Child Health

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With an eminent team of doctors, Aster Hospitals provides integrated care in a wide spectrum of paediatric specialities. We are guided by our commitment to excellence and high standards of patient care, providing the best health care to all from the neonatal period to adolescence. 

Our centres offer a whole spectrum of services for children and adolescents, which includes Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Well baby clinic, Pediatric Neurology and Child Development clinic, Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology services, Pediatric Infectious disease services, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Hepatology and Gastroenterology services, Pediatric Allergy, Pediatric Nephro-Uro and Pediatric Cardiac services.

Aster Hospitals have paediatric intensive care (PICU) catering to a wide variety of specialities. Our PICU has state-of-the-art equipment & ventilators allow treatment methodologies appropriate to the care of the child. A full range of organ transplant procedures are also available, should any child require it. 

Our team of doctors are most dedicated and committed to their patients. Our consultants are trained in specialized paediatric procedures from the world’s best institutes and widely respected in their field in the country. Our Doctors & Paramedics are skilled and most committed to the health of the children and ensure we are there with the family at every step of your child’s treatment journey.

Aster Hospitals also have paediatric intensive care (PICU) catering to a wide variety of specialities.  Our PICU has state-of-the-art equipment & ventilators allow treatment methodologies appropriate to the care of the child. A full range of organ transplant procedures are also available, should any child require it. 

Apart from India, we also get a significant number of overseas patients in the need of specialized care.

Available Hospitals

We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals

Our Specialities

Through our 25+ specialities, we provide in-depth expertise in the spectrum of advance medical and surgical interventions. Our specialties are integrated to provide a seamless experience.

Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

State of the art technology

Dept of Pediatrics at MIMS has expanded by leaps and bounds; we started off with a good Neonatal Intensive Unit and a general pediatric department in 2002. In the year 2004, in addition to existing clinics The department started different speciality clinics like pediatric Asthma Clinic, Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic and Child Development Clinic. The department has conducted state level CMEs in Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Rheumatology. Our Pediatric Asthma Clinic is conducted with the support of Pulmonology department. Patient education regarding Inhaler Therapy and Prevention of Asthma are highlighted in these clinics. The Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic started with the help of Rheumatology department is the first of its kind in the state. The Child Development Clinic was started with the aim to follow up high risk babies and normal babies for detection of early developmental aberrations so that early help can be instituted. The clinic offers a package of multispecialities which includes ENT, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine. In special circumstances services of Orthopaedic Surgeon, Child Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists are sought.

Pediatric ICU
Pediatric Ventilation
All Pediatric Procedures including Bone Marrow, Liver Biopsy, Bronchoscopy
Pediatric Asthma Clinic
Pediatric Developmental assessment
IQ Testing
Vaccination services
Pediatric Neurology clinic
Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic

NICU

Most infants admitted to the NICU are untimely (delivered before 37 weeks of pregnancy), have low birth weight (under 5.5 pounds), or have a medical condition that requires unique care. Almost a large portion of a million children are delivered preterm, and a significant number of these infants likewise have low birth weights. Twins, triplets, frequently are admitted to the NICU, as they have a tendency to be delivered before than single birth children. Babies with medical conditions, for example, heart issues, or birth deformities are likewise watched over in the NICU. NICU at Aster MIMS Kottakkal is equipped with a best in class level 3 NICU under the direction of all around trained and qualified Neonatologists. We gather in appropriate proof based administration at reasonable cost. The NICU has exceptional offices for, cutting edge neonatal ventilation including high recurrence ventilation, care of to a great degree low weight infants, extraordinary care for postoperative checking (counting cardiovascular cases), surfactant administration, exchange transfusion, total parenteral nourishment, Central venous catheterization

PICU

Our PICU offers access to subspecialties and the most exceptional technologies accessible, and is devoted to giving the largest medical care to our pediatric patients. Subspecialty administrations accessible through the PICU incorporate cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonary, general surgery, oncology, hematology, and bone marrow transplant.

Care in the PICU dependably gives family-focused treatment that is formatively and age-centered, empathetic, and effective for the treatment of different medical issues. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit gives round the clock services to basically sick newborn infants and children, overseen by extraordinarily trained and experienced work force under direct supervision of pediatric specialists.

The facilities include

  • Invasive and non-invasive ventilators 
  • LED phototherapy and consistent multi-parameter checking consolidated with devoted nursing care
  • Pediatric ventilator
  • Pediatric indoor admissions
  • Central venous catheterization
  • Specially trained staff etc.

Faqs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What are paediatrics and neonatology?

Paediatrics is the speciality of medical science dealing with the physical, mental and social health of infants, children and adolescents from birth to young adulthood (up to 18yrs of age).
Neonatology is the sub-speciality of paediatrics that consists of newborn infants’ medical care, especially the ill or premature newborn.
 

