Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology


  1. Head of Deptt. : Dr. Anand Agarwal
  2. Specialists:   Dr. Amita Tyagi,Dr., Surender  Singh Bisht, Dr. Sandeep Duggal (NRHM),Dr. A.P.Azad, Dr. A.K. Saini
  3. GDMOs :  Dr. Jaswant Singh, Dr. D. K. Jha, Dr. Ekta Prajapati, Dr. Rekha Dhuniyal, Dr. Ankita Tyagi

       The department has following major work areas:

  1. Out- Patient Facility: Out patient facility  is at 3rd floor of OPD block  patients seen in more patient-friendly way. It has its own registration and pharmacy counter thereby enabling mothers to quickly get their children examined and collect the drugs prescribed & go home.
  2. Two pediatric wards  No. 4+5
  3. Level II nursery for neonatal care.
  4.  Post-natal ward where all newborn babies, are kept with their mothers and immunized at birth. Mothers are encouraged and supervised to breastfeed their babies
  5. Labour room: round the clock neonatal resuscitation services are provided in labor room to all high-risk deliveries. Sick newborns are stabilized till the time they can be shifted to the mother side in postnatal ward or transferred to nursery for ongoing treatment.
  6. Whenever sick children more than 1 year of age require intensive monitoring and treatment, HDU facility, is utilized. Pediatricians contribute to care through ongoing consultations, observations and interaction with the team attending to the patient.  Subsequent step down care is ensured in pediatric ward to those children discharged from HDU to Ward.
  7. Emergency care is given to patients reporting to the hospital in Casualty 24x 7.  Sick children are kept for observation and appropriately treated and managed by E.M.O. (Pediatrics) under supervision of a specialist.
  8. Thalassemia Day Care Center: Thalassemia children are regularly admitted for regular blood transfusion & all facilities are  provided to them. Total 25 Thalassemia children are registered  for regular Blood transfusion. This service is being provided with active support and supervision of Transfusion Medicine Officer. Active and continuous support from National Thalassemia Welfare Society  is also quite beneficial in better care of these children.

Total Patients admitted under pediatrics department in 2017 were 8508. Out of these 6164were newborns.

NICU has 20 beds including step down Nursery.

The department, besides conducting regular OPD and IPD services offers Well Baby Clinic daily, oversees immunization program and actively participates in Pulse Polio Program.

Other facilities the Nutritional Rehabilitation center  (NRC) and High risk follow-up clinic & early

intervention clinic  in pediatric OPD added new patients with satisfying results.

Nutritional Rehabilitation & Counseling ( NRC) Centre: - Anthropometry of all children attending OPD is done and appropriate nutritional advice is given. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) cases that are picked up in OPD or IYCF centers are treated as per the SAM protocol.  Provision of staff, including a nutritionist, through NRHM has helped to streamline the management.

High risk follow-up clinic & early intervention clinic:- High risk follow-up clinic & early intervention clinic is held on Friday in which children with developmental delay or at high risk for developmental delay like birth asphyxia, prematurity & hyperbilirubinemia are followed up. Early intervention including developmental stimulation helps these children to reach their full potential.

Well Baby Clinic:

Well baby clinic is held on every day where babies are immunized. Preventive and promotional aspects in the newborn care are stressed upon.


Special care is given to preventive aspect of all vaccine preventable diseases by offering vaccination in Pediatric OPD as per Immunization program of Delhi Govt.

All newborns in PNC ward  delivered in the hospital are given BCG, 0 dose of OPV and Hepatitis B 1st dose before discharge as per the recommendation.

Pediatric Asthma Clinic:

This year Pediatric Asthma Clinic registered around 150 new patients with total 600 patients attending follow- up clinic on every Thursday. Regular patient and family education is also provided. The hospital could provide most of the inhalers, spacer devices and baby masks. This has greatly improved the compliance and prevented repeated relapses.

Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Centre: - IYCF centre to promote breast feeding is functioning in the hospital. Mother in the OPD & Post Natal Ward are counseled & supported to breast feeding their babies. Mothers of children under 5 years are also advised regarding healthy feeding practices to reduce malnutrition. Healthy feeding practices are further promoted by imparting health education through audio visual aids in the PNC & OPD areas. Provision of manpower and funds through NRHM has helped in improving these services.

A.F.P. Surveillance:

All case of suspected AFP, were admitted in the pediatric ward and reported.  As per the protocol, stool samples were sent to N.I.C.D of all AFP cases

   Active participation in pulse polio immunization: Medical and Para-medical staff actively participated in the campaign on all NID days as well as in house-to-house immunization.  A center for immunization is regularly set up in SDNH on NIDs.

Some of the MIS and IEC activities are:

1. Regular Peri-natal mortality meeting and Death Review Meetings are conducted to discuss ways to improve patient care in the hospital.

  1. ORS week was celebrated in May 2014 with usual enthusiasm with public lecture on ORS and its benefits. General public was educated about ORS benefits and its importance in preventing diarrheal deaths.
  2. World Breastfeeding week was celebrated from 1st to 15th August 2014. Public health lectures on benefits of breastfeeding were taken by pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology doctor’s in their OPD’s and wards.

   Medical Education :-

  The department of pediatric suns DNB (pediatrics) teaching Programme which there are 3 primary + 3 secondary seats. At present there are 18 students perusing DNB (pediatric) course in the department. The department thus suns regular teaching activities + research oriented activities. The department has started NNF fellowship in Neonatal care doctors + nurses in the present academic year 2 doctors and 4 nurses have been selected to be post of the fellowship. 

Public Lectures:

                 Public lectures were organized in Pediatrics Dept. regarding:-

  • Pulse polio
  • Immunization
  • Water Born diseases.
  • Nutrition
  • Oral Rehydration Solution
  • Hygiene & Prevention of diseases

Talks in simple language are given by the doctors of the department to patients waiting in the OPD area. These are two way interactive talks, where patients are encouraged to ask questions which are very educative for the patients.

S.No Name of Doctor Designation Phone (Hosp.) / Ext
1. Dr. Anand Agarwal Senior Specialist 22581031 Extn 268
2. Dr. Amita Tyagi Senior Specialist 22581031 Extn 238
3 Dr. Surinder Singh Bisht Senior Specialist 22581031 Extn 238
4 Dr. Anil Kumar Saini Senior Specialist 22581031 Extn 238
5 Dr. Adarsh Priya Azad Senior Specialist 22581031 Extn 238
6 Dr. Jaswant Singh Chief Medical Officer 22581031
7 Dr. Swarn Pratap Singh GDMO 22581031
8 Dr. Sandeep Duggal Specialist 22581031
9 Dr. Ankita Tyagi GDMO 22581031
10 Dr. D K Jha CMO 22581031
11 Dr. Ekta Prajapati CMO 22581031
12 Dr. Rekha Duniyal CMO 22581031


Medical Superintendent

Dr. Rajni Khedwal

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"Health For All"

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