of Paediatrics & Neonatology at MMHRC has seen a steady growth over the
years. As a tertiary and referral centre we provide excellent service to many complicated cases that are referred to us. Paediatric patients are monitored by qualified paediatricians, who are available round the clock. Through our dedicated services, state-of-the-art
equipment and experienced doctors, we have acquired a good reputation for
diagnosing and treating all types of paediatric cases.
paediatrics consists of a separate emergency cum procedure room which is
equipped with critical care resuscitation trolley, suction apparatus,
centralized oxygen supply, intubation sets, emergency drugs, nebulizers,
cardiac monitor, pulse oxymeter infusion pumps etc.
Facilities & Equipment
The NICU is equipped with
- Mechanical ventilator with high frequency ventilation mode
- NIBP monitors
- Apnea monitors
- Cardiac monitors
- Pulse Oxymeters
- Neonatal trolleys
- Centralized oxygen supply
- Sufficient infusion pumps.
- Double sided photo therapy units
- Open care warmer system with radiant warmers
- A warmer & air-conditioner in order to maintain a thermo neutral temperature
- Dr. A. Kannan, MD, (Paed) - Sr. Consultant
- Dr. Uma Muralidharan, MBBS, D.Ch, DNB (Paed) – Jr. Consultant
To avoid cross infection the unit is divided into septic and aseptic units. Utmost importance is given to aseptic techniques while dealing with neonates.
MMHRC is the only hospital in Madurai to provide surfactant therapy and ventilatory care for premature babies.
Prompt RDS management is important and has helped us in Providing tertiary care for very sick babies and extremely premature babies.
Our services are at par with any other well-equipped tertiary care centre in the country.
Ventilator care and surfactant therapy provided here has improved the survival rate of preterm babies with respiratory problems.
With the help of the Blood bank and free availability of blood component therapy, complicated and rare bleeding disorders, platelet disorders, thalassemia, septicemia and Haemophilia are managed successfully.
Exchange transfusions have saved many newborn with Rh haemolytic disease.
- The department
also runs a post-graduate program affiliated to the National Board of
Examinations (NBE), New Delhi, whereby four residents are enrolled every year
through a national entrance exam and centralized merit
- The DNB residents undergo three years (Primary DNB/Post
MBBS) or two years (Secondary DNB/
Post DCH) training in the speciality, after which they are awarded a master’s
degree of diplomate in National Board (Paediatric) on passing the theory and
practical examination conducted by the board.
- There are
currently 10 DNB residents in the department (5 primary and 5 secondary). Their
academic activities includes regular seminars, journal clubs, case presentations,
group discussions, OSCEs, thesis/dissertations and other research work.
- They are
encouraged to participate in the monthly clinical society meeting of the
hospital as well as paediatric CMEs and conferences held at the other places