::Departments : Clinical : Paediatrics with Neonatlogy
Academic and Other Activities
World Breast Feeding day was celebrated by the Department of Pediatrics, KMC between 1st August ’09 to 7th August ’09. Various programs highlighting the importance of breast milk to all babies up to 6 months of age was conducted during the week long celebration. Health education was imparted to all Antenatal mothers. A quiz on breast feeding for both the Undergraduates and Postgraduates conducted and prizes were distributed. Healthy baby contest was also conducted to encourage mothers who had exclusively breast fed the baby.
Nutrition Week was celebrated by the Department of Pediatrics, KMC during the first week of September(sep 1st to 7th). The importance of nutrition for good physical and mental growth in growing children stressed through various programs. A food exhibition displaying the various healthy food items and their mode of preparation was held with an enthusiastic participation from the ICDS health workers. Nutrition related quiz was conducted to the undergraduates and prizes were distributed.
World New Born Week was held between 15th to 21st November ’09. Various academic activities like Neonatal Resuscitation workshop , New Born quiz, CME, Symposium were conducted during the week long celebrations.
World Pneumonia Day was celebrated at the KMC premises by the IAP, TN chapter on 2nd November. A workshop and exhibition was held and the various preventive aspects of pneumonia were highlighted.
The City Pediatric Meet was conducted in the month of July at KMC . Pediatricians and Neonatologists from all over the city participated in the meet enthusiastically.
World teenage day was celebrated at KMC to promote adolescent health and nutrition. Various posters displayed the hazards of smoking alcoholism, drug addiction and other adolescent health problems in the teenage group .A debate on “vidalai paruvathil uruthunaiaga iruppathu petrorgala , nanbargala” was held.
Journal club involving the post graduates are being conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
City Pediatric meet is conducted at KMCH once every year with active participation of Pediatricians /Neonatologist from Govt institutions & Private hospitals in and around Chennai.
CME's are held once in three months .Interesting cases are presented and discussed.
On an average 6-8 symposiums/seminars are conducted every year for benefit of UG's, CRRI & PG's.
Perinatal mortality meet is conducted every month.
School health camps are conducted every Thursdays under NRHM scheme with assistance from OBG & SPM departments .
IMNCI training is being regularly conducted to all 3rd semester students for a period of two weeks
Faculty based Newborn care training was impended to staff nurses /birth attendants from the peripheral hospitals /taluk level hospital for 45 days.
Our KMC Postgraduate students have been enthusiastically participating in the various academic activities like seminars, CME’s guest lectures etc. held at various hospitals in and around the city. They have brought laurels to KMC by winning in various quiz programmes.
To mention just a few
1 Dr. Seenivasan
Dr. Arun Kumar
First place in Pneumonia Quiz held during World Pneumonia Day celebrations conducted at Childs Trust Hospital
2 Dr. Seenivasan
Dr. Chandrasekar
First place in Breast Feeding Quiz held at Childs Trust Hospital
3 Dr. Seenivasan
Dr. Stalin
Second place in Immunology Quiz at KKCTH.
4 Dr. Arun Kumar
Dr. Sridevi
Second place in Divisional Round of IAP Neonatology Quiz held at ICH
5 Dr. Arun Kumar
Dr. Seenivasan
Second place in the Endocrinology Quiz held at ICH
Apart from the above, various research programmes are going on under the able guidance of our Head of the Department, Prof.Dr.M.Kannaki M.D.,D.Ch., and Assistants.
Dr Sridevi-Comparitive study of serum leptin level in normal,Downs syndrome and Obese children.
Dr Arun Kumar-Efficacy of DOTS in Childhood TB using Paediatric Patient- wise boxes.
Dr Seenivasan-HIVinfection in infants by parent-to-child transmission

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