Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences
neonatology department provides services to the newborns of two
components of PIMS is Children Hospital and MCH center. It is
the largest tertiary careneonatal unit in public sector catering
for a vast area including Kashmir, KPK and upper Punjab. Over
9000 sick newborns are brought to our department per year for
the treatment of their ailments. We have over 4000 admissions
and around 9000 short duration admissions annually.
department was commissioned in 1985 as a part of Children
Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad and
later extended to Maternal & Child Health Center in 1999.
department consists of two units. One is based in the Children
Hospital and consists of an 18 bedded ICU, 6 general ward beds
and an independent Outdoor Patient Department. The Neonatal ICU
is equipped with tertiary care facilities including neonatal
ventilation. The other unit is based in Maternal & Child Health
Center and consists of a 14 bedded neonatal care unit caring for
over 14000 deliveries annually.
Our neonatal OPD is functioning in the Children
Hospital OPD block and is a busy OPD catering for:
70 new cases /day
ups by consultants
The department is headed by a Professor of Neonatology. In
addition we have an Associate Professor and an Assistant
Professor and two senior registrars.
Prof Mahmood Jamal MCPS, FCPS
Dr. Iqtada Haider Shirazi
Dr. Nusrat Khan
Dr. Shireen Gul
Academically the department is actively engaged in imparting
training in the field of neonatology to all kinds of health
professionals. We have exclusive neonatology training programme
for FCPS neonatology, MD Neonatal medicine and House physicians.
At the moment we have 2 FCPS and 6 MD post graduates being
trained exclusively in Neonatal medicine. In addition we have
rotational training in neonatology for the FCPS, DCH /MCPS
Regular teaching activities:
class- Topic discussion
Mortality and morbidity review
Fortnightly perinatal meeting/symposia
Training of doctors / Nurses from other institutes:
We conduct regular training
workshops for doctors all over the country. These trainings are
conducted in Collaboration with WHO/UNICEF/USAID/JICA.
Worth mentioning training
One week workshop
onEssential newborn care & Training of trainers in essential
newborn care in collaboration with World Health Organization
In country training program on Skill development in newborn care
by Ministry of Health and UNFPA.
Six weeks In country training programme on safe management of
newborn infant by JICA.
Two weeks Advance skills training in neonatology by PAIMAN
Four weeks Training of Midwifery nursing students in
train District pediatricians in Neonatology in Collaboration
We regularly screen our newborns for the preventable diseases in
collaboration with other hospitals. Worth mentioning are:
Screening for hypothyroidism in collaboration with nuclear
oncology research institute.
Screening for retinopathy of prematurity in collaboration with
Al-Shifa eye hospital.
Screening for congenital malformations in collaboration with
Screening for hearing in collaboration with National Institute
of Rehab medicine.
to further strengthen neonatal services in PIMS and continue
with training of Doctors, pediatricians, Obstetricians and other
health care providers in essential neonatal care
Establishment of perinatal center with an objective to provide
advanced (intensive) care to the newborns referred from the
community and other hospitals. Original PC-I amounting to Rs.1.3
Billion was submitted in June 2007
To develop a community outreach program through linkages with
other health facilities of Islamabad Capital Area and develop a
model facility for training of Community Health Workers,
Physicians in the field of Neonatal Medicine.
To develop a National Focal Center for investigations and
research in the field of Neonatal/ Perinatal medicine in future.
There are numerous inherited metabolic and genetic problems in
the country with no facilities at all for their screening,
investigation, management and preventive counseling.
Research and Academic
Suggestions to this department
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