Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The department was established as part of Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Kolar in the year 1988. Our core values are accountability, enabling mentorship, child-friendliness, partnering, team spirit, and good governance.
In 1994 the RLJH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was the first to open its doors in Kolar to provide care for newborn babies. A rapidly developing area of medicine, the NICU specifically cares for newborn babies with complex medical conditions. In 2001 and 2014 saw further modernization of this specialty ICU, which has 3 dedicated neonatal care areas i.e. intramural neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), extramural neonatal unit(SNICU) & step down care area(HDUN).
It provides the best neonatal care at costs that are affordable. It has become a referral center in the state of Karnataka with a very large referral base of nearly 200 km around Kolar.
The Department of Pediatric aims to serve the children of Kolar and neighboring districts with at most care and responsibility. We are committed to best practices according to National and International guidelines.
The faculty and the nursing staff have years of experience in knowledge and practice of pediatric medicine, who are committed to delivering humane, family-centered, and child-friendly services to the sick and needy infants and children.
The NICU/SNICU/HDUN Nurseries are located on the first floor of the hospital building.
The NICU is a 16-bed unit.
The High Dependency Newborn Unit is a 15-bed unit.
The SNICU is a 10- bed unit
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the designated Level III (as per AAP 2012 guidelines) Regional Referral unit for newborn intensive care in the Kolar district of Karnataka. Our Level III sub-specialty—
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a primary care unit designed to care for those infants who are born prematurely, born to high-risk mothers, or born with a problem that is not conducive to normal growth and development, which requires complex medical and/or surgical intensive care.
The pediatric Intensive Care Unit is located on the first floor of the hospital building. It comprises 10 beds with state-of-the-art facilities managed by dedicated faculty members with a team of residents.
Three Paediatric Wards comprising of 25 beds each, taken care of by 3 teams headed by a senior consultant.
1. Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) Day Celebrations:
Department of Pediatrics celebrates ORS day, on 29th July every year by organizing programs in the form of lectures, demonstrations, street plays, etc.
2. Breast Feeding Awareness Week Activities:
Breastfeeding week celebrations are observed in the first week of August every year. Workshop on “Lactation Management” is conducted for students and nurses each year. Patient education is imparted in the form of lectures, demonstrations, skits, quizzes, etc.
3. National Girl Child day:
National girl child day is celebrated on Jan 24 every year. Programs are held promoting awareness about the rights of the girl child and the importance of girl education, health, and nutrition.
4. Children’s Day Celebration:
Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year. Fun and recreational activities are conducted for patients followed by prize distribution for the winners and runners-up.