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First Impression : DNB Pediatrics at Ekta institute of Child health,Raipur

Edited by Dr Varsha Ukrani

Ekta institute of child health popularly known as EKTA hospital is in service for last 18 years and is an exemplary nodal service center for health related issues for children in Chattisgarh region. With the increasing realization that health needs of people on larger scale cannot be met with individuals, this novel concept of group practice was conceived and 6 like minded pediatricians came together to start the hospital which has over years grown in to a 135 bedded hospital with 13 pediatric consultants currently. Dr Akash Danodia who joined here as a primary DNB candidate in Pediatrics is super satisfied with the place and answers some key questions to guide all of you. If you still have doubts you can contact him on 8827507331, 7987818566. 

DISCLAIMER :  This information is for Guiding DNB /MD Aspirants only. This is not a review of Overall Patient care in These hospitals which may not be affected by what is being discussed here. The Information Provided here cannot be used for any other purpose or to asses the patient care in these hospitals. This is just a review of a postgraduate course running in the mentioned hospital and is meant for guiding medical aspirants only.

What was your rank in DNB?

569 July 2016 session

How many consultants are there in your department in the concerned specialty?

12 Consultants (full - time ) , with Super Specialty in Pediatric Cardiology , Pediatric Nephrology , Pediatric Hepatobilliary and Gasteoentrology and Pediatric Surgery. Our HOD is Dr. Sanwar Agrawal sir. He is from PGI Chandigarh with excellent clinical acumen and grip on the subject and an excellent teacher i must say.

What are the usual working hours?

1st yr - 8am - 8pm,2nd/3rd yr - 8am - 2pm / 2pm - 8pm.

How many emergency duties per week?

5 night duties from 8pm to 8am in continuation usually repeat after 15 - 20 days.

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Are you allowed to touch the patient ?? please describe the procedures you have done

All the procedures, like Vaccination , laceration suturing , abscess drainage , Intubation , Chest tube insertion , lumbar puncture , Ascitic tap , plueral tap , Umblical line , Cental line , PICC line are done by residents only. One can compare with Govt. Medical college in terms of free hand (as told by post DCH trainees). After assisting twice or thrice, one ll get all the procedures from 1st year itself. Individual OPDs are allowed from 2nd year onwards.Only Bone marrow biopsy , liver biopsy and Kidney biopsy are performed by respective specialist.

How are the academics? Any case presentations done?

Total 5 classes in a week . For freshers classes on basic sciences like vaccination , Anthropometry , Growth and development , Assesment of various lab investigations and Chest xray , NRP etc.A theory lecture every tuesday 1:30pm - 3pm. A webclass or theory lecture every wednesday 4pm onwards. Journal club / seminar / Case discussion / OSCE / QUIZ ( any 1) every thursday 4pm onwards. Grand round and case presentation every friday from 10 am to 12am.Classes on Nephrology by a pediatric nephrologist has been planned from next month.

How is the pass rate? Have your seniors passed?

Till date Pass rate is 100 %. Yes all my seniors have passed in very 1st attempt.

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Super Satisfied!!

Any other departments at your institution good for MD/DNB??

No, it is an exclusively 150 bedded Pediatric hospital.

Stipend and accommodation details:

Stipend 1st yearr - 42,500/-

2nd year - 45000/-

3rd year - 47,500/-

Accommodation only 3 rooms are present but occupied right now. One can easily get room or flat on rent near to the hospital.

Any other info you would like to give?

The hospital also has a fully equipped PICU ( 25 bedded) and NICU (30bedded) .

Why did you choose this hospital?

1.) At my rank this was the only hospital present with Good free hand and fair teaching activities.

2.) Dr. Sanwar Agrawal sir. He is an Excellent teacher and a renowned National speaker.

3.) Near to my home.

Note : The information provided here may change over a period of time eg. the stipend may increase/decrease over a period of 1-2 years . Please confirm these details from a resident if the date of publishing of the blog is more than one year old. 

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