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Department of   Dietetics & Therapeutics

Dietetics is a field, specializing in Therapeutic and Clinical nutrition. The dietetic profession is expanding work in multi-disciplinaries to provide wholesome health care to patient. Dietetics and Therapeutics department is one of the most important hospital services contributing to the recovery of health through scientifically prepared diet. This department contributes towards the basic needs for good nutrition for the patient.

The Department has manpower of one hundred and thirty six placed in different units. The senior managerial & supervisory staff includes.

-           Mrs. Nasreen Paul                                Sr. Manager. (Officer Incharge)

-           Mrs. Shahana Qureshi                          Sr. manager.

-           Mr. Manzoor Ahmad                            Catering Officer

-           Jr. Dietitian                                                       - 3 -

-           Asstt. CateringSupervisor.                                - 3 -


In-patient food services, Nutrition & Diet Therapy Consultation and counseling, and teaching Post-graduate students of Nutrition, dietetics and food service management are the main activities, this department is involved with.

1.         Food Service  Management:

The whole Dietetics and Therapeutic department is consciously involved to ensure that the prescribed diets  are given to the respective in-patients. Our team of dietitians plan the meals and cycle menu according to the seasonal availability of food stuffs and also as per the approved dietary scales. Our team of professionally trained cooks does the mass production of cooking of healthy meals hygienically and the service staff renders hygienic and in-time service to inpatients under the guidance of qualified supervisory staff and Dietitians.

2.         Recruitment and promotions :

3.         Academics :-

-          The department is recognized to impart internship training to students  pursuing P.G degrees in    Dietetic   &  Clinical   Nutrition. During this year training of four batches of IGNOU students   and one batch   of   Kashmir   University students  were undertaken. Many Nursing students & students from Kashmir University receive practical training in the Dietetics and Therapeutic department. Also theory classes of B.Sc Nursing   are being  taken by the officials of the  department.      The department provided the  expert guidelines and helped the Directorate of social welfare, Kashmir for revising  the Nutritional and feeding norms for supplementary Nutrition in ICDS scheme for the year 2009.

-           Dr. Vasanta Kohli (Former Chief Manager & Head) and Mrs. nasreen Paul were appointed as examiners by Kashmir  University for conducting practical & Theory examination for PG student of Nutrition and Dietetics.

-           During this year two research proposal have been undertaken by the department .

i.          Dietary trends in Kashmir with reference to Srinagar city.

ii.          A study on patients acceptance of Hospital diets and food services with reference to patients satisfaction.

  • 44th Annual National Conference Of Indian Dietetic Association (3-5th November 2011), Pediatric to geriatric Nutrition Emerging Trends and Challenges.


Jointly organized by

Indian Dietetic Association

Delhi Chapter


Department of Dietetics.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

New Delhi  (AIIMS)


was held at Jawahar Lal Nehru Auditorium, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.


The below mentioned Professionals from the department attended this conference to up-date the professional knowledge.

1. Dr. Vasanta Kohli (Former Chief Manager & Head); was invited to this conference as chairperson. She chaired the first session K.G.Naidu Medical Trust award (for Therapeutic Nutrition) on 3rd of November 2011.

2. Mrs. Nasreen Paul, Sr. Manager of the department was deputed to attend this conference and she attended the conference and presented the paper  titled  “Saffron a high value spice with Multiple uses in food and Health Industry”

3. Mrs. Hinna, Jr. Dietitian also attended the conference and the pre-conference workshop.



- Dr. Vasanta Kohli HOD has attended, the 42th Annual National Conference Indian  Dietetic Association 12-13 December 2009. The theme of the Conference was “Dieteties in India: The challenges Ahead” held at CSM University UP (erstwhile King George Medical College) Lucknow: Chaired scientific session, presented Paper titled. “A study of Dietary Treads in Kashmir in the special reference to Srinagar city”.

- Mrs. Shahana Quershi, Sr. Managar attended a Training Course on Public Health Nutrition  14th   – 18th December 2009, Conducted by the Department of Community Health Administration at National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, .New  Mehurauli  Road, Munirka,  New Delhi sponsored  by the Institute (SKIMS)

- Dr. Vasanta Kohli, has been selected by the Kashmir University for Guiding the Research Dissertation of P.G Students (MSc Dieteties and Clinical Nutrituin). A number of students of IGNOU from Jammu and Srinagar are also doing the research Dissertation under the Guidance of  Dr. Vasanti Kohli.  Mrs. Heena Jr. Dietation is also being appointed  for the research Guidance of PG. students of Kashmir University.

4.         Nutrition & diet Therapy consultation & Counseling:

Besides serving nutritious diet to patients, this department also provides this facilities to both in door & out door patients. Calls from wards are attended by Dietitions as and when it is received.

Dr. Vasanta Kohli provides Nutrition consultation to the out patients in Referral Clinic twice in a week on Monday and Thursday (R.NO. 170)

5.         Man-power :

The total staff strength of Dietetics and Therapeutic department is 136

6.         Statistical Information:

Total No. of  patients  served Diet  w.e.f. September,2008  to August ,2009 is as under:


No. of Patients servied full Diet
No. of Patients served soft diet
No. of patients served liquid diet
No. of patients served therapeutic diet
Total No. of patients served
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:00

Director SKIMS & EOSG

Prof. A. G. Ahangar
Director SKIMS & Ex-Officio Secretary to Government

Dean Medical Faculty

Prof. Altaf R. Kirmani
Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Medical Superintendent

Prof. Syed Amin Tabish
Medical Superintendent

Teaching Activities


TIME : 03:00 PM
Department :
Gastroenterology – II, SKIMS, Soura
Presenter :Dr. Ankush
[P.G. 3rdYear Deptt. Of Gen Medicine]
Clinician In-Charge :
Dr. Jaswinder Singh
[Prof. Gastroenterology-II]
Moderator :
Dr. Ajaz Ahmad Malik [Professor Endocrine Surgery]
Venue : SKIMS Auditorium


TIME: 09:30 AM
Case / Topic :
“Non Communicable Disease Control ” A Comprehensive approach.
Department :
Community Medicine
Presenter :
Dr. Showkat A. Khan [Senior Resident]
Clinician In-Charge :
Dr. Roh-ul-Jabeen Shah [Addl. Prof. Community Medicine]
Moderators :
Prof. Rafi A. Jan
[Department of General Medicine]
Prof. Bashir A. Fomda
[Deptt. Of Microbiology]
Venue: SKIMS Auditorium

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