PediatricPaediatrics Department of KG Hospital is a Premier Tertiary level department since it takes care of both preventive and curative aspects of children’s health. The services offered include general out-patient and in-patient care and pediatric surgical services for children of all age groups including new born care. The department also has a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where sick newborns are taken care of. This unit is fully equipped with Radiantwarmer, incubator and phototherapy unit.
Paediatric Surgical work includes management of all birth defects and diseases specific to children as well. Paediatric Laparoscopic Surgery is the highlight of this institution. It leads the country in this field as it was first started here and it acts as a training centre for Paediatric Laparoscopy.
All high-risk deliveries are attended by one of the pediatrician who is well – trained in Neonatal resuscitation of babies. All newborns are screened under “New Born Screening Program” for the presence of any treatable congenital abnormalities.
Preventive Care is the preferred mode of healthcare especially in case of children. “Well baby care” is part of the department’s routine outpatient services. All babies are regularly weighed and diet advice is provided along with routine immunizations in the outpatient department. Apart from these, the newer vaccines like the ‘Hib vaccine (vaccine against ‘Hib meningitis), Brain fever, Hepatitis B vaccine and the typhoid vaccine are also administered. Prenatal services and counselling are also offered.