Joined the state services in J and K state as Assistant Surgeon in the DHS ( Director Health Services ) which is a PSC post in the state , however left the state in December 1990
Registrar Pediatrics – BatraHospital , New Delhi – 1991 – 1993
Junior Consultant Pediatrics Batra Hospital - 1994,1995
Senior Consultant Pediatrics Batra Hospital from 1995 onwards upto 2003
Batra Hospital is a tertiary care hospital and had both NNICU and PICU.
As those services were not separate had considerable exposure to both pediatric and neonatal intensive care .
There was a good Pediatric cardiac surgical unit and hence got to do a fair amount of Pediatric Cardiac Care both pre and post operative .This was with the team of Dr T S Mahant who is now chief cardiac surgeon at Fortis Hospital Mohali .
My main interest was in ICU work and hence over a period of time I looked for a placement with more work in that area . However the years in Batra gave me a very good insight into the working of Pediatrics in the private sector .
In March 2003 I joined as -Senior Consultant Pediatric Intensive Care – at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital , New Delhi and am still working there.
The hospital is largely superspeciality based and we have units for Pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac surgery , Pediatric haematooncology , Pediatric gastroenterology , neurology and neonatal and Pediatric ICUs.
Over the years I have also worked with our transplant units which have now started doing more pediatric work – Renal and Liver Transplants and a Bone Marrow Transplant unit .