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Apollo Cradle, Hyderabad launched Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with round-the-clock multi-disciplinary care.

Date: 3 Oct 18

Apollo Cradle, Hyderabad has inaugurated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) which offers high level of intensive care to critically ill children, with advanced technologies and round-the-clock back up of super specialists. The PICU is equipped with continuous support from a multidisciplinary team which includes Pediatric Cardiologist, Pediatric Nephrologist, Pediatric Rheumatologist, Pediatric Neurologist, Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Pediatric Endocrinologist.

The PICU is equipped to serve children with acute illness, serious injuries from accidents, burns, severe neurological illness or injury, cardiac problems, and also treats those who have undergone complex surgery.

Dr C Suresh Kumar, Head, Department of Pediatrics & Neonatology, Apollo Cradle, said the PICU was launched to provide better services to infants and children with critical diseases. "Our team offers round-the-clock care by super specialists to ensure that the patients have the best possible care available to them," he said.

Dr Sharmila Kaza, Consultant Paediatrician, Apollo Cradle, said that the PICU addresses the needs of children from 6 months to 12 years, while Neonatology ICU takes care of just born infants upto the age of 6 months. Ailments specific to this age group has to be dealt differently, she said.


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