History of Department

The department of paediatrics , Rangaraya medical college, Kakinada was started on 04-05-1958 with Dr.Mallikarjuna rao as honorary lecturer in paediatrics. Dr.P.S.Murthy was posted as the first regular professor on 02-04-1969 with a bed strength of 60.
In 1975 one post of lecturer in paediatrics was sanctioned under the postpartum programme. A premature sick newborn nursery was started in 1976. In view of the increase in the patient turnover, second unit was created on 01-02-1984 with Dr.N.V. Bhaskar rao as professor and Dr.T.C Verghese and Dr.Vikram kumar as assistant professors.
A separate D.T.T.U (Diarrhoea treatment and training unit} was created in 1992 to take care of diarrhoeal disorders as per the WHO guidelines. The post of Associate professors were sanctioned in 1997 to meet the new M.C.I regulations.
Third unit of Paediatrics was created on 1st November ,1999 to fullfill new MCI regulations for 150 M.B.B.S admissions with Dr.P.V. Subbarao and Dr.C.Rajendra Prasad as assistant professors. At present 3 professors, 2 associate professors and 11 assistant professors were sanctioned.
Diploma course in paediatrics(2 seats) was started with one professor and two assistant professors in 1972. MD course in pediatrics was started in 1977. D.M. Neonatology course was started in 2012-13. This is the first institute in combined state of Andhra pradesh to have DM neonatology.
A separate building for training the medical officers under C.S.S.M programme was constructed in the year 1997-1998 under the auspices of world bank IPP VI project. obstetrics and neonatology block is sanctioned under the 11th finance commission funds.
On 25-06-2000 the newly constructed paediatric emergency services ward , which included the paediatric intensive care unit and the neonatal intensive care unit was inaugurated. SNCU was sanctioned under NRHM in the year 2012-13.
Lot of additions were made to the neonatal intensive care unit with the help of many charitable organizations like coromandel group, AMG international and many kind hearted people.
Neonatology unit attached to the department provides level III neonatal care to sick newborn of the two districts east and west Godavari with a population of 2 crores. It runs a separate daily outpatient service for the neonates. Average outpatient attendance will be 50/day.
Number of admissions in NICU gradually increased from 60-75/month to 280/month by 2017. The department has given special attention to neonatal care and could bring down the mortality significantly. This unit also conducts ROP screening, OAE, BERA regularly. NICU owns 40 warmers, 4 ventilators, 7 CPAP, 20 syringe pumps, 35 Phototherapy units, bedside 2d echo, mobile X ray unit. PICU provides critical care with a bed strength of 18 and well equipped with 2 ventilators, 2 CPAP, multipara monitors,syringe pumps, bed side ultrasound machine, mobile X ray unit.
Nutrional rehabilitation center was stared in January 2012.
District early intervention center was started in January 2015.

Bed strength unit wise

  Unit I Unit II Unit III
WARD 30 30 30
PICU 6 6 6

NICU has 40 warmers.
Department owns separate air conditioned lecture halls for undergraduates and postgraduates, which can accommodate 250 students.
Department has all the advanced audio visual aids for teaching programmes. The dept library has 800 speciality books and internet facility.
Department regularly conducts quiz in paediatrics for undergraduate students. The first PALS course in AP was organised in this institution in 1996. The state conference of IAP was held in this institution in 1997.

HOD and Faculty Details

Post Details Name of Employee
Professor & HOD Dr.D.Manikyamba
Professor of Pediatrics Dr.A.Krishna prasad
Professor of Pediatrics Dr.N.Madhavi
Assoc. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.C.N.Mohan Chandran
Assoc. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.D.L.Vidya
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.S.Chandra Sekhar
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.A.Satyavani
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.K.Manikya Naicker
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.G.Siddhartha Kiran
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.B.Rambabu
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.M.Prakash Kumar
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.G.Poornima
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics Dr.P.Satish Chandra

Teaching facilites

Post graduate training:
  • Academic programmes are conducted regularly which includes case presentations, journal club, monthly statistics and mortality review, seminars, rare case presentations, interdepartmental meet, quiz.
  • Dr.NTRUHS Zonal CME was conducted in the department in NOVEMBER 2016.
Undergraduate training:
  • Pediatric quiz programs are conducted every year.
  • Monthly seminars by UG students.
  • MCQ tests are being conducted to orient undergraduates for PG entrance examinations.

Academic Achievements

  • Smt .Atluri satyavathamma memorial gold medal for postgraduates in pediatrics for the year 2015-16 was awarded to Dr.N.Jwala vasavi(MD) and Dr.K.Adireddy(D.Ch).
  • Prof.I.Visweswara rao memorial medal(IAP) for the best outgoing postgraduate in university exams was awarded to Dr.S.Ravikishore(MD) and Dr.K.Adireddy(D.Ch) for the year 2015-16.
  • Smt.Marella seetha rajyalakshmi and Marella subbarao gold medal in pediatrics for final MBBS students was awarded to V.Bhaskar Rao for the academic year 2016-17.
  • Dr.S.Sunil and Dr.M.D.N. Srikanth,final year postgraduates stood 2nd in IAP Pediatric Zonal Quiz conducted at INDORE in October,2016.
  • Dr.Y.Hema latha and Dr.S.Eswara rao stood 2nd in NNF neonatology quiz conducted at Andhra medical college,visakhapatnam.
  • Dr.N.Anil kumar, final year postgraduate won gold medal for his paper on "study of coverage and utilization of prevention of parent to child transmission services and HIV status of children of seropositive mothers-a study done at Kakinada" at AP PEDICON,TIRUPATHI.
  • Final year MBBS students U.Vamsi varma and A.Bhargav won IAP quiz at vijayawada and AP PEDICON 2016 at Tirupathi.

Research Activities

Following final year postgraduates presented papers and posters at AP PEDICON,TIRUPATHI, held on 9th,10th November,2016.
  • Dr.N.Anil kumar,final year postgraduate won gold medal for his paper on "study of coverage and utilization of preventivon of parent to child transmission services and HIV status of children of seropositive mothers- a study done at Kakinada" at AP PEDICON, TIRUPATHI.
  • Dr.M.D.N.Srikanth presented a paper on "clinical profile of bronchial asthma and factors affecting control of asthma in the chidren aged 1 to 14 years."
  • Dr.K.Sasikiran presented a paper on "study of clinical features and outcome of dengue fever in children."
  • Dr.S.Sunil presented a poster on "Transient myeloproliferative disorder in DOWN syndrome."
  • Dr.M.D.N.Srikanth presented a poster on "Congenital toxoplasmosis"
  • Dr.K.Sasikiran presented a poster on "Noma neonatorum."
  • Dr.N.Anil kumar presented a poster on "Nevus sebaceous."

New equipment

Surgical Procedures