The Department of Paediatrics has been a forerunner in the region in terms of paediatric education and research, as well as fulfilling the Institute's mandate of providing specialized tertiary paediatric care. The following are some of the highlights of the department:
Paediatric facilities at PICU, D2A, C2A, DGB (Pediatric emergency), BLGB wards and OPD
1. Clinical Patient Care: The department, which is located in one of the most underserved areas in terms of health infrastructure in child health, has worked since its inception to bring evidence-based, protocol-driven, and holistic child health care to the region. The department firmly established itself as a tertiary referral centre for the region. The Department of Paediatrics offers services to both sick and healthy children. Currently we are providing following services:
Undergraduate Education: The Department of Paediatrics at AIIMS, Patna offers one of the most comprehensive curriculums for undergraduates, with over 140 hours of didactic teaching, 138 hours of tutorials, and 600 hours of clinical postings in the previous year. Last year, the department redesigned the undergraduate curriculum to incorporate the NMC competency-based medical education (CBME) curriculum and modules such as Facility Based Integrated Management of Neonatal & Childhood Illnesses (FIMNCI), Facility Based Neonatal Care (FBNC), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Life Support (ALS), with the goal of producing medical graduates capable of bolstering child health services in the country. It had been conducting yearly IAP UG quiz, which helped, pique the undergraduates' interest in the subject and foster higher order learning in them.
Postgraduate Education: The department currently employs 22 PG trainees. Last year, daily morning academics for postgraduate trainees, senior residents, and faculty totaled more than 146 hours. The department started 'theme or organ system-based' monthly exams for postgraduates to improve their recall, understanding, interpretation, and analysis skills. The scientific research awareness fostered by these academic sessions has resulted in a slew of projects, original papers, and research letters. We had been conducting yearly IAP UG quiz to improve postgraduate students' mental stability in making quick decisions in an emergency situation and to stimulate their brain to learn more.
Nursing Education: The department strongly believes in empowering a supportive team of nursing professionals to provide dedicated, holistic, and safe health care. Regular sessions for staff nurses assigned to the department are held to improve capabilities in areas such as triage, procedures, asepsis routines, and so on. The department has been actively conducting in the delivery of didactic weekly lectures in Paediatrics to B.Sc. Nursing students. In addition, in the academic year 2020-21 and 2021-2022, a number of BLS/CPR training sessions were held for nursing students.
Education Innovation: As part of its efforts to improve workforce training, the Department has implemented an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and Directly Observed Procedural Skills (DOPS) for routine paediatric procedures. In addition, we have implemented student CMEs, integrated teaching for undergraduates, and microteaching at the senior resident level. DOPS has been a proven modality in improving Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) of units worldwide, and thus it reflects the department's commitment to safe and quality healthcare in addition to being an innovation in training. Microteaching has also improved senior-level teaching and learning capabilities. The department's faculty are also participating in a Faculty development program, which will help them improve their academics, research, and leadership skills. Apart from that faculties keep on improving their teaching, patient care and research skills by participating in medical education method like NTTC JIPMER, research and mentorship like JRLMP, Evidence base medicine training, fellowships etc.
|SL No.||Name of Faculty||Designation|
|1.||Monday||Dr. Siddhnath Sudhanshu||09:00 am to 05:00 pm|
|2.||Tuesday||Dr. Pratap Kumar Patra||09:00 am to 05:00 pm|
|3.||Wednesday||Dr. Arun Prasad||09:00 am to 05:00 pm|
|4.||Thursday||Dr. Chandra Mohan Kumar||09:00 am to 05:00 pm|
|5.||Friday||Dr. Pradeep Kumar||09:00 am to 05:00 pm|
|6.||Saturday||Dr. Swarnim||09:00 am to 01:00 pm|
In order to ensure protocol-driven management and organized patient follow-ups, the department established a number of specialty clinics. This year, the previously operating specialty clinics grew into formidable units in terms of total number of registered patients. The following is a list of the Department's specialty clinics.
Pediatric Seizure Clinic
PICU Follow up & Pediatric Respiratory Clinic
|Dr. Siddhnath Sudhanshu|
|Tuesday||Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology|
Pediatric Nephrology Clinic
|Dr. Pratap Kumar Patra|
|Wednesday||Pediatric Cardiology Clinic||Dr. Arun Prasad|
|Thursday||Pediatric hematology and oncology||Dr. Chandra Mohan Kumar|
|Friday||Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic||Dr. Pradeep Kumar|
Research and Publication
The department has significantly contributed in research and published many articles in high impact factor journals. Few of them are as follow:Completed:
Events ( Upcoming / Ongoing)