Sun News Live Interview- Dr Bala Ramachandran- PICU Head- Regarding harmful effects of excessive doses of paracetamol in children- Broadcast on 11 september 2022.
JV medal Prize given to KKCTH PG Dr Sinduja. Prof VBR award to Dr Ashwini
Awards at TN state Conference held at Kodaikanal in August.
Best Thesis award to PG Dr Sandeep. Guide: Dr K G Ravikumar- Presented by National board of examinations.
Prime Minister MODI ji- interacting children who survived Cancer- organised by Ray of Light Foundation, India. https://www.rayoflightindia.org/
Dr Sandeep- KKCTH PG got the best online presentation award at PG clinics organised by TNSC.
Health camp for Children of Rotary Nagar– was organised by Rotary club of Madras- & Camp organised by YMCA of Madras- on 17 September 2022
City Hospitals record surge in number of children presenting with cough- The Hindu article published on 2, sep, 2022. https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/city-hospitals-record-surge-in-number-of-children-presenting-with-cough/article65841633.ece
Hindu Webinar- Wellness series – On safe surgery and anaesthesia for children
Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital and The Hindu will jointly present a webinar on ‘Safe surgery and anaesthesia for children’ on Saturday at 5 p.m.
The speakers include S. Ramesh, senior consultant and head, Paediatric Anaesthesia; N. Chandrakumar, senior consultant and head, Neonatology; and Priya Ramachandran, senior consultant and head, Paediatric Surgery,
Dr. Ramesh will speak on the hospital’s focus on the role and challenges of the paediatric anaesthesiologist in handling children of all age groups, to make the surgery safe and pain-free for children.
Dr. Chandrakumar, will delineate the role of the neonatologist in safe surgery in neonates. He will explain how the babies are prepared for surgery and care post-surgery.
Dr. Priya will talk about the major surgeries commonly done on children, addressing parents’ concerns and the concept of day care surgery. The webinar will be moderated by Soma Basu, senior deputy editor, The Hindu.
ALUMNI MEET – 26TH JUNE 2022
Our hospital has a total of 267 Alumni from the Peditaric Medicine Department.Alumni meet is usually held once a year.The last meet was held on 26th January 2020 at a resort in ECR.In 2021 we did not meet due to COVID Pandemic.
This year for the first time we had arranged the Alumni meet with support from our management. Our CEO, Mr.Chandramohan was keen to have the meeting in a place with good ambience and hence Madras Club was chosen with help from Dr.Lalitha Janakiraman who is a member of the club.
The meet was attended by former directors Dr.R.Shanmugasundaram ,Dr.B.R.Nammalwar and Dr.Andal.Dr.V.S.Sankaranarayanan,Dr.Prasad and Dr. Kesavan were the other seniors who attended the meeting.
A total of 90 alumni from all over India attended the meet. Dr.Ramesh and our CEO welcomed the alumni and the seniors.This was followed by release of the Alumni Album which is a compilation of photographs and names of all the Alumni from 1989 till date.
Former Directors and Senior teachers shared their memories with the hospital and wished the students and the hospital for a bright future.A few Alumni shared their nostalgic memories with the hospital and expressed the void felt after leaving the hospital.
Dr.Nammalwar and DR.RSS suggested that this meet should continue year after year and the alumni should be in touch with the institution and take part regularly in the meets held every year.
Group Photograph was taken and this was followed by sumptuous lunch. Overall it was a great meet to be remembered and cherished till the next meet. The feedback was excellent.
Life Saving Equipment Donation By Rotary Club of Chennai
The Rotary Club of Madras donated an infant ventilator worth ₹20 lakh to Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital on Saturday.
A press release quoted club president Mohan Raman as saying that the State government and the medical fraternity are thinking ahead to improve the critical infrastructure at hospitals. The club too decided to pitch in by donating a ventilator for the neo natal ICU. Several Rotarians, Rotary Clubs from the U.S., RI Dist 5230 and 5160 from California and NGOs like Global Uplift, headed by Prakash Peter Shah, supported the efforts, the release added.
Our hospital celebrated Nurses Day on 12th May 2022
Our department of laboratory services celebrated ” MEDICAL LAB PROFESSIONAL WEEK 2022″ from April 24.04.2022 to 30.04.2022
The Hindu Article on 24 April 2022 Regarding Inauguration of Mr CHITALE Auditorium.
KKCTH PALS course
Advanced Life support (ALS) course by Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) was conducted in KKCTH on April 22nd and 23rd 2022. 40 doctors participated in this event and it was well appreciated.
Newsweek April 2022.
Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital retains the position in the category ‘Worlds best hospitals 2022- Top Specialised’ as one of the top pediatric hospital.
Events for May 2021
3: SIGNIFICANT EVENTS / DEVELOPMENTS:
3.1: COVID TESTING & VACCINATION:
3.1.1: COVID_TESTING: Our CTMRF Molecular Laboratory continues to carry out Covid 19 RTPCR Testing at our Hospital and during May 2021, 143 samples were tested. The newly commissioned “TRUE LAB DUO REAL TIME MICRO PCR WORK STATION” (Donated by Cholamandalam Investments) to carry out Covid Tests at a rapid speed, got NABL Accreditation, followed by ICMR approval.
3.1.2: COVID VACCINATION CENTRE (CVC): Since the Government has stopped the supply of Vaccines from 1st May 2021, we have placed Order for supply of 1500 doses of Covishield, directly with the Manufacturer, M/s. Serum Institute, Pune. The supply is expected by 15th June 2021.
3.2: BMTU: The sixth BMTU patient, a 16 year old girl, diagnosed to have Thalassemia Major was admitted in May 2021 and underwent Stem Cell transfusion. Her treatment is being organized by the patient’s close relatives and friends.
3.3: RESEARCH PROJECT: A Research Project on Covid 19, was sanctioned by M/s. John Hopkins University, USA, with funding from National Institute of Health (NIH), USA. The Principal Investigator for the above Project, will be Dr. S. Balasubramanian, Medical Director.
3.4: CONCILIATION PROCEEDINGS: The Conciliation Proceedings posted for Hearing by the Assistant Commissioner of Labour on 27th May 2021, did not take place, on account of the total Lock Down, announced by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
3.5.1: NABH ACCREDITATION FOR HOSPITAL: After the Desktop Surveillance, NABH has continued the Accreditation to our Hospital till 23rd Feb. 2022.
3.5.2: ISO 9001: 2015: The new Certificate issued to our Hospital for Quality Management System under ISO 9001: 2015, is valid till 24th Jan . 2024.
3.5.3: NURSING EXCELLENCE: Based on the recommendation of the Primary Assessor for extension of the ‘Nursing Excellence’ Certification, to our Hospital, we are awaiting the Certificate from NABH Secretariat.
3.5.4: NABL ACCREDITATION: Since the current NABL Accreditation for our Laboratory is due for renewal, we have submitted the renewal application through the Online portal. It is expected that an Online Audit will be conducted during July 2021.
3.6: DONATIONS: We have received a donation of Rs. 10 lakhs towards Covid treatment from Zoho Corporation Private Ltd., through our Trustee, Mr. Sridhar Vembu.
We have also received the following donations towards purchase of a Bipap Machine and 2 nos. of Patient Monitors, respectively.
v Madras Mylapore Round Table 3
& Madras Mylapore Ladies Circle 4 – Rs. 1.2 lakhs
v Shriram Seva Sankalp Foundation – Rs. 1 lakh
In addition, Free Food Services were provided to Covid Warriors, for a specific period, by Seva Bharathi and GRT Grand Hotel
Events for April 2021
1.1: COVID TESTING & VACCINATION:
1.1.1: COVID_TESTING: Our CTMRF Molecular Laboratory continues to carry out Covid 19 RTPCR Testing at our Hospital and during April 2021, 150 samples were tested. The newly acquired “TRUE LAB DUO REAL TIME MICRO PCR WORK STATION” (Donated by Cholamandalam) to carry out Covid Tests at a rapid speed, on a continuous basis, was successfully commissioned. After getting NABL approval, we can start doing the Test for the general Public.
1.1.2: COVID VACCINATION CENTRE (CVC): We have vaccinated about 2020 Healthcare Workers, Senior Citizens (age 60 plus) and Citizens in the age group of 45 to 59 years with specified co-morbidities. Starting from 1st May 2021, the Govt. of India has announced stoppage of supply of all COVID Vaccines, to private Hospitals (including ours) and we have been asked to contact the Manufacturers directly, for supply of Vaccines. On contacting them, they have said that, it will take atleast 4 to 6 weeks for their supply. Therefore Covid Vaccination at our centre will be stopped from 1st May 2021.
1.2: BMTU: The fifth BMTU child, a 7 year old boy, diagnosed to have Thalassemia Major, underwent Stem Cell Infusion on 22nd April 2021 and is expected to be discharged after two weeks. The approximate cost of BMT is around Rs. 15 lakhs, which was organised through Crowd Funding.
1.3: DNB FINAL EXAM: All the 11 DNB Pediatric PG students from our Institution have successfully passed out their Final Examinations, conducted by the National Board of Examinations.
