Pediatrics

PEDIATRICS

Paediatrics is related to the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants,
children, and adolescents. It is a wide-range speciality which enables doctors to be generalists
who treat children and young people with a vast range of diseases and illnesses. A paediatrician
can also specialise in certain medical fields related to children.

To take care of children, a paediatrician will –

 Perform physical exams
 Give the child vaccinations
 Make sure the child meets milestones in growth, behaviour, and skills
 Diagnose and treat the child’s infections, illnesses, health problems, and other injuries
 Provide information about the child’s health, nutrition, safety as well as fitness needs
 Answer questions about the child’s development and growth
 Refer the child to specialists if they think the child requires expert care

About Paediatricians

A paediatrician is a medical expert with exceptional skills and training in the diseases and
illnesses that tend to affect the health and development of infants, children and teenagers.
Paediatricians have a vast knowledge of various ailments that can affect children’s health,
behaviour, welfare, as well as education. They also understand how different illnesses and
conditions relate to each other. Some paediatricians undergo general training while others
specialise in areas like neonatology which involves treatment of newborn babies along with
extensive newborn care. Other areas include cardiology (heart diseases) or development and
behaviour etc.

Why a Child Needs a Paediatrician?

Some of the reasons why a person should prefer a paediatrician over a family doctor are:

 Paediatricians have special training in children’s health.
 Since they only deal with children in their practice, they tend to have a lot of experience
in recognising as well as treating childhood illnesses.
 If a child is born early or has a health condition that requires close monitoring, a
paediatrician can offer more specialised care as compared to a family doctor.

Services

The Department of Paediatrics comprises of well qualified and experienced team of doctors. We
offer out-patient, in-patient and intensive care services. Pediatric department is focused on
providing the following services :

 Postnatal care
 A neonatal unit capable of handling all High-Risk Antenatal Cases
 All Childhood Ailments
 Well baby and Healthy Child Clinic
 Growth and Development Monitoring
 Vaccination and Immunization
 Pediatric surgery

Consultant

Dr Mrigind Singh 
MD Pediatrics



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