Paediatric Endocrinology OPD starts at SMGS Hospital

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 6: In another initiative for improvement of patient care services, Paediatric Endocrinology OPD has been started at SMGS Hospital Jammu. The OPD will be held on every Tuesday.
This new OPD service shall be beneficial to the patients of the Paediatric age group as the services will be available at SMGS Hospital only and they will not need to go to Super Speciality Hospital, Jammu.
Paediatric Endocrinology is a speciality that deals with variations of physical growth and sexual development in childhood, as well as diabetes and other disorders of the endocrine glands in the paediatric age groups.
The OPD shall take care of children who have growth abnormalities (short or tall stature), disorders related to puberty (early or delayed puberty), menstrual abnormalities, hirsutism (excessive hair growth on the face and other parts of the body), gynaecomastia (breast enlargement in boys), thyroid disorders, obesity, abnormal genitalia in children (undescended testes, micropenis etc.), adrenal disorders such as CAH, addison’s and cushing’s disease, disorders of the bone and parathyroid gland and diabetes mellitus.
Nutritional advice and diabetes education shall also be provided to parents/children during the OPD. It is pertinent to mention that the Endocrinology OPD at SSH is available every Wednesday and Saturday.
Further, the Department of Endocrinology is also applying for starting DNB Endocrinology which shall increase the trained human resource and lead to improvement of Patient care in the Institution.