Goals & objectives:

  1. To provide highest quality of care and cost – effective treatment to all patients.
  2. To prepare competent under-graduate and post- graduate doctors who shall have mastered most of the skills, pertaining to the pediatrics, required to practice at all levels of the health care delivery system.
  3. To recognize the health needs of the community, and carry out professional obligations ethically and in keeping with the objectives of the national health policy through patient education and participation in various national health programmes in the community.
  4. To contribute towards scientific research and development.
  5. To provide basic skills to medical and paramedical professionals.
  6. The ultimate aim is to provide best child care through intact survival and thus to reduce NMR, IMR, & under 5 mortality.

 

Message from Head of Department, Pediatrics:

I, Dr K M Mehariya, HOD Pediatric Department have immense pleasure to mention the greater heights attained by our department of B J Medical College existing since more than 50 years. It is the largest tertiary referral centre for critical care of children not only of Gujarat State but also of M.P., U.P. and Rajasthan including other medical colleges.

We have well equipped 100 bedded NICU – largest in the India with very good outcome and intact survival, for that the department has been awarded prize from the state government in 2012. This honour was due to provision of round the clock services through enthusiastic and experienced faculties and hard working resident doctors and sincere nursing staff.

Apart from huge clinical work, more than 70,000 OPD and 10,000 admissions annually, we have very good academic sessions including organization of state level conferences and CME’s, active participation in national and international conferences. We celebrate World Breast Feeding week, Newborn week, ORS week, children day and nutritional rehabilitation programme for public awareness for better child health

With the help and guidance of our Dean, Dr Bharat Shah and Medical superintendent, Dr M M Prabhakar we are able to run 7 super-speciality clinics, EEG lab, ROP detection, research (I have taken “ROTA virus Surviellance Research Project” from ICMR – in association with NIV, Pune – a 4 years study which will have results for ROTA virus vaccine for children in our country) and providing complete curative, promotive and preventive services to the children aiming at reducing NMR, IMR and Under-5 mortalitythrough provision of total free services, even to the children with heart diseases, renal diseases as well as malignancies.

I myself and my team will have sincere efforts to make the special recognition of this department and NICU at national and international level and crediting our respected institute B J Medical College, Ahmedabad.

Facilities:

  • The Pediatric department has a total bed strength of 180 beds which includes a 10 bedded PICU. We have 100 bedded NICU.
  • Latest equipments in the form of ventilators, CPAP, phototherapy units, etc are available.
  • The pediatric department also runs various pediatric specialty clinics.
  • Referral facilities to various pediatric superspecialities like Pediatric Neurology, Surgery, Hemato-oncology, Nephrology, Cardiology etc is available.
  • To provide medicines & treatment to patients free of cost under various national and state health programmes like School Health Programme, JSSK, Bal Nirogi Yojana, Rogi Kalyan Samiti, Nutritional Rehabilitation Programme, Khilkhilat Initiative etc
  • Immunization to all indoor and outdoor patients free of cost including Pentavalent vaccine.
  • Iron chelators are provided to all thalassemics under school health programme.

 

Subject Curriculum: As per MCI regulations and Gujarat University rules.

Examination pattern: As per MCI regulations and Gujarat University rules.

 

Teaching Staff Information:

Professor

  • Dr. K M Mehariya
  • Dr. Neelam Raval
  • Dr. Bela H Shah
  • Dr. Gargi H Pathak

Associate Professor

  • Dr. B J Parmar

Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Ekta Dalal
  • Dr. Sucheta Munshi
  • Dr. Anuya Chauhan
  • Dr. Nisha Prajapati
  • Dr. Charul Purani
  • Dr. Darshan Doctor

 

Non-teaching staff Information:

Clinical:-

Sr. No.

Name

Designation

1.

Dr. G. K. Vankar

Child Psychologist (Psychiatry Department)

2.

Dr. Darshana Naik

Consultant Paediatric Neurophysician

3.

Dr. Siddharth Shah

Consultant Paediatric Neurophysician

4.

Dr. Nitish Vora

Consultant Paediatric Neurophysician

5.

Dr. Sanjeev Mehta

Consultant Paediatric Neurophysician

 

Non- Clinical:-

Sr.No.

Name

Designation

1.

Mr. Amit Darji

HIV Counsellor

2.

Mrs. Tejal Jadav

Nutritionist

3.

Mr. Vijaybhai Parekh

Statistical Analyst (Record Clerk)

4.

Mrs. Rajkumar Tomar

Clerk

5.

Mrs. Minaxi Dalvi

Peon

 

OPD Day & Emergency Day:

OPD days & emergency days

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

Dr Neelam Raval

Dr K M Mehariya

Dr Bela Shah

Dr Gargi Pathak

Dr K M Mehariya

Dr B J Parmar

 


SPECIALITY CLINICS

 

Sr.

Name of Clinic

Faculty

Days

Remarks

Venue

1.

Thalassemia Clinic

          Dr. K.M. Mehariya

          Dr. Sucheta Munshi

          Dr. Darshan Doctor

Tuesday & Thursday

Iron chelators and blood transfusion is given free of cost

Paediatric

OPD

2.

AFHS Clinic

          Dr. K.M. Mehariya

          Dr. Ekta Dalal

Monday to Saturday

Free drug access

Paediatric

OPD

3.

Epilepsy Clinic

          Dr. Gargi H. Pathak

          Dr. Anuya Chauhan

          Dr. Darshana Naik

Tuesday

Free anti epileptics are available

Paediatric OPD

4.

Asthma Clinic

          Dr. Neelam Raval

          Dr. Darshan Doctor

Tuesday

Free pulmunory function tests & MDI inhalers are available

Paediatric OPD

5.

Well baby Newborn Clinic

          Dr. K.M. Mehariya

          Dr. Nisha Prajapati

Wednesday

Free routine & optional Vaccines are available

Paediatric OPD

6.

High Risk Newborn Clinic

          Dr. K.M. Mehariya

          Dr. Ekta Dalal

          Dr. Charul Purani

Wednesday

Free routine & optional Vaccines are available

Free investigations

Paediatric OPD

7.

Nephrology Clinic

          Dr. Bharat Parmar

Thursday

Free drug access

Paediatric OPD

 

8.

 

HIV Clinic

          Dr. Bela Shah

Wednesday

Free ART is available

ART Centre