He has also done his Shalini Rakesh Fellowship in pediatric nephrology from AIIMS. He has twenty papers in indexd journals to his credit including half of them as international publication. He has successfully completes the neonatal as well as pediatric basic and advanced life support courses. He has also successfully undergone the V111 th pediatric intensive care training programe at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He is a also an expert orator and has presented papers & delivered lectures at various places like COGS & FOGSI Convocations. He is a life member of IAP and Nationatl Neonatology forum as well as the pediatric nephrology & Gastroenterology groups. He was one of the panelist on a panel discussion on “Birth Asphyxia” at the annual IAP meeting 2005 – 2006 held at PGIMER.
OTHER ACADEMIC AND ORGANISATIONAL ACTIVITIES
1. Speaker for the symposium on ‘low birth weight babies’ by nestle Nutrition Services, May 1995 at Ludhiana.
2. Member of the organizing committee of Annual NW Chapter IAP conference in February at DMCH, Ludhiana.
3. Member of the organizing committee of annual NW Chapter IAP conference in February at DMCH, Ludhiana.
History & Evolvement:
Dr. B.S Cheema established CMC in 1988 with a vision to offer highest quality medical services. Dr. A.S Cheema himself a pediatrician took over the charge in 1998 and guided the hospital to reach newer heights. Today CMC has evolved into a complete multi specialty hospital certified by ISO – 9001: 2000. The neonatal and pediatric intensive care got a thrust with the joining of Dr. V.J.S Virdi in the yrs 2002 that is now looking after the comprehensive new born, pediatrics & pediatric nephrology and neonatal transport services. The newer additions are the services for Neonatal, Pediatric Surgery & Pediatric Urology by Dr. Money Gupta (.Ch. PGI)
NICU Technology & Leadership
CMC was the first ever hospital to start a level – II new born Intensive care 6 bedded NICU with four dedicated neonatal ventilators and a staff ratio of one per two patients. The unit is dedicated to the care of sick premature babies starting 28 weeks gestation & 1000 g birth weight to babies having asphyxia, neonatal jaundice, and septicemia and multi – organ dysfunction syndrome etc. SEIMENS 300 a ventilator facilitating the ventilation of neonates & children of 0-18 yrs age group.
The unit was also the first in starting surfactant therapy in year 2000 for premature babies having respiratory distress syndrome. Double surface photo therapy untis are an added advantage for management of babies with jaundiced. Facilities for blood exchange transfusion & partial exchange by both central & peripheral route are available round the clock. We are routinely practicing PICC lines & long lines for better patient care. All emergency and elective newborn & pediatric & pediatric invasive surgeries like endoscopy, cystoscopy, and laparoscopy & deflux & injection completes the definition of “Under A Single Roof” comprehensive new born & child care.
PICU Technology & Leadership
CMC was also the pioneer in starting care of sick children in pediatric intensive care unit which is a part of the 6 bedded ICU. Facilities for ventilating children in cases of severe asthma, pneumonia, meningitis, intractable seizures and other neurological and respiratory problems are available.
Minimal Invasive Technology & Leadership
The fully functional pediatric surgery department has facilities of doing procedures under C – arm and facilities for endoscopy like cystoscopy & procedure like deflux injection for cases of vesico uretreic reflux thus avoiding open surgeries. This is again a first in the private sector in the Tri – city. The facilities for pediatric laparoscopy cases of undescended testes, appendicectomy, hernia repair & diagnostic laparoscopy are also there in the upcoming scenario.
Dr. VJS Virdi has worked as a consultant at the Govt. Medical College & Hospital – 32, Chandigarh. He has also done his Shalini Rakesh Fellowship in pediatric nephrology from AIIMS. He has twent
Memberships & Certifications
1. Life member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. 2. Life Member of north West chapter and chandigarh chapter of IAP. 3. Executive member of Chandigarh IAP for 1999 – 2000 and 2000 – 2001.
Awards & Acomplishments
Dr. VJS Virdi has to his credit publications in indexed journal from CMC. The team members continue to learn new techniques for the betterment of patient care. The NICU Has a 24 hours internet access