Diploma in Child HealthB.R.D. Medical College
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Diploma in Child Health
The college offer number of courses, one of the course is Diploma in Child Health. This course is offer by the department of Pediatric , Neonatiology & Adoloscent Medicine.
Pediatrics Department is running Special Clinics viz. Asthma, Developmental, Infant and Young Child Feeding and Adolescent Clinics. Several public health programmes with the help of UNICEF are being run by the Department like Adolescent girls anemia (UMANG) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (BPNI). One of the Senior Faculty is a well known trainer in IYCF and has trained enumerable eminent doctors in the country and abroad. As a result of the initiative taken by the Department, Nehru Hospital was declared first Baby Friendly Hospital of the State.
First epidemic of Viral Encephalitis occurred in Gorakhpur in 1978 and since then the Department of Pediatrics has emerged as a nodal center for the management, control and policy advice on Encephalitis and other Epidemics.
Inspection of the Department by MCI was conducted in Dec, 1979 for permission to start P. G. courses (M.D. and D.C.H.) and one seat for M. D. Pediatrics was permitted. Another inspection in 1981 for increasing M.D. and D.C.H. seats was also carried out and numbers of M.D. seats were increased to two and 4 seats were allotted for D.C.H. In 1986 MCI inspection was called up on for inspection and standard of postgraduate teaching. The standard of teaching and examination were reported of standard. It was advised to appoint a clerk cum stenographer in the Department, a separate isolation ward and regular autopsy by MCI at that time but due to non compliance and non pursuance by the administration and Government the Degree of the Department was not recognized at that time. In year 2006, July after a long gap again the MCI inspection was called upon for evaluation of the standard of teaching and for recognition of M.D. seats but the degrees was not recognized because of insufficient teaching staff. After fulfilling the deficiency again the inspection was conducted by MCI in 2007, and M.D. (Pediatrics) and D.C.H. Degree has been recognized.
It was like a dream come true for citizens of Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh state, that is Purvanchal, when the first seed of inception of this medical college was sown in November of 1969. Its foundation stone was laid by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Late Shri Chandra Bhanu Gupta. It was named after a devoted freedom fighter Baba Raghav Das who was a prominent Sarvoday Leader of this area and close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave. Initially the teaching started in government polytechnic and later shifted to college and hospital buildings under the dynamic leadership of Prof P.L. Shukla as first principal of this college. First batch of MBBS students was admitted on 7th August 1972. Since then this college has grown and now runs post graduate courses in various specialties.