Department of Food and Nutrition

Introduction

Nutrition is both a preventive and therapeutic science, which is an integral aspect of patient care. The food and Nutrition Department forms an integral part of hospital management. It is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting nutritional screening, counseling, and provision of a wholesome diet to patients based on their needs while their stay in the hospital.

 

The objective of the Food and Nutrition Department is to make provision for a clean, hygienic, and nutritious therapeutic diet for the inpatients as per their disease condition.  Department mainly serves the patient's needs in terms of therapeutic diets, diet plans, diet counseling, and special feeds. We cover areas including diabetes, weight management, renal, cancer, neurology, pediatrics, critical care nutrition, etc. The food and Nutrition Department consists of a dietitian who provides expert and evidence-based nutrition advice for the promotion of good health in both IPD and OPD patients


Services

Department of Food and Nutrition provides the following services:

a)      Nutritional screening, assessments, and intervention for a variety of conditions both IPD and OPD patients.

b)      Nutritional management of critical units.

c)      Food service to the admitted patients as per disease.

 



Specialists

Specialists
Degree
Designation

Col Rama Subba

Msc.in Nutrition and Dietetics

Head of Department

Maj Sabrina Lama

B.Tech in Food Technology

Dietician Officer

Ratika Tamang

Msc.in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietician Officer

 

Working Schedule

Monday to Friday (09:00 – 17:30 hrs.)

 

SN

Task

Timing

1.

Critical Unit ward

10 am every morning.

2.

Ward round for referral cases

 

3.

Diabetic OPD

Sunday, Tuesday

4.

Renal OPD

Wednesday

5.

Quality verification of food items prepared before food service