What equipment is used in NICU?

Our NICU is the state of art level IV NICU facility with a good patient-to-nurse ratio and a highly skilled specialist available around the clock offering the highest standards of neonatal care.  Our NICU is equipped with advanced neonatal incubators, including transport incubators, invasive and noninvasive ventilators, high-frequency ventilators, transport ventilators, LED, phototherapy units, multiple monitors, invasive blood pressure monitors.

The concept of keeping baby and mother together has been well established, and we try to maintain the same. Exclusive breastfeeding from birth and frequent lactation counselling to ensure adequate and fruitful lactation are emphasised to all mothers.

We treat all the complicated cases like severe RDS, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia requiring ventilation and therapeutic hypothermia, PPHN, congenital heart disease and other surgical emergencies, neonatal injuries, haematological and metabolic conditions, case of extremely premature and extremely LBW babies, NNT requiring IV immunoglobulin’s or exchange transfusion central lines, umbilical catheter ICD tubes, PD catheters are well placed.

All the preterm babies and sick babies are exposed to early intervention programs right from NICU, and we understand that optimum development occurs only with psychological well being. We provide kangaroo mother care and family-centred care as a part of a comprehensive approach to preterm care.

Our department works in conjunction with various sub-specialities to provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive services.

Vaccinations are initiated in the hospital and followed up in our immunisation clinic.

Follow up care of preterm and high-risk babies is provided at over high-risk clinics with developmental assessment and educating need for ROP screening, BERA, regular physical therapy.

We provide antenatal counselling, genetic counselling apart from adequate support for parents.
 

What does a pediatric doctor do?

The pediatric doctor sees your baby many times from birth to 18 yrs of age. Do general examinations, vaccines asses’ growth and developmental milestones in behaviour and skills, diagnosis and treat your child illness, infections, injuries and other health problems. Educates and gives information about your Child’s health, safety, nutrition and fitness needs, refers and collaborates with pediatric specialists if a child needs care beyond the paediatrician expertise.
 

What are the most common childhood diseases?

  • Infectious diseases like flu, gastroenteritis, hand foot mouth diseases, malaria, chickenpox, dengue
  • Congenital anomalies and syndromes
  • Allergic diseases and asthma
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Prematurity
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Surgical illness
  • Nutritional deficiency disorder
  • Developmental and behavioral problems
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Injuries and poisoning

What is the difference between neonatologists and pediatricians?

The paediatrician is a physician who is specially trained in concerned with the health, nutrition, welfare, development, and diseases of children, adolescents, and young adults.

A neonatologist is a physician practicing neonatology who initially receives training as a pediatrician and then completes additional training in neonatology.

What type of support services do you offer in the NICU and the hospital for parents?

Our NICU is the state of art level IV NICU facility with a good patient-to-nurse ratio and a highly skilled specialist available around the clock offering the highest standards of neonatal care.  Our NICU is equipped with advanced neonatal incubators, including transport incubators, invasive and non-invasive ventilators, high-frequency ventilators, transport ventilators, LED, phototherapy units, multiple monitors, invasive blood pressure monitors.

The concept of keeping baby and mother together has been well established, and we try to maintain the same. Exclusive breastfeeding from birth and frequent lactation counselling to ensure adequate and fruitful lactation are emphasised to all mothers.

We treat all the complicated cases like severe RDS, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia requiring ventilation and therapeutic hypothermia, PPHN, congenital heart disease and other surgical emergencies, neonatal injuries, haematological and metabolic conditions, case of extremely premature and extremely LBW babies, NNT requiring IV immunoglobulin’s or exchange transfusion central lines, umbilical catheter ICD tubes, PD catheters are well placed.

All the preterm babies and sick babies are exposed to early intervention programs right from NICU, and we understand that optimum development occurs only with psychological well being. We provide kangaroo mother care and family-centred care as a part of a comprehensive approach to preterm care.

Our department works in conjunction with various sub-specialities to provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive services.

Vaccinations are initiated in the hospital and followed up in our immunisation clinic.

Follow up care of preterm and high-risk babies is provided at over high-risk clinics with developmental assessment and educating need for ROP screening, BERA, regular physical therapy.

We provide antenatal counselling, genetic counselling apart from adequate support for parents.

Can I stay somewhere near my baby?

Yes, our Ramesh hospital; believes in taking all measures to keep mother and child close. We encourage frequent visits of the parents to the NICU and spend some time with the baby. We also have the facility of kangaroo mother care where the mother takes care of her preterm baby in a separate ward under the supervision and aims at family center care.

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