Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

Nutrition and Dietetics

The Department of Dietetics, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, since its inception in the year 1954 has been an indispensable health care service headed by Ms. Mukta Vasishta with 10 experienced Dieticians working coherently in providing specialized therapeutic well balanced diet to the patients.

Nutrition The department is involved with the following.

Diet and Nutrition Therapy : We delve deep into the existing medical condition of the patient(both IN and OUT patient) and therapy recommends appropriate dietary intake for accelerating recovery and controlling the metabolic parameters as required, depending upon the clinical condition of the patient. This is done through elaborate counseling at primary stages, followed by suggestive dietary procedures and scheduled follow ups.

The wide spectrum of services offered nurture every phase of human life – from the nascent stages of the intrauterine life through the blossoming adolescents and child bearing age of post menopausal year. The department pursues to excel in the following specialists Pediatric Nutrition. Diabetes Management, Genetic, Atkins Diet For Epilepsy, Malnutrition, Maternal Nutrition, Renal Diseases, Liver diseases, Gastrointestinal disorders such as Ileostomy, IBS, Colostomy, Pancreatitis, Whipples Disease, liver ,diabetic, G.I. disorders, Oncology, Obesity, , Bariatric, Enteral & Parental Nutrition, Critical & Respiratory Care, Geriatrics, Life Style Modification etc.

The experienced team offers services like daily visits, diet planning of meals, dispatching hygienically prepared and nutritionally adequate diet to the patients in heated trolleys, supervised dually by the Dieticians and Catering Department. Dietetics Department offers services like daily OPD, carries out regular diet lectures, and camps for corporate, communities and schools as well as medical education and training for professionals.

Dietician assesses the nutritional needs of all the patients and then formulates individualized diet plans taking into considerations the biochemical parameters in order to maintain individual health. Special emphasis is laid on therapeutic diets in order to treat different disease / metabolic disorders etc.

The hospital has a centralized kitchen service system. The kitchen provides disease specific diet to all categories of patients like suites, deluxe rooms, nursing home, semi nursing home, semi paying, general wards, and day care & dialysis patients.

Standardization and assurance of food and dietary service is maintained and regulated through NABH, ISO policies etc and updated from time to time.

Our Aim and Objectives

The aim of this department is to provide state of the art services for continuous evolution increasing requirements of the patients as per their clinical condition.

  • To provide the appropriate normal and therapeutic diet for in-patients as well as disseminating knowledge & awareness to the community as an integral part of the total patient care.
Our Team

In charge, Nutrition and Dietetics: Dr. Sudhakar Vira (Sr.M.A.O) H.O.D., Nutrition and Dietetics: Ms Mukta Vasishta (Principal Dietician)

  • Senior Dieticians :
  • Ms. Vandana Verma
  • Ms. Charu Sadana

 

  • Dieticians :
  • Ms. Megha Puri,
  • Ms. Kanchan Sondhi

 

  • Assistant Dieticians :
  • Ms. Preeti Teotia,
  • Ms. Satnam Kaur,
  • Ms. Shipra Srivastava,
  • Ms. Ruby Garg,
  • Ms. Priyanka Arora,
  • Ms. Fareha Shanam
Areas for Nutritional Care
  • Critical Care Medicine/ ICU/Trauma/Burn Care
  • Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
  • Chest Medicine
  • Dental Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Genetic Medicine/Metabolic Disorders
  • Multi organ transplantation (Kidney/Liver/Heart)
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Gastroenterology /Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopedics / Knee/Hip Replacement
  • Pediatrics/Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Dialysis
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Bariatric Surgery