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DEPARTMENT:Dietetics
Ms. Paromita Das Dutta, MSc, PG Dip(Diet)
Dietitian
TEAM:coming soon
Detail:Objectives of the department
Diet Therapy has an immense evidenced role in treatment as well as prevention of Cancer. The Department of Dietetics was started to make Diet Therapy an integral part of Treatment in this hospital. This Dept. is run singlehandedly by Ms. Paromita DasDutta, Dietitian, since its inception in 1997. She plans diets for patients, educates people about eating healthy foods, supervises food preparation and service to inpatients of CNCI (H).
Brief description of the work done
Management Activities
She is in charge of meal planning on a large scale and trains new workers. Supervises workers to plan, prepare and serve meals. She inspects the meals that workers prepare. She assess that the proper nutrients are being supplied. In addition, she checks that the food looks and smells good. She conducts Inspection of Kitchen (outside Hospital Premises) at regular intervals along with Kitchen Inspection Committee.  
Administrative Activities
She prepares Tender Papers, drafts Advertisement, fix rates, by doing Comparative Study of Submitted Tenders for procurement of cooked food for the in patients of CNCI (H). She performs the duties as Convener of Diet Committee. She also maintains records and prepares reports to everything pertaining to patients’ diet. She checks that safety and cleanliness rules are being strictly followed. She does the checking, verification and certifying Monthly Diet Bills.   
Clinical Activities
She is in charge of providing foods that provide the correct nutrients for patients, in close coordination with doctors and health care workers. Based on patients' health and nutritional information, she develops diets. She checks that the diets are helping patients getbetter, and changes the diet according to the patients’ need. She does the Nutritional Assessment, Nutrition Prescriptions, daily Ward Rounds and OPD clinics. She issues Home Diet Charts to discharged patients and prepares Special Therapeutic Diet Charts.
Other Recent Activities
She is currently pursuing Part‐time PhD in Clinical Nutrition under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) Jaydip Biswas, Director, C.N.C.I. from the West Bengal University of Health Sciences. She is the founder Secretary of a voluntary nonprofit professional association “Society for Nutrition & Dietetics” founded in 2012.  She is the Honorary Secretary of International College of Nutrition, Calcutta Chapter, a voluntary nonprofit professional association since 2008. She has delivered lectures and radio talks on various occasions at different forums. She has given internship training to 30 students of M.Sc. (Nutrition) and P.G. Diploma in Dietetics students. She is the coordinator of Eastern Zone of All India Registered Dietitian Examination of IDA as well as examiner of the Clinical Dietetics – Paper II of the said examination.
She has been registered as a Reviewer of “Food & Nutrition Research”, a peer‐reviewed journal that presents the latest scientific research in various fields focusing on human nutrition. The journal publishes both quantitative and qualitative research papers.

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