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Department of Paediatrics

Paediatrics department was created in 1964 as a part of then Liaquat Medical College and Hospital by Government of Sindh. Paediatrics Department has two units. Unit I is headed by Prof Salma Shaikh who is also dean faculty of medicine and allied .Unit II and department is headed by Chairman (Prof. M Akbar Nizamani).Department works under the Vice chancellor of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro Prof. Noshad A Shaikh.

Department has 180 beds and baby cots at both units located at Hyderabad and Jamshoro, and two OPDs.

Department has E&R, general ward nursery, ICU, SC and ARI wards. It has central oxygen, suction , laundry pharmacy, laboratory, and essential equipments. It caters to the need of about 100,000 children at OPDs and about 20,000 indoor sick children. It has EPI and nutrition clinics.


Library 02, (Estimated 200 books ), Journals 03, On line Journals (LUMHS), Multiple, Seminar rooms 4 Skill labs 02, I.T lab 0, 1OSPE centre 01, Project office 01

Rerearch Papers Published by Department in Last 5 Years

  • Audit of Mortality in Neonates and Young Infants at PMCH Nawabshah Medical Channel Vol.11 No.1. January 2005.Pages 7-15
  • Burden of Malaria in Sindh, Pakistan. Two Years Surveillance. JLUMHS, Vol.05; No: 02Aug, 2006 Page76-83
  • Comparison of Artemether and Quinine in Severe Malaria in Children. World Applied Sciences Journal 2 (3): 163-167, July 2007
  • Etiological spectrum of pancytopenia in children, J of CPSP Pakistan, March 2008
  • Predicting mortality in severe acute malnutrition by anthropometric measurements. Medical Channel December 2009
  • Feeding belief & practices of mothers/ care given for their infects. JLUMHS Vol 5 No 1 Jan-April 2006
  • Study of disease pattern & vaccination status in rural area of Sindh. Medical Channel Vol: 11 No 3 July-Sept 2005
  • A comparative clinical study of artemether and quinine in children with severe malaria. (Published in WJAS in June 2007)


Obstacles to Integrated Pediatric Approach

Department of Pediatrics, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences arranged a Pediatric Symposium with the theme: Obstacles to Integrated Pediatric Approach, on Saturday, 28th October 2023 at Hyderabad.

While addressing the participants, the Chief Guest, Vice Chancellor LUMHS Prof. Dr. Ikram Din Ujjan expressed that the prevalence rates of chronic and complex pediatric health conditions have increased dramatically in recent decades, and a change in the healthcare delivery model seems necessary to meet the latest challenges faced by children, families, and healthcare providers. Integrative health is defined as patient centered care that focuses on the whole person and uses the most appropriate therapies to successfully achieve wellness, including evidence based complementary practices.

He added that the Integrative pediatrics develops and promotes this approach within the field of pediatrics. It reflects a redesign of the pediatric healthcare model to that of a patient family-centered care model and treats the patient family unit as a whole, incorporating the mind, body, and spirit in a frame of wellness promotion rather than in a disease centered approach. Integrative pediatrics aims to offer the best available care for children, considering complementary practices and conventional health in integration and partnership with the multi professional teams and all pediatric specialties. Earlier, the Chairperson Organizing Committee Prof. Dr. Shazia Memon highlighted the importance of collaboration among the stakeholders to achieve the peak of excellence in Child Health, especially for the preventive and therapeutic aspect there is a dire need that Health Department including Public Health and Health Professional regulatory bodies should work together to achieve the targets in Basic Child Health Issues like malnutrition and immunization.

She further added that an increasing number of children are living with complex care needs resulting from multiple concurrent conditions. Due to these conditions, various health problems can arise and necessitate screening, prevention, and treatment at different ages during childhood. Each child has an individual constellation and combination of health problems, which implies that multiple health and social care providers across various sectors are required to address these health problems. In addition, most healthcare services focus predominantly on single diseases and related treatment decisions are often mainly directed at improving medical outcomes. As a result, this single-disease-centered approach in care delivery is insufficiently responsive to children living with complex care needs; it is not optimally tailored to their needs and preferences, especially regarding functional outcomes.
Renowned Paediatricians from all over the country shared there knowledge on the common pediatic problems.


Pre-Symposium Workshop