When it comes to their children’s future, most parents in India rank professional success more important than a happy life, while in China, being healthy is the number one priority and happiness comes out top in the US, says an article published in The Wall Street Journal in July 2015. India has a child mortality rate of 48 per 1000 live births, according to the World Bank Database. Children are more prone to diseases and environmental issues. Children have a weaker immune system as their digestive, central nervous system and the reproductive system are constantly growing. Exposure to toxic environment or materials can cause irreversible damage.
Why Does Your Child Need Special Medical Care?
It is not only essential to keep your young one protected from toxic environmental exposure or to avoid health damaging habits but you must also take care and love your child. Giving your young one love, care and respect enhances their self-esteem. On the contrary, ill treatment by close family members can affect their mental well being during childhood and even translate into low self-esteem in adulthood.
Also, it is essential to provide your tiny tots with the best paediatric care available in your city. Many reputed hospitals boast state of the art facilities that cater specifically to the medical needs of children. A child’s body is different from an adult’s and therefore requires special care. Because the child is growing constantly, a disease attacks his/her immune system differently.
Also, ailments should not be taken lightly. No ailment is irrelevant, especially when it comes to kids who might be able to explain their condition perfectly. Therefore, it is essential that you identify the kind of specialist care your kid needs. You might want to consult a General Paediatrician who can then refer you to specialist.
Some of the paediatric specialities that children’s hospitals in offer are General Paediatrics, Neonatology, Paediatric Surgery, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Haematology and Oncology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Dentistry, ENT, Nutrition, Psychiatry, Cardiology, Radiology, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Orthopaedics, Occupational Therapy and more.
A paediatric hospital is more adept at treating the medical needs of a child, such as the neonate intensive care unit, which is drastically different from any general ICU. “The children hospital is live 24×7 unlike adult hospitals in which most of them go to sleep at night, except the emergency department. In children’s hospital you may have around 15 admissions in the evening and around 40-50 admissions in the night,” said Mr Ramesh Kancharla, MD, Rainbow Hospital, Hyderabad in an interview to The Economic Times in October 2015. To find out more about paediatric hospitals in your city, you can browse the internet and view detailed information about the facilities and specialist care offered by them.