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About Paediatrics

Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital provides the ultimate quality healthcare to infants, children and teenagers. Each year tens of thousands of children and families from across the state and beyond seek care from our health professionals.

A blend of caring, innovation and dedication keeps us unique. We understand that a hospital can be a scary place for a child and our internationally recognized ambulatory care service helps minimize a child's hospital stay as much as possible by providing ongoing care on an outpatient basis. This is just one example of the many ways we put patients and families at the centre of our care.

It is our responsibility to make sure our children have timely access to treatment in a caring environment. We welcome, support and respect each child, teenager and family member who comes through our doors. Parents are our 'partners' in care because, by working together, we can provide every child with the medical attention they deserve. Our goal is not only to provide groundbreaking care but also to develop and recommend measures that will help prevent illness and injury before.

We provide various services in the paediatrics care for the life care and well being of the children including, but not limited to:

Child Care Emergency Service

Trauma is always unexpected and when it happens to children, it becomes unacceptable. A sudden injury, hospitalization and recovery can cause anxiety, fear and frustration. You may feel confused and frightened by some things you hear and see in the hospital. You may not understand some of the words people use. The experience of advanced medical care may be a completely new world for you. Do not worry, we are here to help.

The Paediatric Emergency Department at Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital offers the only children's advanced trauma centre and L4 paediatric intensive care unit in the southern Chennai region. Certified paediatric emergency physicians, supported by physicians in all paediatric subspecialties, treat critically ill and injured children 24 hours a day. Our team members have all the right credentials to provide excellent care and a better patient experience in our caring, family-centred environment

Our state of the art paediatric facility open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year includes,

  • A full service Paediatric Emergency Department
  • A completely equipped Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • The most comprehensive Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Paediatric Surgery Center
  • High Risk New Born Clinic
  • Immunization Clinic
  • Paediatric Imaging Service
  • Clinical Laboratory Service
  • Specialized Paediatric Ambulatory Services

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital is the first of its kind to start the specialized and dedicated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for the life support of the future generation of our country. It is the multi disciplinary unit which treats the infants, children and adolescents who are critically injured or ill.

The PICU in KMH is designed based on the child-friendly environment and there are separate space and resting areas for the child's family members, so that they can stay close to their children when the child is in the treatment. We will coordinate with child's family members and form family-centered team which supports the child health care.

Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital was started with the motto of providing quality tertiary level health care to new born babies who are critically ill and requires an intensive care after the birth. With the best of faculty and paramedical staffs and state of art technology, NICU in our hospital will act swiftly in providing life support for all neonatal illnesses around the clock.

Paediatric surgery is a sub-speciality of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The common paediatric diseases that may require a surgery includes,

  • Congenital Malformations
  • Abdominal Wall Defects
  • Chest Wall Deformities
  • Childhood Tumours

Paediatric Ambulance 24x7

  • Mini ICU on wheels for Paediatric and Newborn
  • Sophisticated ambulance with monitors/infusions pumps/CPAT/Ventilator/transport incubator
  • Efficient & trained staff will take minimal time to stabilize the patient at referral point.

Child Development Centre

Our Child Development Centre (CDC) focusses on children who experience developmental difficulties such as in:

  • Co-ordination and Movement
  • Speech and Language
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Play, Learning and Everyday Tasks

Our child development staffs work in partnership with parents and families to meet the unique developmental needs of each child. We offer,

  • Neuro Development Assessment
  • Hearing Assessment
  • Paediatric Neuroimaging
  • Neuro Development Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Our Neuro Development Team is highly qualified and widely experienced to deliver the best outcome in our every individual child.
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