KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Department of Dietetics

NUTRITION AND DIETETICS DEPARTMENT

Food service facilities (patient’s kitchen) are in existence since the year 1926. The first postof dietitian was created in the year 1964 held by Mrs. Meena Prabhu (1964 – 1987) and Mrs. Meena Gupte (1964 – 1988). This was followed by Mrs. Sheetal Mhamunkar (1979-2004), Ms. Bernadette Lewis (1985-2011) and Mrs. Mansi Bapat (1987 – 2015). Currently, hospital has 5 dietitians mentioned below.

Department of dietetics is an important segment of institution as it caters to provide food service to all the indoor patients. It also provides specialized medical nutritional therapy to indoor and outdoor patients.

STAFF:
NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION and EXPERIENCE
Mrs. Safala Mahadik Dietician Educational Qualification and Certification:

–          P.G. D. in Nutrition and Dietetics, Mumbai University

–          Registered Dietitian, IDA – RD no. 17/1995

–          Certified Ketogenic/ Epilepsy dietitian

–          Certified FODMAP/IBS dietitian, MONASH university

–          Certified ESPEN LLL dietitian

Membership:

–          Life member of Indian Dietetics Association (IDA)

–          RD Representative and Local Executive Committee member of IDA, Mumbai chapter

–          Life Member of Indian Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism

–          Block member of ESPEN

–          Life member of IAPEN & honorary faculty for Nutrition & Dietetics, India

–          Member, Asian Institute of Epilepsy and Ketogenic diet, Mumbai

Publication:

–          “Benefits of Health and Nutrition” for the Police health survey, Zone III-V in the Police department magazine ‘Operation Arogya’ in September 2009

–          “Dietary Management in Cardiovascular Disease” in Concepts and Skills for Practical dietetics, December 2010 (NIN, Hyderabad)

Research Project:

–          Co-author for “Epidemiological study of cholelithiasis” published in the Journal of continuing Education for Surgeons Feb 1996 1(5). page np. 39-42

–          Co-author for the study on “Does dietary fiber benefit patients with chronic ischemic heart diseases”, published in JAPI 2000, 48(9), page no. 871-876

–          Co-author for the study on “Effects of Soya fortified wheat flour on blood lipids and apoB in hypercholesterolemic individuals” published in Indian Practitioner, August 2005, 58(8), page no. 481-488

–          Evaluation of effect of blend of Rice bran oil and Safflower oil in 70:30 proportion on lipid profile in hyperlipidemic patients, 2003

–          Assessment and Intervention role in “Clingiene study on osteoporosis” (protocol no. MK – 0822-018)

Years of experience:

32 years at KEMH

Mrs. Neha Pansare Dietician Educational qualification:

–          P.G. D. in Nutrition and Dietetics, SNDT university

Membership:

–          Life member of IDA

Years of experience:

11 years at KEMH

Ms. Bhakti Tulaskar Dietician Educational qualification and Certifications:

–          B. HSc, SNDT University

–          P. G. D. in Nutrition and Dietetics, SNDT University

–          Registered Dietitian, IDA – RD no. 55/ 2008

–          Certified Ketogenic/ Epilepsy dietitian

–          Certified course in orientation on Pediatric Clinical Nutrition, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Mumbai

–          Certified FODMAP/IBS dietitian, MONASH university

Membership:

–          Life member of IDA

–          Life member of NSI

Years of experience:

5 years at KEMH

–          Former Senior dietitian at Wadia hospital (2010-2016)

Ms. Deepa Nachankar Dietician Educational qualification and Certifications:

–          B. HSc, SNDT university

–          MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics, SNDT university

–          Registered Dietitian, IDA – RD no. 016/2012

–          Certified Diabetes Educator

–          Certified course in orientation on Pediatric Clinical Nutrition, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Mumbai

Membership:

–          Life member of IDA

 

Years of experience:

5 years at KEMH

–          Former dietitian at Bhatia hospital (2013-2016)

Ms. Shruti Shettigar Dietician Educational qualification and Certifications:

–          P. G. D. in Nutrition and Dietetics, Mumbai university

–          Registered Dietitian, IDA – RD no. 045/2015

–          Certified Diabetes Educator

–          Certified course in orientation on Pediatric Clinical Nutrition, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Mumbai

–          Certified FODMAP/IBS dietitian, MONASH university

Membership:

–          Life member of IDA

Years of experience –

5 years at KEMH

–          Former research dietitian at TATA hospital (2015-2016)

 

LOCATION:
Hospital Kitchen and Diet Office Ground Floor, Old Building
Dietician (General) Room No.67, Ground Floor, Old Building
Dietician (AKD) 3rd Floor, Old Building
Dietician (Endocrine) 103, 1st Floor, Endo Department
Dietician (CVTC) Room No. 12B, Ground Floor, CVTC Building

 

TIMINGS
Monday to Friday 9.00 AM to 4PM
Saturday 9.00 AM to 12.30PM
  • All referred patients are seen on appointment basis only.

