Pediatrics & Neonatology

Pediatrics

About Department

Department of pediatrics provides specialized attention and care to the patient. Family centered care for children from birth to teenage in a friendly atmosphere. The department is manned by experienced professionals dedicated in bringing up children healthy. All type of pediatric cases are managed here.

Key Highlights

  • PICU
  • Highly equipped and sophisticated
  • Round the clock intensive monitoring and pediatric critical care service
  • Wall mounted monitors including pulse oximeter
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Availability of pediatrician

  • NICU
  • Well-equipped and highly sophisticated 12 bedded.
  • Neonatal ventilators, phototherapy, TPN, radiant warmers and CPAP machine.
  • Care for preterm, IUGR, ELBW, VLBW and all types of neonatal diseases and their related complications.

  • Pediatric Ward
  • Our department is having a 20 bedded indoor ward in which the children suffering from different acute and chronic illnesses are admitted, adequately treated and discharged regularly.
  • The children admitted are not only from Udaipur zone but also from remote areas of other states.

  • OPD
  • Department is running regular OPD in which besides the treatment of childhood illnesses, parents are educated regarding regular growth monitoring and dietary advice.
  • The department is also running regular immunization clinic in which all the newborns delivered and outdoor patients are immunized.
Neonatology

About Department

Neonatology offers comprehensive neonatal diagnostic and treatment facilities for critically ill newborns. It also is a multidisciplinary research unit, dedicated to providing the highest quality care for all newborns, ranging from healthy neonates to sick or premature newborns requiring close observation or intensive care.

NICU (newborn intensive care unit) is one of our coveted commitments to helping and caring for new life. Not only do we employ the latest in medicine and technology, we use the caring touch to give infants in our charge the best care possible.

Geetanjali hospital is proud to be able to offer world-class neonatal care right here, parents can visit more frequently and stay closer to their child. This opportunity to participate in the care of their infant not only helps with the bonding process, but also gives parents a greater sense of control over the care of their infant. Outstanding and highly committed experts trained in specialized infant care are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to treat babies requiring care in our NICU. These neonatologists work closely with your baby’s doctor, supported by pediatric specialists in cardiology and gastroenterology, and also referral specialists if needed. Our NICU interdisciplinary team includes neonatologists; neonatal nurses, dieticians and pharmacists. We also have a transport team at the ready that facilitates speedy transfer to higher level of intensive care, if needed.

Treatment of new born babies with the following problems

  • Pre-maturity
  • Low birth weight
  • Hyaline membrane disease
  • Congenital pneumonia
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension
  • Respiratory distress
  • Birth asphyxia
  • Sepsis
  • Necrotizing enterocoloitis
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Bleeding neonate
  • Newborn with anemia
  • Newborn with polycythemia
  • Neonatal jaundice requiring phototherapy or exchange transfusion

Facilities

  • Ventilation
  • Surfactant administration
  • Double volume exchange transfusion
  • Single volume exchange transfusion
  • Invasive blood pressure monitoring
  • Invasive CVPM monitoring
  • Central long line
  • Total parental nutrition
  • Managing babies with shock
  • Neurological assessment and proper follow ups for development

Useful info and health tips

Signs of Dehydration for Baby
If your baby is vomiting (not just spitting up small amounts of milk) or has diarrhea, you should watch carefully for these signs that he might be dehydrated:

  • Fewer than six wet diapers in a day
  • Dry mouth and eyes (no tears when she cries)
  • Skin seems dry and slack (doesn’t bounce back when gently pressed)
  • Either fussiness or lethargy
  • Sunken eyes
  • Sunken soft spots on her head
  • Cold and/or splotchy-looking hands and feet

A asthma tip: Keep a clean house
Almost every asthmatic child has a strong reaction to dust, and simply keeping household dust to a minimum can immediately improve your child’s asthma. While keeping your house clean, it is also worth considering removing anything that can easily collect dust – carpet is much harder to keep dust-free than floorboards or tiles; piles of soft toys and knick-knacks are great dust collectors; seasonal clothing (jumpers, scarves, jackets) can become very dusty in the off-season. Using a quality vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will help, as will ensuring all family members take their shoes off at the front door to leave dust and dirt outside where it belongs. Dusting regularly with microfiber cloths which you throw in the washing machine is probably a better idea than spraying plenty of cleaning products around the house and adding to the respiratory loads inside the house.