Aditya Birla Institute of Child Health
Key Consultants of the Department
Aditya Birla Institute of Child Health (ABICH ) offers state of the art tertiary care in various paediatric specialties. The centre has an outstanding team of pediatric specialists covering all major fields in paediatrics to provide comprehensive management of problems in neonates and children.
(ABICH ) has the back up of a wide range of super speciality services at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital such as Cardiothoracic surgery, interventional radiology, transfusion medicine, state of art pathology and microbiology lab and imaging services.
Excellent support is available from experts in rehabilitation and physiotherapy, dietetics and nutrition, child guidance etc.
The department has well equipped paediatric and neonatal intensive care units comparable to the best in the world. The department also offers facilities for transport of critically ill babies and children. Here, the emphasis is on teamwork because only a holistic approach ensures optimum care.
► Services -
1) Paediatric Emergency Department
A dedicated bay for managing paediatric emergencies in the emergency room staffed by trauma registrar and trained CMO.
2) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A tertiary unit with advanced equipment including high frequency ventilators caters to pre mature babies with special needs and those born after high-risk pregnancies such as those following In-vitro fertilization. The unit provides pre and postoperative management of neonatal emergencies.
They provide round the clock cover and function as a team. Parents of babies admitted to the unit are allowed unlimited access to visit the baby. They are encouraged to actively participate in the day-to-day care of their baby. Mothers are encouraged to room in with the baby.
The neonatal and obstetric units work closely together. Difficult pregnancies are discussed and the delivery is planned in such a manner as to benefit both mother and baby.
3) Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
Modern 9 bedded unit provides tertiary care for critically ill children with respiratory failure, shock, cardiac, renal and hepatic failure and postoperative multi-specialty surgical cases. Also available are invasive blood pressure, central venous pressure, Intracranial pressure monitoring and continuous renal replacement therapy. The ICU services are supported by qualified intensivists, clinical assistants, paramedics and trained nurses.
4) Acute Care Child Transport Services
A dedicated transport team is available for retrieval of sick neonates and children. A transport incubator with monitoring facilities and transport ventilator (globe trotter) save transport over long distances.
5) Paediatric Neurology
Expert evaluation and assessment of neurological disorders in children such as epilepsy, movement disorders, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, mental retardation, autism & learning disabilities backed by comprehensive rehabilitation programmed for the physical and mental handicaps arising from these conditions.
An on going high infant follow up programme coordinated between neonatology and neurology helps to identify infants showing developmental compromise and provides early interventional therapy by a multidisciplinary team from as early as first 6 months of life.
6) Paediatric Nephrology
Only unit in Western Maharashtra offering continuous renal replacement therapy. Comprehensive kidney transplant package would be provided.
7) Adolescent Medicine
Addresses teenage concerns involving physical and psychological needs and various ailments. Services provided include psychological testing and counselling, assessment and management of behavioural, sexual and various other problems including enuresis, obesity and feeding fads.
8) Neonatal and Paediatric surgery
Expertise is available for correction of major congenital malformations in the neonate. Highly specialized facilities exist for the management of emergencies and complex surgical problems in infants and children. Paediatric bronchoscopy, cytoscopy, laproscopy and thoracoscopy, both diagnostic and therapeutic also available.
9) Paediatric Endoscopy Services
Diagnostic esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy and colonoscopy in neonates and children and therapeutic endoscopy for varices (sclerotherapy and band ligation), bleeding lesions, foreign body removal and polypectomy are available round the clock.
10) Paediatric Cardiac surgery
Facilities available for various complex cardiac surgeries like PDA ligation, ASD, VSD, TOF, Coarctation repairs, Arterial switch, TAPVC repair and various valvular surgeries.
11) Paediatric Orthopedic Surgery
This super-specialty encompasses all the orthopaedic disorders, both traumatic and non-traumatic (congenital, developmental, infective, neuromuscular, idiopathic and others), afflicting a growing skeleton, including neonates, children and young adults. Patients are thoroughly assessed by a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and subsequently assigned appropriate treatment, in conjunction with the desired inputs of other paediatric personnel.
Comprehensive immunization service for all vaccine-preventable diseases under close medical supervision.
13) Nutrition support
Paediatric dietetic expertise is available for counselling. The paediatric dieticians are experienced in managing a variety of clinical conditions such as celiac disease and cow’s milk allergy which require skilled dietetic input. An indigenous gluten free diet book has been prepared by the department. Comprehensive eternal and parental nutrition support is routinely provided to all patients.
The childcare institute is committed to providing the highest quality compassionate care to all in a child friendly setting at an affordable cost.