GKNM Hospital > Paediatrics Old

Paediatrics Old


GKNM hospital was started as a maternity and child hospital. The department offers a comprehensive range of services in all pediatric subspecialties like Endocrinology, Pediatric Surgery, Pulmonology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Developmental Neurology, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery.


Our hospital has the Best Child Doctors to diagnose and treat the child with care. Our Paediatricians are trained to make the child comfortable during the treatment and procedure. Our Paediatric department in our multispeciality hospital is featured with the latest child care facilities to provide the Best Paediatric Treatment.

Our child doctors suggest the right medication depending on the health condition of the child. Since its inception in 1974, thousands of children have been treated for a wide array of complex pediatric conditions with results at par with international standards.


Sub Specialties

Paediatric Outpatient Unit

Pediatric Hospitals
Pediatric Outpatient Unit

General pediatric outpatient department functions on all days and caters to children with a wide variety of illnesses and also has a well baby clinic for routine immunization. The well baby & immunization clinic functions daily from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgery
Paediatric Surgery

General pediatric outpatient department functions This service was started in 1974. Complex surgical conditions in newborn babies and children are performed with excellent results.

Paediatric Cardiology

Paediatric Cardiology
Paediatric Cardiology

General pediatric outpatient department functions Paediatric cardiology is emerging as another separate subspeciality of cardiology and it deals with all kinds of cardiac problems of children like birth defects, heart failure, rhythm disturbances, etc., Being the best Best Paediatric Cardiology Hospital in Coimbatore, offers state of the art cardiac care to children in both interventional procedures as well as non-interventional modalities.

Paediatric Endocrinology Paediatrics

Paediatric Gastroenterology
Paediatric Endocrinology Paediatrics

General pediatric outpatient department functions The department houses the largest Pediatric Endocrinology service in Coimbatore started by Prof. Raghupathy from CMC Vellore and now run by Dr. Ahila Ayyavoo. Neonatal screening program for hypothyroidism was started in 1st January 2006. Special awareness camps for type I Diabetes Mellitus patients, obese children’s and also for children with Disorders of Sexual Differentiation are held regularly.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Paediatrics

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Paediatrics

General pediatric outpatient department functions The NICU is the largest of its kind with 30 beds (12 of which are intensive care beds) was started in 1973.

The NICU is the state-of-the-art facility to treat extreme preterm babies and is equipped with ventilators, warmers, photo therapy, incubators, infusion pumps and multiparameter monitors. NICU has got Level 1, Level lll and Isolation rooms.

  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Postnatal care to stable newborn infant


  • Comprehensive care of new bor gestation <34 weeks / birthweight < 2kg
  • Full range of respiratory support
  • Surgical repair of congenital / acquired conditions
  • Post surgical care
  • Management of babies with complex congenital heart diseases needing intervention / surgery
  • Management of sepsis
  • Management of hyperbilirubinemia / IEM / Endocrine problems
  • Routine newborn screening for thyroid, hearing disorders
  • ROP screening for all pattern
  • Isolation facilities for neonates with infections
  • Breast feeding promotion
  • Counseling
  • Immunization of newborn infant
  • Retrieval of neonate from referring hospital < 60 km radius


Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

PICU which is 10 bed is equipped with ventilators, multiparameter monitors, dialysis, infusion pumps and syringe pumps to handle sick children with life threatening infections, Neurological emergencies, Hemato oncological emergencies, respiratory emergencies, trauma, post operative care etc.


PICU is equipped with facilities to provide procedural sedation for invasive procedures like lumbar puncture, intrathecal chemotherapy, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, intercostal drainage, peritoneal dialysis catheter placement, central line and dialysis catheter placement etc. ECMO facility can be offered for patients with referral and support from pediatric cardiothoracic team. PICU is manned by paediatric intensivist and well trained PICU nurses and the team offers round the clock service.


Developmental Paediatrics

Developmental Pediatrics

Special Neuro developmental clinic for Ex NICU children and children with special needs. Multidisciplinary team includes speech therapist and physiotherapist.

Paediatric Nephrology

Paediatric Nephrology

The Pediatric nephrology division at GKNM Hospital provides comprehensive care for patients with all forms of kidney disease from infancy through late adolescence, with the recent, innovative diagnostic and treatment techniques.

The paediatric Nephrology division at GKNM deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:


    • Nephrotic Syndrome( Protein leak through kidneys)
    • Acute and chronic glomerulonephritis of various etiologies
  • Renal Vasculitis
  • Haematuria (blood in urine)
  • Hereditary Nephropathy
  • Renal tubular disorders causing electrolyte and acid-base disturbances
  • Voiding disorders including bed wetting
  • Vitamin D Refractory Rickets
  • Renal Calculi (kidney stones)
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Childhood Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Developmental abnormalities of the kidneys
  • Urogenital abnormalities
  • Percutaneous Renal biopsy
  • Acute dialysis (Haemodialysis, SLED, SCUF and peritoneal dialysis) in PICU and NICU
  • Chronic Haemodialysis and Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
  • Renal Transplantation and post-transplant follow up and care


Team of Doctors

Dr.P. Shanmugam


Chairman Department of Pediatrics

Dr.G. Srimathy


Senior Consultant Paediatrics

Dr.S. Fouzea Mol


Consultant Paediatrician

Dr.R. Sowmya


Chief of Neonatology Division

Dr. Antony Terance Benjamin


Consultant Paediatrics & Paediatric Pulmonologist

Dr.G. Rajamani


Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Dr. Ahila Ayyavoo

MBBS,DCH,DNB,P.hd,Fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology (NZ)

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist & Diabetologist

Dr. Ra. Poo. Ezhilmangai


Visiting Consultant – Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician

Dr.R. Vijayakumar


Director-Centre for Paediatric Congentital Heart Disease

Dr.M. Kalyanasundaram

MBBS, MD(Gen.Med),DNB (Cardiology)

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist

Dr.L. Ajeitha

MBBS., MD., Fellow in Hemato onco

Consultant – Paediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant

Dr.N. Ramesh

MBBS, MD(Paediatrics), DNB(Paediatrics), PDF(Paed Infectious Diseases)

Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric Infectious Diseases


  • Great Hospital in Coimbatore. Admitted oru 4months baby with Dengue fever. Dr. Ayyammal & Dr. Saravana Prabhu took care of our child completely in PICU. Their dedication is highly appreciated.

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    Gokulakrishnan S
  • Thank you for all staff nurses in ward 48 n ward33 staff nurses and incharge. Excellent care n night n day. Paediatric doctors so kind. Thank u alot doctors n all staff nurses.

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    Bhuvana Sivasamy
  • This is Pillai Kartika mom of H.Suruthy from pollachi. Our baby was born because of the hope given by Dr R. Vijayakumar who is a paediatric congenital heart disease doctor. We came to know in the anamoly scan that our daughter is having some issue in the heart which was called as ‘Double acrotic arch’.

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    Pillai kartika


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