 

SERVICES PROVIDED:

The department of Dietetics provides a dietetic service to all areas within the hospital and also to designated areas in the local community.

  • Food Service Management
  • Plan and provide nutritionally balanced therapeutic meals to indoor patients
  • Plan and provide enteral nutrition formula (Formula feed) to the indoor patients
  • Check quality of food items supplied by MCGM vendors
  • Supervise food preparation and distribution
  • Advice hospital diet department on weekly cyclic menu planning for in-patients
  • Administrative management of kitchen staff and equipments
  • Train kitchen staff on importance of personnel hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation, safety and security measures

Clinical Dietetic Services

  • Prescribe evidence based, tailormade,therapeutic plan for oral, enteral (tube feeds)& parenteral (IV feeds)nutrition for wide spectrum of disease conditions
  • Conduct extensive NUTRITION CARE PROCESS (including nutritional assessment, diagnosis, intervention, counselling and follow ups)for eachreferred indoor patientsand outdoor patients from following departments
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
    • Chest medicine and Environment Pollution Research Center (EPRC)
    • Community medicine
    • ENT surgery
    • Emergency medical services
    • Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
    • General surgery
    • Hematology
    • Medicine wards and OPDs (all units)
    • Neonatology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology and Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedics
    • Pediatrics medicine and surgery
    • Physiotherapy
    • Plastic and reconstructive surgery and burns
    • Preventive and Social medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Skin
    • Urology
  • Train patients and care givers for self-efficient nutritional management (for e.g., understanding basic food science, preparation methods, modifications, etc.)
  • Train healthcare professionals and catering staff in provision of therapeutic diet (viz. in case of enteral/ parenteral nutrition or specialized diet)

Specialized Therapeutic Services

  • Inborn errors of Metabolism (In and Outpatients)
  • Ketogenic Diet (In and Outpatients)
  • Intraoperative Nutritional Care in Bariatric surgery
  • Intraoperative Nutritional Care in Liver and Kidney transplant
  • Intraoperative Nutritional Care in Bowel resection

Teaching Services

  • Internship program for post-graduate, dietetics college interns from various nutrition institutes in India
  • Internship program for students pursuing RD (Registered Dietitian) examination conducted by Indian Dietetic Association
  • Guest lecture for nutrition post graduates as and when required
  • Research guide for nutrition students/ research assistance to medical fraternity
  • Conducting session on nutrition for Nursing students, BPMT students and Medical professionals
  • Organizing nutrition CME and workshop for dieticians/ medical fraternity
  • Provision of Nutritional advisory services to medical professionals and administration as required
  • Conducting nutrition education program for community (peripheral diabetes OPD’s, Maternity Homes, Aanganwadi workers, BMC schools
  • Mid-Day Meal planning for BMC School and Poshak Aahar regime for rural school and hostels in Maharashtra under state Government

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Students applying for internship should fulfill following criteria:

For College Internship (only for PG Diploma and Masters)

  1. Students must have completed regular/full time course of MSc. or PG. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from recognized college
  2. Student shall be selected for internship only after clearing written test and viva conducted by the team of hospital dieticians
  3. Student must have Student Membership of Indian Dietetics Association (IDA)

For Registered Dietetic (RD) Internship:

  1. Student must have completed regular/full time course of MSc. or PG. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from recognized college
  2. Student must have completed regular/full time graduation degree (BSc Home Science) with specialization in Nutrition / Dietetics from recognized college
  3. Student must haveLife Membership ofIDA
  4. Student shall be selected for internship only after clearing written test and viva conducted by the team ofhospital dieticians

NOTE:

  • Internship of selected students is commenced only after receiving permission from the Dean and Deputy dean (I/C)
  • Internship fees is Rs. 500/ month. Students must complete payment procedure as would be instructed by hospital’s administrative department
  • Internship is subjected to hospital’s rules and regulations. In case, the student fails to abide by the same, internship would be terminated at any point of time
  • Certificate of Completion/ Internship certificate isissued by the administrative department. Thus, students must follow issuing procedures and rules as would be instructed by the admin

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