Department of Paediatrics
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Birth Centenary Celebration of PtDeenDayalUpadhaya.
The Department of Paediatrics, JN Medical College, AMU organized an elocution contest for undergraduate MBBS students to commemorate the birth centenary of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhaya on 30th September, 2017.
The event was organized by Prof Farzana K Beig, Chairman Department of paediatrics and was conducted by Dr Mohd Kashif Ali, Assistant professor.
Prof Farzana K Beig emphasized the contribution of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhayay towards nation building and upliftment of the poor. Citing Panditji she said that economic progress of the country is judged by the progress of the people at the lower rank of society rather than those who are higher up.
Dr Mohd Kashif Ali conducted the elocution contest. Undergraduate MBBS students participated and the first prize was won by S Danish Iqbal followed by Sobia Manal Siddiqui with second prize.
This was followed by a panel discussion by Prof Farzana, Dr Kashif, Dr Sandeep Sachdeva.
The undergraduate students suggested that scientists and stalwarts who contributed so much for the country like Prof J.C Bose, C.V Raman, and Homi Jahangir Bhabha should also be celebrated in the academic institutions.
World Breastfeeding Week Celebration at Department of Pediatrics
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,AMU Aligarh,(1-7th August 2017
Department of Pediatrics Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU Aligarh has celebrated Breastfeeding week from 1st August to 7th August 2017 under the auspices of World Breastfeeding Week in the Department of Pediatrics, Ward, Neonatal Section and the outpatient Department.
On day one, the lactating mothers were sensitized for the importance of breastfeeding and the child health apart from ideal technique and queries related to problems of breastfeeding. Undergraduate and Post Graduate students posted in Pediatric Department were also sensitized regarding the importance of breastfeeding, composition of breast mild and maternal problems related to breastfeeding and their role in promoting breastfeeding.
On the last day of breastfeeding week i.e. on August 7th concluding program was organized in the Neonatal Section (Obstetrics and Gynecology Block) doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of the Pediatric Department and Gynecology attended. It was graced by Prof. M. Fakhrul Huda Deputy Medical Superintendent. The objective of breastfeeding was highlighted by Prof. Farzana K Beig Chairperson Department of Pediatrics followed by lectures on antenatal Counseling on Breastfeeding by Prof. Seema Hakim Chairperson Department of Obstetrics. & Gynecology, said that during pregnancy it is essential to educate the pregnant mother about the significance of breast feeding. Prof. S. Manazir Ali while speaking on the topic ¯Optimal Feeding¯. said that breast feeding should be started within one hour after birth and exclusively till the age of six and complementary feeding till 180 days Dr. Zeeba Zaka Ur Rab while deliberating on the ¯Common Breast problem in mother¯ said that if feeding mothers are suffering from any pain or surgical problem should continue breastfeeding on the advice of doctor while taking pain killer or medicine prescribed by the consultant. Dr. Uzma Firdaus talked on the topic of ¯Not Enough Milk¯. She said that adequacy of milk may easily be checked regularly by noting number of times that the baby passes urine , 6 to 8 times per day is satisfactory.
The program concluded with the pledge and objective to make people believe that breastfeeding is the best and that all the doctors, the paramedical workers will sensitize the community and individuals to support breast feeding mothers for the cause of mental, social and indeed spiritual well being of children as well their mothers.
On July 5, 2017 a Swachh Bharat program was organized by the Department of Pediatrics. The teachers, P.G Students, office staff as well as Nursing staff participated enthusiastically.
Chairperson Prof. Farzana K. Beig while exhorted the inculcation of cleaning habits since childhood. She said that most of the health related problems caused due to poor and unhygienic habits and ambiance can be minimized and controlled through awareness drives and health education. She herself practically demonstrated the simple ways of maintaining good hygiene like hand washing, dusting and cleaning of table/ trolley tops to the attendants of patients and other supporting staff.