In the past decade Paediatric Critical Care has rapidly grown in India but still remains a developing branch as far as Indian scenario is concerned and there are not many places in India where satisfactory critical care is being delivered to the needy children. As an effort to promote this filed of paediatric intensive care in India IAP Intensive Care Chapter was established in 1998.
Since then IAP Intensive Care Chapter has been very active in promoting the field of paediatric critical care. Its membership has grown to more than 500 members.
The chapter has established guidelines for PICUs and education programs; Basic Paediatric intensive Care Certificate Course (fellowship) has been on-going since 2002 in collaboration with ISCCM (paediatric section). Various presentations were made to the national board by our senior colleagues in an effort to establish the DNB Paediatric Critical Care.