DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
Children are the future of the nation and caring for them becomes responsibility of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. The dedicated Pediatric team focuses on the care and health of children till 18 years of age. Their clinical expertise, outpatient and diagnostic facilities and in- patient facilities in a safe and caring environment instills confidence and promotes healing. Paediatric Department located in Keshav Bhandarkar Centre For Maternal & Child Health Kasturba Hospital, Manipal provides a full range of tertiary pediatric care, health promotion and prevention programs for children and adolescents. The hospital caters to children along the Konkan coastal from Calicut to Goa. The medical staff has responded to the changing needs of children requiring inpatient care by developing need based clinical services.
TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES
The objectives of the department are:
To provide high quality treatment for complex and serious diseases affecting children in addition to common paediatric problems. The department comprises of 5 units - 4 general paediatric and neonatal unit. In addition it has a good liason with the paediatric department at Dr T M A Pai Hospital, Udupi and Dr T M A Pai Rotary Hospital, Karkala where residents do their community posting.The department has carved a niche for itself by being compassionate, paying attention to details, updating with and putting into practice the latest developments in the field,empowering the parents with the childʼs illness, so much so that difficult cases from other medical colleges are referred. Procedures Care of Extremely Pre mature Babies Ventilation & Surfactant Administration Care of High Risk Neonate Care of Post Surgical Neonate Screening for Retinopathy for Pre maturity Phototherapy Partial Exchange transfusion Arterial BP Monitoring in High Risk Neonate Normal Neonatal Care In addition to diagnosing and treating serious and complicated illnesses, encompassing the various subspecialities of paediatrics, it has expanded the area under preventive and rehabilitative services.The good support from the specialities of Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, ENT, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology and Oncology, Pedodontia ensures that the child who comes to the department gets the best. In addition there is 24 hour laboratory support(NABL certified), 100% voluntary blood transfusion services with facilities for component therapy.
- Bone Marrow Including Biopsy
- Abdominal tap
- Pleural tap
- Ventricular tap
- Kidney Biopsy
- Liver Biopsy
- Liver Abscess Aspiration
- Lung Aspiration
- Central I.V. Access
- Ascitic Tap
- Peritoneal dialysis
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The NICU unit which is one of the best in the state is equipped with state of the art technology and equipment to come for the primative and high risk new borns.
- Care of Extremely Pre mature Babies
- Ventilation & Surfactant Administration
- Care of High Risk Neonate
- Care of Post Surgical Neonate
- Screening for Retinopathy for Pre maturity Phototherapy
- Partial Exchange transfusion
- Arterial BP Monitoring in High Risk Neonate
- Normal Neonatal Care
- High risk Clinic
- Downʼs Syndrome Clinic
Genetics Clinic Information
The Genetics Clinic at Kasturba Hospital is providing clinical evaluation, diagnosis, management and counseling facilities to patients with genetic diseases. In association with Manipal Life Sciences Center, we offer karyotyping, fluorescence in situ hybridization, molecular diagnosis and biochemical evaluation to various genetic disorders. The clinic has strong laboratory support from hematology, biochemistry, microbiology and pathology which may be needed for the patients with genetic disorders. The DNA diagnostic tests for thalassemia, sickle cell disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, hemophilia etc are provided for diagnosis of patients, carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis.