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அமிழ்தினும் ஆற்ற இனிதேதம் மக்கள்
சிறுகை அளாவிய கூழ்.

“Than God’s ambrosia sweeter far the food before men laid
In which the little hands of children of their own have play’d.”

– Kural 1:7:4

We in paediatric department handle the health needs of the most precious treasures of every family, the future citizens of our world- CHILDREN. Children, who are not just ‘mini-adults’, need unique medical concern and here we ensure round the clock availability of pediatricians to do so.
Our Out- Patient Department functions daily to attend the children, where efficient triage is done to classify the children whether to provide treatment on Out-Patient or In-Patient basis. An evening clinic is run daily in favor of the working parents/ care-takers.

We have a well-equipped and maintained immunization cell, where-in vaccines as per the Indian National Immunization Schedule and IAP immunization schedule are available. Vaccination is done on all days.

All the deliveries- Normal and Caesarean- are attended by a pediatrician and the first breath of the newborn babies never go unwatched.
Completely equipped Pediatric wards, Fully functional Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units are available.

Every aspect of the paediatric health care, such as Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Neurology etc. is taken care of with the help of visiting specialists

We run Pediatric clinic every week at Chromepet Urban Health Centre and Kelambakkam Rural Health Centre attached to our institution.

Special clinics are run by the department on following days

DaysSpeciality clinic
Monday Pediatric Neurology Clinic / Child guidance clinic
Tuesday Pediatric Nephrology Clinic
Wednesday Childhood Asthma Clinic
ThursdayNutrition / Pediatric Hemato -oncology clinic
Friday Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

HOD Profile


  • M.B.B.S - 1985 (Year of passing) - Tirunelveli Medical College
  • D.C.H. - 1990 (Year of passing) - Tirunelveli Medical College
  • M.D. (Paediatrics) - 1999 (Year of passing) - Madurai Medical College

Dr. T. Ravichandran, M.D. D.C.H
Professor & HOD of Paediatrics

  • Joined Tamil Nadu Government services - 1990
  • Joined in DME - 2000
  • Posts occupied:

  • Assistant Surgeon
  • Civil Surgeon
  • Professor of Paediatrics
  • Director I/C Institute of Child Health
  • Director - Institute of social Paediatrics at Government Stanely Medical College.
  • Retired from Government Service - 30.04.2020
  • Presently working as Professor & HOD of Department of Paediatrics at Tagore Medical College since 04.11.2020.

Date 17.02.2021
Time9.00am to 3.00pm
1. 4 th floor auditorium
2. Skills lab, TMCH
Resource persons1. Dr.Rahul Yadav, Lead Consultant & Neonatologist, Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Chennai
2. Dr. S. Arun kumar, Consultant & Neonatologist, Rainbow Children’s hospital, Chennai.
3. Dr. Varun


Post Graduate Students 7

   The Department of Paediatrics under the aegis of the management of Tagore Medical College and Hospital conducted a CME and Hands on training session on Newborn Resuscitation on 17.02.2021 between 9.00am to 3.00 pm.

   All participants were administered a pre-test before the start of the scientific session. Dr. Ramamani (Professor, TMCH) introduced the guest speakers-Dr.Rahul Yadav, Lead Consultant & Neonatologist, Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Chennai and Dr. S. Arun kumar, Consultant & Neonatologist, Rainbow Children’s hospital, Chennai.

   The CME was formally inaugurated by the Dean Dr. Gunasekaran, Medical Director Dr. Kumudha Lingaraj and Medical Superintendent Dr. Sivaprakasam. After invocation to the almighty, the dignitaries lit the Kuthuvilakku. The welcome note was given by Dr. Jaishree (HOD, Department of Paediatrics, TMCH) which was followed by inaugural address given by Dean Dr. Gunasekaran and welcome address given by MS Dr. Sivaprakasam and Medical Director Dr. Kumudha Lingaraj. The guest speakers were welcomed with bouquets and felicitated by the Dean, MS and Medical Director.

   The first session was on introduction to Neonatal Resuscitation by Dr. S. Arun Kumar in which he gave an overview of the latest guidelines on Neonatal Resuscitation.

   The second session was started by a lecture - demonstration on the techniques, Do’s and Don’ts of Neonatal Resuscitation by Dr. Rahul Yadav. This was followed by an interactive question and answer session. A post test was administered by Dr. S. Prakash at the end of the lecture session. The average pre – test and post-test scores were 6.27 /10 and 8.58/10 respectively

   The third session consisted of hands on training on Newborn Resuscitation which was conducted in skills lab in the hospital. 31 participants were divided into 3 groups. 3 resource persons (Dr. Rahul Yadav, Dr. S. Arun Kumar and Dr. Varun) trained the participants in initial steps, bag and mask ventilation, chest compression and drugs using mannequins.

   At the end of this interactive session, Dr. K.N. Karthick Suman Nath delivered the vote of thanks and CME came to end with National Anthem.

Academic Activities :
5.5.2015 Fetal growth restriction - Dr.Ramamni - Dr. Premaltha - Dr.Dhanalakshmi
Vertical integrationPyogenic meningitis
World Breast
Feeding week
Aug 1 - 7th 2015 - -Symposium - Quiz programme - Speech & Validietory function
Vertical integrationCyanotic heart disease
days Feeding week
World Breast
Aug 1 - 7th 2016 - Aug 1 - 7th 2016
Rare case of Rubinstein Tab was presented as interesting case in clinical meeting
Vertical integration Infant of diabetic mother
Work shops and CMEs are conducted periodically.