Department of Pediatrics

 Faculty members of Department of Pediatrics, Jorhat Medical College

1.     Professor Pranabjit Biswanath. Head of Department.

2.     Dr. Narayan Chandra Sharma. Associate Professor.

3.     Dr. Manab Narayan Baruah. Assistant Professor.

4.     Dr. Dipangkar Hazarika. Assistant Professor

5.     Dr. Ananta Kumar Nath. Registrar

6.     Dr. Pankaj Pradeep Panyang. Registrar.

The department of pediatrics, JMCH is multifaceted tertiary care centre engaged in wide range of academic and patient care activities.

·       The department provides both outdoor and indoor facilities with 24 hours emergency services.

·       The department is one of the Nodal Centers for conducting the Facility Based Newborn Care training program in Assam.

·       It has two functional ICU- NICU (SCNU) and PICU.

·       Department is also running two very important ancillary services in the form of District Early Intervention Center (DEIC) and Nutritional Rehabilitation Center (NRC).

·       In fact, JMCH is the only medical college of Assam to have PICU, SCNU, DEIC and NRC.

Details of Professional services at a glance:

Neonatal services:

There is a Special Care Newborn Unit (SCNU) that caters to sick newborns born in the institute as well as referred from outside from birth to first 28 days of life. It has excellent track record with average neonatal mortality rate for the year 2011-16 is 20 per 1000 live births which is less than the national and state NMR of 27 per 100 live births.

Manpower positions in SCNU

Pediatrics specialist: Dr (Mrs) Swapnalee Baruah

Sister In-charge: Mrs. Konmai Saikia

Total number of sisters: 28

Supporting staff: 7

·       It is a 50 bedded level II neonatal ICU. It is a joint venture of UNICEF, NRHM and Govt. of Assam

·       It is duly certified and accredited by National Neonatology Forum (NNF) India.

·       It has 3 units- 30 bedded inborn, 10 bedded out born units and 10 bedded step down unit.

·       It is manned 24 hours by the in house physicians and nursing staff.

·       It is capable of providing critical intensive care support like central oxygen supply, CPAP and mechanical ventilation.

·       It provides services free of cost including phototherapy services.

·       Medicines and essential items are also provided free of cost.

Pediatrics intensive care unit

·       Department of pediatrics has a 10 (ten) bedded PICU, only PICU among medical colleges of Upper Assam.

·       It has facilities for central oxygen and mechanical ventilation for critically sick children.

·       Medicines and other consumables are provided free o cost through annual fund from NHM, Assam.

·       It has Arterial Blood Gas analysis machine, which helps to manage critically ill children.

Manpower positions in PICU

Sister In-charge: Mrs. Kashailya Gowalla

Total number of sisters: 14

Supporting staff: 7

District Early Intervention Center (DEIC)

·       DEIC was started in the department t of Pediatrics, JMCH from March, 2015 under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), JMCH being the only medical college of Assam to have such a center.

·       It is a multidisciplinary center under the same roof that offers a range of therapeutic services to children between 0-18 years of age covering 4 Ds. D- birth defect D- deficiencies D- diseases D- developmental delay and disabilities.

·       It provides services to patients of other districts like Majuli, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Karbi Anglong also.

·       At present the DEIC team comprise of Pediatrician, medical officer, manager, clinical psychologist, dental surgeon, physiotherapist.

·       The services are free of cost from investigations to treatment. At present the center is providing hearing aids free of cost to those children who are suffering from hearing impairment.

Nutritional Rehabilitation Center (NRC)

·       Nutritional Rehabilitation Center (NRC) was operationalised on 26th of April 2015. It’s a unique platform that provides comprehensive nutritional and medical support for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) children detected in the community.

·       All services including medicines, therapeutic diet and investigations are provided free of cost to the beneficiaries.

·       Mothers/caregivers are also trained on how to make nutritious diet from lost cost and freely available food items during the hospital stay.

·       Mothers/caregivers are also given wage compensation. The ASHA also gets incentive for successful completion of treatment.

Manpower positions in NRC

·       Dietician: Mr. Bhaskarjyoti  Gogoi

·       Total number of sisters: 4

·       Supporting staff: 3

Pediatrics Ward:

·       Te department has 60 bedded pediatrics ward.