1.4: CONCILIATION PROCEEDINGS: As for as the petition filed by the Employees Union under Section 29 is concerned, the Asst. Commissioner of Labour (ACL), has fixed the next hearing on 27th May 2021.
1.5.1: NABH ACCREDITATION FOR HOSPITAL: After the Desktop Surveillance, NABH has recommended continuation of the Accreditation to our Hospital till 23rd Feb. 2022.
1.5.2: ISO 9001: 2015: The new Certificate issued to our Hospital for Quality Management System under ISO 9001: 2015, is valid till 24th Jan . 2024.
1.5.3: NURSING EXCELLENCE: Based on the recommendation of the Primary Assessor for extension of the ‘Nursing Excellence’ Certification, to our Hospital, we are awaiting the Certificate from NABH Secretariat.
1.5.4: NABL ACCREDITATION: Since the current NABL Accreditation for our Laboratory was valid only upto 11th Aug. 2021, we have submitted the renewal application through the Online portal. It is expected that an Onsite Audit will be conducted during June / July 2021.
1.6: DONATION FROM CHOLAMANDALAM: Consequent to the receipt of donation of Rs. 1 crore from M/s. Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company on 16th March 2021, we have now submitted a proposal, for extending the COVID Containment Project, in Phase – II, during the current Financial Year 2021 – 22 and sought an additional Grant under CSR.
Events for March 2021
1: SIGNIFICANT EVENTS / DEVELOPMENTS:
1.1: COVID TESTING & VACCINATION:
1.1.1: COVID_TESTING: Our CTMRF Molecular Laboratory continues to carry out Covid 19 RTPCR Testing at our Hospital and during April 2021, 125 samples were tested. Based on the donation received from M/s. Cholamandalam Investments and Finance Company, we have received “TRUE LAB DUO REAL TIME MICRO PCR WORK STATION” on 31st March 2021 at a cost of approx. Rs. 9 lakhs. This facility will enable us to carry out Covid Tests at a rapid speed (results within 2 hours) on a continuous basis.
1.1.2: COVID VACCINATION CENTRE (CVC): We have vaccinated about 1930 Healthcare Workers, Senior Citizens (age 60 plus) and Citizens in the age group of 45 to 59 years with specified co-morbidities.
1.2: BMTU: The fourth BMTU patient, Master Yogesh Kumar (6 months), son of a Mason in Andhra Pradesh, was discharged on 27th March 2021 after the transplant was successfully completed at Free of Cost. The entire expenditure of Rs. 14 lakhs was collected through Crowd Funding Agency, M/s. Ketto Online Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.
1.3: CONCILIATION PROCEEDINGS: As for as the petition filed by the Employees Union under Section 29 is concerned, the Asst. Commissioner of Labour (ACL), after listening to both the parties, declared, that, she will give a last chance to both the parties to come to a settlement before she takes a final decision on this matter. The next meeting is scheduled on 27th May 2021.
1.4.1: NABH ACCREDITATION FOR HOSPITAL: After the Desktop Surveillance, NABH has recommended continuation of the Accreditation to our Hospital till 23rd Feb. 2022.
1.4.2: ISO 9001: 2015: The new Certificate issued to our Hospital for Quality Management System under ISO 9001: 2015, is valid till 24th Jan . 2024.
1.4.3: NURSING EXCELLENCE: After the Renewal Assessment of our Nursing Excellence Certification on 1st March 2021, the Primary Assessor has identified 8 Non-conformances (8 nos) which were successfully closed with evidences, on 25th March 2021. The Primary Assessor has also accepted the closure and recommended for extension of the ‘Nursing Excellence’ Certification.
1.4.4: NABL ACCREDITATION: Since the current NABL Accreditation for our Laboratory was valid only upto 11th Aug. 2021, we have submitted the renewal application through the Online portal.
1.5: BEST HOSPITAL IN THE WORLD: The International Magazine NEWSWEEK has selected our Hospital as one of the BEST HOSPITALS IN THE WORLD for 2021. In India, NEWSWEEK has selected 11 BEST HOSPITALS and we are the only PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL in the country to be selected under the above category. We have received a Certificate from NEWSWEEK to the above effect.
1.6: DONATIONS FROM CHOLAMANDALAM: We have received a donation of Rs. 1 crore from M/s. Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company (Cholamandalam) on 16th March 2021, for the implementation of the Covid Containment Project.
Events until 2019
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:
A blood donation camp was organised in KKCTH on 30 October 2017 with the help of Rotary club of Madras. It was hugely successful. We thank all the participants who donated blood on that day.
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.