Pediatrics including Neonatology


The course includes systematic instructions in growth and development, nutritional needs of a child, immunization schedules and management of common diseases of infancy and childhood, scope of Social Pediatrics and counselling.

The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Pediatrics is to acquire adequate knowledge and appropriate skills for optimally dealing with major health problems of children to ensure their optimal growth and development.

Department of Pediatrics was established in year 2010 and was accreditated for DNB in 2015.
  1. of Clinical Wards : General Pediatric Wards 03 – 5th Floor
NICU – 1st Floor, PICU – 6th Floor, OPD – 1st Floor
  1. of Beds : Wards – 100 (90 General Pediatric + 10 NRC)
NICU – 30 (SNCU) + 15 (KMC), PICU – 07
  1. Units : 3
Unit wise Distribution of Staff:
Unit Consultant Name
Unit – 1 Dr. Nimisha Pandya (In charge)
Dr. Kamana Gandhi
Unit – 2 Dr. Lalit Nainiwal (In charge)
Dr. Gautam V. Shah
Unit – 3 Dr. Divya Dave (In charge)
Dr. Putun Patel
  1. OPD hrs : 08:30 to 01:00 pm 03:00 to 05:00 pm

Special Clinics

Day Name of the Clinic Timings
Tuesday Cardiology 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Wednesday Well baby clinic and Immunization 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Hematology 3:30 pm to  5:00 pm
Thursday Nephrology 3:30 pm to  5:00 pm
Nutrition NRC Clinic
  Friday Child Guidance Clinic 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Gastroenterology Clinic
High Risk Clinic ( SNCU)


At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the normal growth and development during fetal life, neonatal period, childhood and adolescence and outline deviations thereof.
  2. Describe the common paediatric disorders and emergencies in terms of epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, rational therapy and rehabilitation.
  3. State age related requirements of calories, nutrients, fluids, drugs etc. in health and disease.
  4. Describe preventive strategies for common infectious disorders, malnutrition, genetic and metabolic disorders, poisonings, accidents and child abuse.
  5. Outline national programmes relating to child health including immunisation programmes.


At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Take a detailed pediatric history, conduct an appropriate physical examination of children including neonates, make clinical diagnosis, conduct common bedside investigative procedures, interpret common laboratory investigation results and plan and institute therapy.
  2. Take anthropometric measurements, resuscitate newborn infants at birth, prepare oral rehydration solution, perform tuberculin test, administer vaccines available under current national programs, perform venesection, start an intravenous saline and provide nasogastric feeding.
  3. Conduct diagnostic procedures such as lumbar puncture, liver and kidney biopsy, bone marrow aspiration, pleural tap and ascitic tap.
  4. Distinguish between normal newborn babies and those requiring special care and institute early care to all new born babies including care of preterm and low birth weight babies, provide correct guidance and counselling in breast feeding.
  5. Provide ambulatory care to all sick children, identify indications for specialized/inpatient care and ensure timely referral of those who require hospitalization.


The training in pediatrics should prepare the student to deliver preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services for care of children both in the community and at hospital as part of a team in an integrated form with other disciplines, e.g. Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Staff Details

1 Dr. Nimisha Pandya Prof. & Head 9825025550
2 Dr. Divya Dave Asso. Prof. 9879181808
3 Dr. Lalit Nainiwal Assit. Prof. 9925491681
4 Dr. Ritesh Parmar Assit. Prof. 9727771189
5 Dr. Gautam V. Shah Assit. Prof. 9725227979
6 Dr. Kamana Gandhi Assit. Prof. 9920884850
7 Dr. Putun Patel Assit. Prof. 9426348744
(Annexure – 1)
  • (Total 100 Lectures) UG Clinics – Morning Posting 08:30 to 11:30am
  • History Taking – 08:30 to 09:30
  • Resident Teaching – 09:30 to 10:30
  • Consultant Teaching – 10:30 to 11:30
  • UG Teaching: Theory Lectures – Theory Lectures are conducted in 6th, 7th & 8th semester of MBBS teaching. (Annexure – 2)

The objectives to be fulfilled by the post graduate student at the end of the training program at our institute is knowledge acquisition and application, clinical skills proficiency, good communication skills, positive attitude and social responsibility towards patients, peers, seniors and community.


Schedule for 3 yrs of DNB Postgraduate Training Program

(3 Years posting in Pediatrics including 8 months posting in Neonatology.)

YearNeonatology (months)General Pediatrics (months)
1st Year48
2nd & 3rd Year420

In addition to regular bedside teaching during indoor patient rounds and OMP/mini CEX n outdoor patient department,

A weekly schedule for teaching is as follows:

  1. Case Presentation
  2. Seminars

(Involving basic sciences and allied subjects as depending on the subject)

  1. Consultant lecturers: covering theory syllabus + Guest lecture

  • Received appreciation for Management of Breast Feeding and ORS Week.
  • Participation in school health Program , medical camps.
  • All Faculties are state level trainers for FIMNCI, FBNC, EMBC and NRP.
  • Faculties are involved in Continuous training of medical Officers, Nurses, Health workers.

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Contact Info

Emergency Cases

1 123 456 7890


1st Avenue, New York, NY 10160, USA


+1 910-626-85266


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