Endocrinology Unit(medical Unit-V)
Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders is one of the sub-specialty of DSH and BICH. This unit was started in 1994 by retired Prof. M. A. Kashem Sarker, MRCP, FRCP. Presently it is headed by Associate Prof. Dr. ASM Nawshad Uddin Ahmed DCH, FCPS and is assisted by Assistant Professor Dr. Jotsna Ara Begum MD, Registrar Dr. Rafiqul Islam, DCH, (MD student) and Senior Medical Officer Dr. Rabi Biswas, DCH, FCPS (2nd Part student), Dr. Amjad Hossain. DCH. Besides them the unit has other well-qualified medical officers. The location of the unit is in the Ist floor (Ward-4) of the old building which is the nonpaying ward. Sixteen free beds are allocated for this unit in Ward-4 where patients are managed carefully and meticulously. Apart from the non-paying ward, patients are also seen in different paying wards as well as the cabins. This unit deals with general pediatric illnesses with special attention to childhood endocrine and metabolic disorders. Majority of endocrine patients are admitted in this unit and complicated patients are also referred to our unit from other units for proper management and long term follow up. Endocrine disorders are important causes of morbidity and mortality of children in the world. The Western world has reduced morbidity and mortality by introducing screening programs and giving proper treatment. Cost is an important hindrance in research and management of pediatric endocrine problem in developing country like us. This unit also runs a follow up clinic. Patients of endocrine and metabolic disorders are followed up every Wednesday between 11 am to 1 pm by a senior Medical Officer supervised by Assistant Professor. Meticulous follow up is given specially in cases of congenital hypothyroidism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Patients of other endocrine disorders are also followed up adequately and appropriately according to need. Various researches on Endocrine diseases are conducted in this unit. The future plan is to start screening program for congenital hypothyroidism in this hospital, to establish a growth and weight management clinic. We also intended to establish postgraduate course in future.