We endeavor to provide the best healthcare for your child until adolescence, whether as an outpatient or inpatient. If admitted to the inpatient ward we will ensure the child’s stay is as short and as anxiety-free as possible. Our medical team ensures that they recommend appropriate ongoing treatment for their services for children with cardiac, growth and hormone problems, neurological and renal disorders, diabetes, cancer, feeding problems, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, weight problems and those who have graduated from neonatal intensive care. The outpatient department includes daily clinics in general Paediatrics (including immunization). The paediatric department in MGM hospital has one of the best reputation for the management of severe sepsis (blood poisoning) in children, and our HIV clinic has an excellent model of care. Our bone marrow transplant unit and allergy service has one of the best reputation for the treatment of non-malignant blood conditions for the management of children with severe allergic conditions.
Our state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit and well equipped neonatal intensive care unit helps in bringing out the best outcomes and smiles on the faces of our little patients. A wide range of specialists aim to provide the best possible holistic services to infants, children and young people, whether they are acutely ill or living with a chronic condition. All our child patients with their distinctive needs are catered easily and Paediatric residents and specially trained nurses are always available at hand for emergencies.
Our specialty clinics include:
Know more about your child’s health:
|Q: How often should my child see the pediatrician?
|Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.|
|Q: Why do children get so many immunisations?
|Number of immunisations are required in child’s life to protect the first few years of a child’s life to protect the child against the most serious infections of childhood. The immune system in young children does not work as well as the immune system in older children and adults, because it is still immature. Therefore more doses of vaccine are needed.|
|In the first months of life, a baby is protected from most infectious diseases by antibodies from his/her his mother, which are transferred to the baby during pregnancy. When these antibodies wear off, the baby is at risk of serious infections and so the first immunisations are given before these antibodies have gone.|
|Another reason why children get many immunisations is that new vaccines against serious infections continue to be developed. The number of injections is reduced by the use of combination vaccines, where several vaccines are combined into one shot.|