The Department of Pediatrics was started in the year 2005. The first batch of Students joined the department in the year 2006.The department which has 80 beds caters to a large rural population from mainly Theni and cumbum valley which also spreads to the surrounding Dindigul and Madurai District in the east and to nearby District in Kerela state in the west.
The department has a dedicated level III NICU with all tertiary care faculties.
The department also has a well equipped PICU.
It is also a CEMONC nodal training centre.
Professors - 2
Associate professor - 1
Senior Assistant Professors - 3
Assistant Professor - 1
Senior Residents -2
Regular theory classes and clinical demonstrations are conducted for MBBS Students
Symposiums for MBBS students.
Adolescent training Programme for pre—final UG Students and Nursing ‘
IMNCI training for UG Students
CME's CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT:
CME on ADD
CME on Pediatric Radiology
CME on Polio surveillance
PRIZES AND AWARD IN STITUED:
Gold medal exam conducted every year for final Year UG Students.
No of units: Two
OP Days & Timings: All days in the week , 7:30 Am to 12:00 pm
1st Unit -
Sunday - On Rotation basis
Bed Strength - 80 Beds
Monday — Nephrology
Tuesday — Child Guidance clinic
Wednesday — Neurology
Thursday — Cardiology
Friday — well baby Clinic
Saturday — Adolescent health