The Department of Paediatrics came into existence in 1967 with a Bed strength of 30 at District Hospital, Belgaum.  The first Head of the Department was Dr. K.H. Belgaumkar, MRCP, followed by Dr. B. M. Siddibhavi, MRCP, Dr. V.D. Patil, M.D., DCH and Dr. (Mrs.) N.S. Mahantshetti, M.D, Dr. S M Dhaded, MD and Dr. (Mrs) R M Bellad, MD, DCH.  The faculty members during that period were only 3 which have now increased to 17.  The KLE Society’s Hospital was started in 1984 with 25 beds in Paediatrics.  The DCH course was started in 1978 and M.D. Degree in 1982 with an intake of 6 and 3 students per year, respectively. Read more