PaediatricsApril 5, 2022 2023-11-10 9:36
Paediatrics is an important component of the Rai medical college curriculum as well as the provision of health care to people of adjacent areas. The paediatric department is a 60 bedded ward, consisting of a Paediatric high dependency unit, 1 general Paediatric ward, an isolation ward, an OPD block and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which provides health care facility to children up to 12 years of age and offers services to a large population of Sargodha and adjoining area.
About 35% of the total population of Pakistan is composed of the pediatric age group and is one of the countries where the burden of infectious diseases is very high resulting in high morbidity & mortality. Neonatal mortality rate (NMR), Infant mortality rate (IMR) & under-5 mortality rate in our country are also comparably high as compared to other countries in the region. Keeping these figures in mind, Pediatrics has been made an essential part of the undergraduate curriculum by PMDC. The Department of Pediatrics is one of the busiest departments of Rai Medical College with a very healthy OPD and a busy Indoor.
In our department, we have one professor, one associate professor, two assistant professors, one medical officer, and 4 house officers.
- We have 60 60-bed general pediatric indoor unit with two high-dependency beds equipped with monitoring facilities like cardiac monitors, pulse oximetry, and 24-hour oxygen supply.
- We have 15 15-bed neonatal intensive care unit equipped with cardiac monitors, pulse oximeters, incubators, phototherapy units, and neonatal ventilators.
- We have one isolation room for contagious diseases.
- We also have private rooms for our affording patients.
- We have a good diagnostic backup with laboratory, sonography, and X-ray setups available 24/7.
Our clinical demonstration room is fully equipped with an audio-visual system for our clinical teaching and demonstration of different procedures. We have tailored our timetable for 3rd year, 4th year and final year to utilize the facility for all three clinical classes. We have a structured teaching program with a well-defined time schedule and learning goals. Students are assessed during and at the end of ward rotation. Each student is required to prepare and presents 2 long cases and the batch has to prepare and present 4 Clinicopathological conference under the supervision of a senior faculty member during their rotation. Our department conducts basic life support (BLS) workshop with each batch where students learn and practice their skills on the fully automated mannequins.
Our department has been recognised by CPSP for FCPS-II training recently and we will induct students from 2024 for FCPS-II training.
Prof Dr Iftikhar Ahmed
Dr Sadaf Liaqat
Dr Muhammad Jawwad Haider
MBBS, MCPS, MRCP
Dr Muhammad Ayaz