The Department is headed by Dr Jagannath Mohapatra. The other faculty members are Dr Aparna Chakravarty (Associate Professor), Dr. Nidhi Bedi (Associate Professor) and Dr Afreen Khan (Assistant Professor)
Department of Paediatrics was started with inception of HIMSR in 2012 with 30 Beds in Paediatrics ward and level 2 NICU. The faculty and infrastructure developed over next 8 years and currently the department has 60 beds in Paediatrics Wards, 5 Beds in PICU and 10 bedded level 3 NICU with capacity to cater all type of patients. The department has 2 ventilators, CPAP, phototherapy units, defibrillator, syringe pumps, infusion pumps, multi multiparameter monitors and all gadgets required for a state of the art modern hospital. The department is also running speciality clinics such as Immunization clinic, well baby clinic and Neonatal follow up clinics.
The department is also involved in research activities. It’s a part of the Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Immunogenicity, Safety and Tolerability of Serum Institute of India’s 10valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PNEUMOSIL ®) in Healthy Indian Infants. It is also part of an open label, randomized, active controlled, multi-centric Phase II/III study in Indian toddlers and infants to assess the immunogenicity and safety of SIIPL HEXASIIL™ (DTwP- HepB-IPV-Hib) Vaccine in comparison with SIIPL PENTAVAC (DTwP-HepB-Hib) + Poliovac (IPV) vaccines, administered as separate injections (SII-wHEXA-IN/02).
As a teaching department it is now an institute for Post graduate and undergraduate teaching. We have four PG students, this being the first year of post-graduation for the department, and 100 UG students. It has also been a Centre for zonal and divisional rounds of IAP Quiz. Apart from MBBS teaching, the department is actively engaged in teaching B.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc. Pediatric Nursing and M.Sc. Occupational Therapy (Pediatrics). The department holds regular seminars/ case presentations/ journal clubs of the faculty members and residents.