1. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT:
1.1: FREE SURGICAL CAMP:
The Concluding Function for the “Free Surgical Camp for poor children” was held on 19th April 2019 at our Auditorium. The function was presided over by our Chairman, Dr. A.C. Muthiah, while Mr. N. Ram, Chairman, The HINDU Group of Publications was the Chief Guest. Mr. N. Ram gave away Mementoes to the major Donors “Sahachari Foundation” and “United Educational Foundation”, who donated Rs. 30 lakhs each for the above camp. In addition, Mementoes were also presented to all the Contributors, who have made the Camp successful.
In all, 47 children underwent surgery in the Free Surgery Camp at a total cost of Rs. 71.60 lakhs. The parents of some of the children narrated their experience and profusely thanked our Hospital for the timely help. Mrs. Devaki Muthiah, Managing Trustee, MAC Medical Foundation presented gifts to all the children who underwent surgery.
1.2: ENHANCEMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY SERVICES: In line with the MOU signed with Rajan Eye Care Hospital Pvt. Ltd. (RECH) on 11TH April 2019, we have commenced extended Ophthalmology Services BY RECH in OPD, as detailed below:
All days except Sundays -4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursdays – 9 a.m – 7 p.m.
Rajan Eye Care will send their own Ophthalmologist and Optometrist during the above timings.
In continuation to the above, we are planning to start an ‘OPTICAL SHOP’ at our Hospital, which will be organized and managed by RECH.
1.3: CME: Dr. MSR Memorial Endowment CME on “PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES” was conducted on 28th April 2019 at G.R.T. Convention Centre. Dr. R. Kanthimathi, Member Secretary, Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu was the Chief Guest. The CME was attended by 150 participants from different parts of the State. Prior to this CME, OSCE PG Training Programme was conducted at our Auditorium on 26th & 27th April 2019.
2: RESEARCH DEPT:
2.1: SAC MEETING: The Third Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting of CTMRF & KKCTH was conducted on 22nd April 2019 and the Thesis proposal were discussed and approved after thorough appraisal.
2.2: ETHICS COMMITTEE MEETING: The 11th KKCTH – CTMRF Ethics Committee Meeting was held on 25th April 2019 under the Chairmanship of Justice (Retd.) Dr. A.R. Lakshmanan. Several Thesis and Proposals were presented to the Committee for approval. During this meeting, Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal made a presentation requesting us to include their DNB PG Thesis to be reviewed by our Committee. After discussions, our Ethics Committee has approved their proposal.
2.3: RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Initiation of study sample collection and testing for study entitled “Comparative evaluation of the diagnositc accuracy of dengu NSI ELISA, IgM, PCR and a newly designed LAMP (loop mediated amplification test): A study from a “Pediatric Teaching Hospital in Chennai”- Funded by CTMRF, The Principal Investigator (PI) is Dr.S.Balasubramanian, Medical Director.
Approval of CTMRF funding for study entitled “Correlation of serum lactate levels, Perfusion index and Pleth variability index with invasive BP in late preterm and term infants with shock in level III NICU: a prospective observational study – Study by PI- Dr.Chandrakumar, HOD (NICU)
Review on “ Non Typeable Haemophilus influenza- under progress
The Civil, Electrical, HVAC and Medical Gas Connection works relating to PICU Renovation is progress. All the Renovation works are expected to be completed by end of June 2019.
4.1: NABH ACCREDITATION: Periodical reviews are being conducted in all the areas in the Hospital to ensure that the practices are in line with the NABH requirements. We are also analyzing the Quality Indicator status from time to time. In line with the requirement of NABH Secretariat, we have submitted the Quality Indicator Statement for the period January to March 2019. As informed earlier, the NABH Accreditation is valid till 23rd Feb. 2022.
4.2: NABL ACCREDITATION: We continue to check the levels of compliance of NABL Standards in all our Laboratories at regular intervals through internal quality Audits and review meetings. The NABL Accreditation is valid till 11th August 2020.