·       It provides services to patients not only from Jorhat, but from other districts like Mauli, Golaghat and Sivasagar.

Manpower positions in Pediatrics Ward

·       Sister In charge: Mrs. Junali Chutia

·       Total number of sisters: 14

·       Supporting staff: 11

Out door facilities:

The department runs OPD services six days in a week. In the out door there are

1.     Vaccination clinic: All working days. It provides pentavalent vaccine, JE vaccine along with other routine vaccines.

2.     Well baby clinic: All working days

3.     High risk clinic: On every Thursday

4.     Asthma clinic: 1st and 3rd Monday of every month

5.     Thalassemia clinic: 2nd and 4th Friday of every month

6.     Renal clinic: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month

7.     Epilepsy and CNS clinic: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month

8.     Child rehabilitation clinic.

Scientific Publications published in indexed (national/international journals):

1.     Dr. M.N. Baruah

a.      Baruah MN. An approach to diagnosis pf skeletal dysplasia in children. Indian Journal of practical pediatric, vol 26(10).2016

b.     Baruah MN, Panyang PP. Morbidity & Mortality profile of newborns admitted to the special care newborn unit of a tertiary hospital of upper Assam, India- A three year study. Journal of Medical science and clinical research. Vol 4 (8).2016; 11689-11695.

c.      Panyang PP, Baruah MN. Clinical Profile of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Children with Special Reference to Japanese Encephalitis in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital of Upper Assam. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research/ Vol 04/Issue no : 10,  OCTOBER 2016, page 13171-13178.

2.     Dr. Dipankar Hazarika

a.      Hazarika D, Nath AK,Biswanath P,Borah A,Patir J. A Retrospective study on pattern of thalassemia and other haemoglobinopathies in pediatrics age group using high performance liquid chromatography in Jorhat District of North East India. J.Evolution Med. Dent.Sci.2016;5(56): 3818 – 3822.

b.     Nath AK ,Hazarika D. Profile of asphyxiated babies at neonatal intensive care unit in a tertiary care hospital, in North Eastern India. J.Evolution Med. Dent.Sci.2016;5(42):2707 – 2710.

c.      Doley R ,Pegu B, Hazarika D. Clinical study of eclampsia in a tertiary care hospital, Indian Journal of Science and Technology. 2016; 9 (29):1-5.

3.     Dr. Ananta Kr. Nath :

a.      Hazarika D, Nath AK,Biswanath P,Borah A,Patir J. A Retrospective study on pattern of thalassemia and other haemoglobinopathies in paediatrics age group using high performance liquid chromatography in Jorhat District of North East India. J.Evolution Med. Dent.Sci.2016;5(56): 3818 – 3822.

b.     Nath AK, Hazarika D. Profile of asphyxiated babies at neonatal intensive care unit in a tertiary care hospital, in North Eastern India. J.Evolution Med. Dent.Sci.2016;5(42):2707 – 2710

4.     Dr. Pankaj Pradeep Panyang  :

a.      Baruah MN, Panyang PP. Morbidity & Mortality profile of newborns admitted to the special care newborn unit of a tertiary hospital of upper Assam, India- A three year study. Journal of Medical science and clinical research. Vol 4 (8).2016; 11689-11695.

b.     Panyang PP, Baruah MN. Clinical Profile of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Children with Special Reference to Japanese Encephalitis in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital of Upper Assam. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research/ Vol 04/Issue no : 10,  OCTOBER 2016, page 13171-13178

Ongoing research work in the department:

1.     Dr. Pankaj Pradeep Panyang 

(A) Drug Resistance Profile study of enteric pathogens from children with Acute Diarrhea in Jorhat Assam.

(B) Profile of Neurocysticercosis in children attending a tertiary care Hospital of Upper Assam.

(C)  Clinical profile of status epilepticus in children in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Assam.

2.     Dr Manab Narayan Baruah.

a)     Profile of Neurocysticercosis in children attending a tertiary care Hospital of Upper Assam.

 

b)      Clinical profile of Status Epilepticus in children in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Assam.