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This unit has been serving the field of investigation, therapy in allergy for the past twenty three years. Comprehensive management of allergic disorders including detection of offending allergens, immunotherapy and computerised spirometry are done.Top


This clinic provides comprehensive all round care for young asthmatics. Along with doctors, experienced asthma nurses and health workers train the patient and their parents to manage the disease better with medical devices and environmental control.Top



• We pride in quality reporting.
• We yearn to report on time, always.
• We nurture teamwork.


We believe that children are the future of our nation; in their health and well being lies the progress of our country!
• The department prides itself in maintaining strict quality assurance goals and participates in proficiency testing and inter-laboratory comparatives for accuracy in testing.
• It has world class state of the art analyzers like Roche Cobas Integra 400 Plus, Roche Cobas e411, Roche 9180 electrolyte analyzers, Bio-Rad D10, Ortho Vitros DT60 that supports precision reporting.
• Special chemistries (Lactate, Ammonia, C3, C4, ASO, Vitamin D, PTH, Procalcitonin, Ferritin, Hemoglobin HPLC) are performed using the latest technology (chemiluminiscence, dry chemistry etc.), but at much reduced prices, keeping with the Institute’s vision of affordable treatment for all needy children.
• A special feature is the Sweat Chloride estimation facility for the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis.
• The department is committed to quality research in clinical chemistry with several publications in peer reviewed international and national journals; oral and poster presentations in coveted conferences.
• Teaching and research activities cover innovative research projects for the postgraduates (MD, pediatrics) and state medical faculty’s Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) programme.
• Department Timings: Monday to Friday: 24 hrs open
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. -3.00 p.m.
• Sweat Chloride Lab: Monday – Friday: 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
• Department Contact: 033-64583919,
E-mail: surupa.basu@rediffmail.com



The Institute runs a Pediatric Dermatology Clinic on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The clinic is the oldest in the entire eastern India region and currently is one of the few such in the country and Professor Sandipan Dhar is the head of the department. A comprehensive skin care package is offered to the children attending the clinics by the dermatologists experienced in the field.Top

Diet & Nutrition

This specialised clinic is providing nutritional guidance to mothers of malnourished as well as normal children who need special care regarding their nutritional status.Top

Video EEG

A relatively recent unit, only about a decade old, the EEG department is run and managed by the neurologists of the institute with highly skilled technicians. Within this short period of the time the EEG department has earned high reputation where latest equipment have been installed.Top


Clinical ENT check up on OPD basis Routine ENT surgical and indoor admission of ENT patient. Speech therapy unit is a part of the department.Top

Growth & Endocrinology

This clinic is run by experienced physicians and has a computerised data base for syndrome diagnosis. It also looks after and provides complete care to patients of disorders of growth and endocrinal system.Top


This clinic is run by eminent pediatric hematologists. We have set up to diagnose common hematological problems, including thalasaemia in this part of the country.Top


Services offered: regular well baby check ups, immunisation with vaccines under UIP and IAP schedule, Pneumococcal and meningoco-ccal vaccine for high risk, anti-rabies vaccine (Pre and post exposure) new combination vaccines, adolescent and travelers vaccine. Top


The Department of Microbiology of ICH is one of the oldest departments among all the microbiology departments in the state. Many of the foremost researchers in this field have served in our institute. The department offers excellent services in certain fields and tries to incorporate the latest developments in microbiology.Top


Kidney clinic was started in 1986 under the guidance of Late Prof (Dr) G k Mehrotra, DCH, PhD. Since then Kidney Clinic is held every Thursday .Top


The Pediatric Neurology clinic of our Institute is one of the first of its kind, started over 2 decades ago. The outdoor runs 4 days a week. It streamlined the diagnosis and follow-up of these cases, now further facilitated by our new acquisition, the VIDEO-EEG. Further development of this department is in the future plans of our Institute.Top
Nibedita Centre
Nibedita Centre

Nibedita Centre for Challenged Children

Since 1975 Child Guidance Clinic is probably the only specific institutional centre in Kolkata that provides complete child psychiatric services through psychometric, pharmacotherapy, behavior therapy, counseling, speech therapy etc. It runs a special school for challenged children and carries out regular academic, research and public awareness activities....moreTop


The neonatal Unit of ICH consists of 16 bedded NICU and 18 bedded sick care baby unit. The unit is backed by Radiant Warmer, Phototherapy, CPAP, Ventilators, ABC, Potable USG, Potable X-ray EEG, MRI and neonatal surgery.
This is supported by NICU follow-up, neurodevelopment followup, ROP and Audiological Clinic. Top


The maternity Unit of ICH consist of 16 bedded A/c ward backed by well equipped OT and labour room with facility available for delivering high risk pregnancy, general gynecological operation and MTP. Daily out patients consulation is also available. Top


The Institute started functioning with this department among others in 1956. The department was initially headed by the most eminent ophthalmologist Dr Nihar K Munshi during the starting year. Presently the department is run by highly experienced ophthalmologists.Top


PathologyThis department is carrying out tests of various clinical samples of patients for haematology, clinical pathology, cytology and histopathology since its inception. The department has slalwarts like Late Prof.P.C.Sengupta, an internationaly acclaimed scientist in kalaazar research and also Late Prof.N.C.Dey. We are performing full counter and about 100 cases are done per day.Top

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

A Cardiothoracic Unit has been started our institution since December 2000 and till now has operated upon 31 of congenital Heart conditions successfully at minimum cost.Top

Pediatric Orthopedics

This department, under the aegis of the pediatric surgery unit was amongst the first to offer dedicated pediatric orthopedic care. The department flourished under the guidance of Late Dr Ashoke Sengupta and there are specialists for treatment of complex orthopedic conditions involving the limbs and spine. It runs an outdoor clinic everyday and performs operations on a regular basis. In conjunction with pediatric neurologists it also provides Botox injection and surgical corrections in neuromuscular conditions. The department has corrected largest member of CTEV in Eastern India.Top

Pediatric Surgery

The department is the oldest one of the Institute. Dr Umesh Chandra Chakraborty, the pioneer and father of pediatric and neonatal surgery of India headed the department for nearly three decades. The department developed and trained many Pediatric surgeons of India who headed surgical departments of many hospitals in India. The department now is managed and run by a team of dedicated pediatric surgeons of high repute. The department now imparts training for students of MRCS(UK). ICH is a partner hospital of Smile Train express and offers free surgical repair of cleft lip and palate. Since 2006 onwards 3500 operations have been done in our hospital. It also partnered with BSF (Border Security Force) of India to help in their outreach program.Top


One of the oldest departments of the institute. Originally established by the members of the Lions club at kalighat in 1964, the department was headed by the most eminent physician of physical medicine of calcutta, Dr.S.K.Banerjee. The department provides services of all types of physical medicine and surgeryTop


Pediatric radiology has been synonymous with institute of child health ever since the inception of the hospital and associated with pioneers in this field in India like Dr.Sisir Kumar Bose. Apart from plain xray and special investigations like barium studies. IVP and MCU, the institute offers excellent ultrasonography and echocardiography services comparable to the best in the country.Top

Speech Therapy

This relatively is new department, which is only about half-a-decade old is linked with the ENT department. The department renders highly skilled services to the speech and hearing impaired children and toddlers.Top