The Department of Paediatric Surgery is one of the most esteemed and dynamic departments in this medical college rendering academic and clinical services.It has started in 1991 with 15 beds, headed by Prof. Dr. Mrigen Kumar Das Chowdhury .Now, 38 beds (including neonatal, paying and non paying) are under this Dept. This is a tertiary care center for serving all sorts of neonatal and paediatric surgical problems (including congenital, malignant, traumatic, inflammatory and others) of the greater northern and southern part of Bangladesh also. Three decades ago, the survival rate following neonatal surgery was 55% which at present exceeded to about 75% .
The learning objectives of dept. is to able medical students to diagnose and manage common Paediatric surgical problems including emergencies and aware to refer the cases. About 12-15 hrs lectures held for 5th year and ward placement of 2 wks for 3rd year students. Ward round, morning and evening classes/bed side teaching/demonstration/ tutorial classes make students enriched with clinical skills and procedures.
Grand round with clinical discussion: Every day (Except OT Day and Holiday) in Dept. of Paediatric Surgery, RMCH. Scientific Session: Every Sunday in Dept. of Paediatric Surgery, RMCH. Long Case Discussion: Every Monday in Dept. of Paediatric Surgery, RMCH.
Short Case Discussion: Every Sunday and Wednesday in Out Patient Dept, RMCH.
Journal Club: Every Thursday, in Dept. of Paediatric Surgery, RMCH.
Audit and Death Review: Every 4th Monday in Dept. of Paediatric Surgery, RMCH.
CME Program: In rotation with other dept. in Conference Room, RMCH.
Undergraduate Course: Dept. deals with the course of Paediatric surgery for MBBS 3rd and 5th year students followed by Final Professional Examination at the end of the course
Postgraduate Course: The dept. conducts the Paediatric Surgery segment of MS(Surgery) part-ll and lll and FCPS (Surgery) courses and guidance in thesis and dissertation works.
Research activity: The following research activities of the dept. are going on:
- Hospital based Rotavirus Surveillance in children <5 years of age and Intussusception Surveillance in children <2 years of age in Bangladesh (HBRIS)
- Outcome of Lap assisted pull through in short segment HPD
- Comparison of Testosterone level in unilateral UDT children and children with normally descended testes
- Paediatric laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: a comparison between techniques Incidence of Congenital anomaly in Northern part of Bangladesh
- Neonatal surgical problems and outcome analysis
Postgraduate Course: Not Started yet