4.3: NURSING EXECLLENCE: Periodical internal audits are being conducted by the Nursing dept. to ensure the compliance levels of NABH Nursing Certification which is valid till 6th Dec. 2020
4.4: ISO 9001:2015: Even though the Accreditation is valid till 16th April 2021, we are checking the levels of compliance with reference to the standards at periodical intervals.
Event Last month…
1.1: FREE SURGICAL CAMP: A Free Surgical Camp for Poor children was inaugurated at our Hospital by Dr. M.B. Nirmal, Founder, Exnora International on 21st Feb. 2019. This Camp aims at providing Free Surgeries for poor children (To be screened and selected by Ekam Foundation, an independent NGO, based on the economic status of the patients) in General Pediatrics and in various specialties such as Cardio Thoracic, Ortho, Neuro & Oncology. This Camp will be conducted for a period of four weeks, during which, the cost of Surgery, Hospitalisation, Medicines, Consumables and Food will be borne by the Hospital without any cost to the patient as well as to their parents.
This Camp being conducted at a cost of Rs. 75 lakhs was co-sponsored by Donations from Sahachari Foundation, Mumbai (Rs. 30 lakhs) and United Educational Foundation, Chennai (Rs. 30 lakhs). The balance cost would be borne by the Hospital out of the budget earmarked towards Free / Concessional treatment.
As at 28th Feb. 2019, 20 poor patients have undergone the Free Surgery.
1.2: PALLIATIVE CARE & COUNSELLING:
We have entered into an MOU with “Golden Butterflies Children’s Palliative Care Foundation” (GBCPCF) to provide the following services at our Hospital, at Free of Cost on every Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Support the chronic / terminally ill children and their families for counseling and when possible financial support for investigation / Medication.
Counselling (Emotional Support) of patients and their care-takers at their homes.
Workshops and Training of Volunteers / Social Workers in counseling skills
It is proposed to start the Clinic on 5th March 2019.
A Certificate Course in “Pediatric Pulmonology and Flexible Bronchoscopy” Workshop was conducted under the aegis of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) and our Hospital, from 25th Feb. to 3rd March 2019. Nearly 36 delegates from various parts of India have participated in the program.
The 1st PEP Talk (Post Graduate Education Program) organised by Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Chennai City Branch, has discussed a topic on Pediatric in Review – Urinary Tract Infection – A panel Discussion and the panelists were Dr. S. Balasubramanian, Dr. Janani Sankar, Dr. V.K. Sairam and Dr. Balagopal, this was conducted at our Hospital Auditorium on 16th February 2019. Around 100 delegates attended the program.
A CME on Dermatology was conducted at our Hospital on 24th Feb 2019 by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), CCB.
1.5: FAT EXAMS:
Formative Assessment Exams (FAT) for the following group of Post Graduates were conducted at our Hospital Auditorium
DNB Neonatology on 5th Feb. 2019
Fellows in PICU on 6th Feb. 2019
DNB Post Graduate in Pediatrics on 15th Feb. 2019
1.6: 24 X 7 CLINIC AT SRICITY:
It is proposed to extend the present 3 days a week Pediatric Clinic at SRICITY to a 24×7 Clinic, by employing our DNB PG students, who will stay at SRICITY for a week by Rotation. This arrangement will come into effect from the first week of March 2019.
Hot Topics in Pediatric Gastroenterology
CME to be conducted on Sunday 23rd september at Hotel Savera.
BROCHURE & REG FORM
Pediatric airway CME
KANCHI KAMAKOTI CHILDS TRUST HOSPITAL ORGANIZES
DR.M.S.RAMAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL INTENSIVE CLINICAL AND OSCE TRAINING
PROGRAM FOR PEDIATRIC POST GRADUATES
On April 27th ,28th & 29th 2018 [ FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY]at
Hotel Quality Inn Sabari Convention Centre
Interactive Clinical Case discussions Focussed OSCE Discussions
Pediatric airway CME
We are organizing a Pediatric airway CME ‘Airway team -the concept’ on 29 th of March 2018 headed by Dr Sandu Kishore from Lausanne, Switzerland. We are planning to do some Live airway endoscopies and live Surgeries. Kindly make use of it and register as early as possible.
