OVERVIEW - Why Pediatric Department at RLJH?

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.


To be one of the best academic centers of Paediatrics


To impart knowledge , skills and competencies in child health care to graduate and postgraduate students

  • NICU
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Procedures
Facilities and Services
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
High Dependency Newborn Unit
Sick Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Paediatric Wards
Neonatal Services

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

It is 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—
- Provides sustained life support and comprehensive care for infants <32wk and <1500 g, and all critically ill infants,
- Provides a full range of respiratory support which may include conventional ventilation,
- Provides prompt and on-site access to a full range of pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical specialists, and pediatric anesthesiologists on-site or at a closely related institution,
- Has capability to perform advanced imaging with interpretation on an urgent basis, including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and echocardiography.
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 High Dependency Newborn Unit

The High Dependency Newborn Unit cares for those infants who do not require acute intensive care. It is a primary care unit designed to care for healthy infants born to both low and high-risk mothers and infants who no longer require intensive care, but are not ready for discharge.

The Sick Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Sick Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nursery caters to all neonates transferred from other hospitals of the district.

The pediatric Intensive Care Unit

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

Three Paediatric Wards comprising of 25 beds each, taken care of by 3 teams headed by a senior consultant.

Unit 1
Sl. No Name Designation OPD Days
1 Dr. Sudha Reddy Professor and HoD Monday, Thursday
2. Dr. K N V Prasad Professor and Registrar Monday, Thursday
3. Dr.James Daniel Assistant Professor Monday, Thursday
4. Dr. Shivaraja Anand Assistant Professor Monday, Thursday
5. Dr.Manasa U Shetty Assistant Professor Monday, Thursday
6. Dr.B Naveen Kumar Senior Resident Monday, Thursday
Unit 2
Sl No Name Designation OPD Days
1. Dr. Beere Gowda Y C Professor Tuesday Friday
2. Dr. Narendra R R Assistant Professor Tuesday Friday
3 Dr. Ramanjaneya G Assistant Professor Tuesday Friday
4. Dr. Mohammed Yasar Senior Resident Tuesday Friday
5. Dr. Lavanya R A Senior Resident Tuesday Friday
Unit 3
Sl No Name Designation OPD Days
1 Dr. Krishnappa J Professor  Wednesday, Saturday
2 Dr. Bhanuchand P Assistant Professor Wednesday, Saturday
3 Dr Yellappa Gowda Assistant Professor Wednesday, Saturday
4 Dr. Srikanth C Assistant Professor Wednesday, Saturday
5 Dr. Sri Raksha S Senior Resident Wednesday, Saturday
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.

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.

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.

Children’s Day Celebrationy

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.

What is preventive care?
Preventive care in a pediatric setting is comprised mainly of three parts:
- Regular visits to a Pediatrician to assess the growth and development of the child
- Being up-to-date on recommended vaccines for Children
- Parents being aware of the basics of a child’s health, growth and development milestones and participate actively in the child’s health and well being
Till what age should I breastfeed my baby?
Ideally, the infants should be exclusively breastfed for 6 months. During Complementary feeding to be started at 6 months of age and breastfeeding to be continued up to the minimum age of 2 years.
How do I know my baby is getting enough breast milk?
The vast majority of women — about 95% — make enough milk if they receive early support because milk supply is established in the first 3 to 4 weeks. Most babies only need between 50 – 60ml of milk in the early months. What makes it tricky is that a fussy baby isn’t always hungry, but most babies like to suck and will suck as long as you let them. That doesn’t mean that they need or even necessarily want to eat, and it is possible to get sore nipples and even overfeed.
Some babies tend to fall asleep during nursing. Tickling or holding their hand during a feeding session can keep them on task. Getting a weight check can be reassuring if there are doubts about intake.
Do you provide vaccinations?
Yes, we provide all age-appropriate vaccinations for children. This includes those vaccines included in the National immunization schedule and the optional vaccines.
Are vaccines safe, I have heard some people suggest otherwise?
Yes, they are safe; Vaccines are one of the most notable success stories in medical science over the last century. They are administered to improve the immunity of the baby to fight against diseases and also decrease the severity of complications in case the child acquires vaccine-preventable infections.
Vaccine safety is also researched regularly, and the vaccine schedule is reevaluated year after year by the nation’s top disease experts and doctors.