Children are the most precious gift that parents can have and the health and wellbeing of the child is of paramount importance to the family. Children are not miniature adults and the branch of paediatric deals with diseases in children and treats them. Also the Pediatrics specialty attends and treats other issues related to the children. It was only in late 1800 that the need to develop a special medical branch for the children was perceived and special care and attention was given to the health and wellbeing of the children.
It is a highly specialized branch requiring astute observation and timely interventions.
Child specialists (paediatricians) are the doctors trained in childhood diseases. However, paediatricians unlike other specialties of Medicine not only deal with the disease processes but are also involved in the wellbeing, growth and development of children. Their task is further complicated by the fact that children, especially, the younger ones are not able to communicate their problems and entire history is often given by the care giver only. Hence, paediatricians are often called as human vets.
Vaccines are probably the single most effective medical intervention that has resulted in saving the lives of millions of children over the years. As the science advances newer vaccination are invented to deal with the diseases that are incurable or which cause very high degree of disability or death among the children. Hence with the advent of vaccination, scourges of mankind such as Small POX, Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis, and Tuberculosis have either been eradicated or the disease burden has been greatly reduced.
We at Shalby Hospitals have the facility to provide the latest and most effective vaccinations. For this purpose we are conducting a regular vaccination Outpatient department where the children will not only be vaccinated but will also be monitored for their growth and development by the in house paediatricians.
At Shalby Hospital we have a well equipped and established “Neonatology” unit which is specialized for Neonatal Ventilation and management of extremely low birth weight babies (less than1KG). The unit of Obstetrics & Gynaecology along with Neonatal Department provides Ante-natal care as well Post-natal care.
Neonatology is a fast developing and highly specialized branch which deals with not only the normal babies but also premature babies (babies born before 37 seven weeks of gestation (pregnancy) with low birth weight (less than 2.5 KG).
Besides the advanced neonatal care, the department of Paediatrics at Shalby Hospital also provides the comprehensive care for children of all ages. The services include regular Outpatient department (OPD), Vaccination OPD, Admission facility as well as emergency care.
Further, we also run three pediatric specialty clinics; Pediatric Allergy and Asthma and respiratory disorder clinic, Pediatric Adolescent clinic, and Paediatric Obesity clinic. These clinics are run by highly qualified and trained pediatricians who have special interests in the absolute issues.
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