Recently Held Events:
Intensive PG examination teaching program:
45 days intensive PG teaching classes were conducted in KKCTH which was attended by over 45 candidates who are preparing for DNB paediatrics final examination. The course was found to be useful for everyone.
CME on Fever
CME on Fever was held successfully at Benz Park hotel on 15 October 2017. It was attended by over 150 delegates who appreciated the topics and discussion.
MRCPCH clinical course and Mock exam was conducted at KKCTH on June 2,3 and 4. This 2 days of intensive course and 1 day of mock exam was to prepare candidates for taking the MRCPCH clnical exam. The course was appreciated by the students and we have received good feedback.
Outreach Programme KKCTH conducted as IAP activity
Pediatric Pulmonology conference was held in KKCTH 24 April to 30th April 2017. Faculty from all over the country took classes on Bronchoscopy and other topics. The course was appreciated by all delegates.
We conducted our first ever Pediatric Pathology CME in our hospital 21st December 2016.- Dr Thulasi Raman
Consultant pathologist, KKCTH.
For Registrations Contact : Dr Thulasi Raman, Consultant pathologist, KKCTH.
ICU Super-Heros Day: On 22-10-2016
Children who recovered after serious illnesses were invited to the hospital for a celebration of their endurance and courage.
There was a magic show and other activities.
Children are the future of any society. The first dedicated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in the private sector in Chennai was started at The CHILDS Trust Hospital in 1991. Over the years it has grown to 17 beds and will soon be expanded to 21 beds.
This is a multidisciplinary PICU that caters to children who are seriously ill due to any cause, such as severe infections, asthma, diabetes, head injuries, cancer, seizures etc.. Thousands of children have been treated in this unit, which caters to all segments of society from Chennai and the neighboring areas. The unit also started the first formal training program in Pediatric Intensive Care in Chennai. It undertakes long distance transport of critically ill children using a mobile PICU.
We celebrated an “Intensive Care Superheroes Day” in order to honor and felicitate the children who have braved life-threatening illnesses and are now doing well.
Times of India- 23 OCT 2016.
SBI Mutual Fund Donation (8/10/2016)
DONATION OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT BY SBI MUTUAL FUND
SBI Mutual Fund donated the following Medical Equipments to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of the Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital (KKCTH), Chennai, at a total cost of Rs. 44 lakhs, as a part of their CSR Activities.
- Blanketrol Cooling Blanket – used for preventing an increase in body temperature in children with brain injury, such as after cardiac arrest, head injury, brain infections or severe brain swelling
- General Electric Bedside Ultrasound machine – used to perform point of care ultrasound tests in seriously ill children
- Philips Multiparameter monitor – used to monitor the vital parameters of seriously ill children in the ICU
Mrs. Anuradha Rao, Managing Director & CEO of SBI Mutual Fund and Mr. P. Venkatesh, Zonal Head – South, formally handed over the above equipment to the Hospital Authorities. Mr. S. Chandramohan, CEO of the Hospital, spoke about the hospital activities and future plans to meet growing challenges. Prof. K. Mathangi Ramakrishnan, Chairperson of The CHILDS Trust Medical Research Foundation (CTMRF) spoke about the research initiatives undertaken by the Research Foundation. Dr. Ramachandran, Medical Director spoke about the Pediatric ICU and the utilization of the donated equipment at the function, specifying that patients would not be charged any fee for using these equipment. All the three speakers profusely thanked SBI Mutual Fund for their donation. Mrs. Anuradha Rao spoke about the CSR activities of SBI Mutual Fund and appreciated the Hospital for providing excellent health care for children at affordable cost. She also commended the Hospital for providing free treatment for poor children with serious illnesses including cancer.
Rose Day Celebrations: ON 22 September 2016: in our hospital. (click for details- External link)