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Paediatrics & Neonatology

Aster MIMS department of general pediatrics is committed to improve health of children with care, compassion and expertise.

Our Out Patient clinic plays a critical role in the routine care of young people performing age appropriate health screening diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illness and other disorders that affect children ensuring that children are achieving development milestones, evaluating and detecting developmental or behavioral disorder, educating parents about well- child career, including immunization.

Aster MIMS Kannur have a well-equipped, 7 bedded PICU which take care of life-threatening acute illness in children. It is supported by a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physio- therapist, nutritionist & pharmacist working with various subspecialties, based on the condition of the child. PICU is equipped with ventilators, HFNC, CPAP, BiPAP and monitors for the care of critically sick children.

It also offers post OP care for children who undergo various surgeries. The department has well-equipped Neonatal intensive care units, managed by qualified nurses, duty paediatricians, backed by highly qualified consultants, neonatologists and paediatric surgeon.

The department has state-of-the-art Paediatric medical and surgical intensive care units. We have a well -equipped 13 bedded Out Born NICU and 15 bedded Inborn NICU which takes care of ill neonates.

Advanced Technology & Facilities

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

Paediatric Genetics

We provides comprehensive medical care to children affected with various genetic disorders. We also provide counseling sessions for the parents regarding the recurrence risk in subsequent pregnancies & offer prenatal diagnosis.

We do provide detail clinical evaluation & management services for chromosomal abnormalities, microdeletion syndrome, single gene disorders, skeletal dysplasia, storage disorders, neuro degenerative disorders, Intellectual disability & learning disorders, Inborn errors of metabolism childhood deafness & blindness, connective tissue disorder like Marfan syndrome, Ehlers Danlos syndrome primary amenorrhea, familiar cancer.

We truly focus on antenatal services targeted to the most beneficiary group in our hospital.

Early detection of fetal aneuploidies like down syndrome, Edward syndrome, Patau syndrome & neural tube defects by offering 1st trimester screening test & confirmatory genetic test is advised if screening tests comes as positive by doing chronic villus sampling/amniocentesis.

Early detection of fetal anomalies by offering target anomaly scan & ECHO before 2nd trimester

We do offer periconceptional counseling:

  • Couples having a previous child with down syndrome
  • Couples where one of the parents is a translocation carrier
  • Couples with history of RPL, BOH, infertility (R/C pregnancy loss, R/C abortion)
  • Elderly couple’s especially maternal age > 35 years old (Advanced maternal/paternal age)
  • Couples who are married in relation (consanguineous marriage
  • Couples with family history of known genetic disorders

We offer Diagnostic facilities (genetic test) & post confirmatory test counseling sessions to our patients. Various diagnostic genetic tests available for confirmatory in our department are:

  • Karyotype
  • High resolution karyotype
  • chromosomal microarray
  • FISH for trisomies, sex chromosome
  • FISH for microdeletion syndrome
  • MLPA
  • TP- PCR (triplet primed PCR)
  • EXOME sequencing