The concept and vision of advance pediatric centre was based on the
objective that it should provide not only high quality state of the art
specialized Pediatric care to children affected by serious diseases, but
also provide models of community based health services to the rural
poor. This apex multi specialty institute is one of its kind in the
A 300 bedded Advanced Pediatric Centre
sanctioned exclusively for the care of children has been setup with the
1. To provide high quality
treatment for complex and serious diseases affecting children.
2. To train pediatricians in
super specialties of pediatrics.
3. To conduct research in
diseases and problems prevalent in developing countries of tropical region.
4. To establish models of
delivery of health care in the community and to work for and support the
national programmes related to child survival in the community.
It has department of
pediatrics with its specialties and department of pediatric surgery as its
main constituents. There are specialties of Neonatology, Allergy & Clinical
immunology, Pediatics Intensive cure, Pediatric Pulmonology, Haematology and
Oncology, Neuro Development unit, Clinical Genetics, Physical anthropology,
Child psychology and Community Pediatrics.
Service & Research
Laboratories: Routine haematology, micro chemistry and radiology are
available in the APC. Many laboratories like genetics, allergy and clinical
immunology and haematology are existing. The centre also has facility for
lung function testing and bronchoscopy. Many specialised services are being
provided. More than 5000 blood transfusions are given to children with
thalassemia with the help of thalassemic children welfare association, a
voluntary organization run by parents of thalassemic children.