An informal discussion on “essential medicines for children” was held along with the TAPE project wrap up meet
  9. Dr Balachandar attended the following CME programs:

    a)“Recent Research in Pediatric s’ Jan 2011 at CMC, Vellore.
    b)CME on ‘Research Methodology ‘ March 2011, Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Puducherry.
    c)SIZOCON, July 2011,Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Puducherry.
    d)CME on ‘Developmental Pediatrics’ Nov 2011 at JIPMER, Puducherry.
    e)Neocon 2010 , in December 2010 at JIPMER, Puducherry.
    f)Contact session for 2 weeks at Trivandrum Medical College as part of PG diploma in Developmental Neurology.

  10. Dr. Shanthi attended the MEDUCON Oct 2011 held at JIPMER, Puducherry and presented a paper entitled ‘ Correlation of academic performance with attendance by medical undergraduates” Project currently in progress: Detection of developmental delay among infants by Dr BV Balachandar.