Department Of Paediatrics

No. of beds -6

  • Standard, Semi Private, Private & Deluxe Beds

  • Entertainment and Gaming Zone

  • Comprehensive Children Library

  • Child Development Centre (CDC)

 

Paediatrics is related to the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. It is a wide-range speciality which enables doctors to be generalists who treat children and young people with a vast range of diseases and illnesses. A paediatrician can also specialise in certain medical fields related to children.

To take care of children, a paediatrician will -

  • Perform physical exams

  • Give the child vaccinations

  • Make sure the child meets milestones in growth, behaviour, and skills

  • Diagnose and treat the child’s infections, illnesses, health problems, and other injuries

  • Provide information about the child’s health, nutrition, safety as well as fitness needs

  • Answer questions about the child’s development and growth

  • Refer the child to specialists if they think the child requires expert care

Why a Child Needs a Paediatrician?

Some of the reasons why a person should prefer a paediatrician over a family doctor are:

  • Paediatricians have special training in children’s health.

  • Since they only deal with children in their practice, they tend to have a lot of experience in recognising as well as treating childhood illnesses.

  • If a child is born early or has a health condition that requires close monitoring, a paediatrician can offer more specialised care as compared to a family doctor

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

 

Most preterm babies, i.e. those born before 37 weeks, need to be kept in the NICU for a few days or weeks. Again if your baby is born weak or has low body weight at birth, he will be kept under observation in this unit. In many cases, your newborn often develops apnea and breathing difficulty. Babies who have birth defects many of which require surgery in the newborn period would need to be kept in the NICU for further tests, evaluation, observation and treatment.

In case your baby requires the services of a NICU, it becomes imperative for you to seek professional help to choose the best neonatal care centre for your baby. Doing so can ensure your baby remains and healthy and grows normally, without any birth defects.