Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad, launches state first Paediatric Retrieval Centre & Advanced Paediatric Intensive Care

Ahmedabad, July 26, 2023: Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad, on Tuesday launched a comprehensive multidisciplinary unit especially for children. The unit aims to provide critical childcare services through a dedicated Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a specialised service - Paediatric Retrieval Centre. Dr Manjula Pooja Shroff, Chairperson & Founder, Kalorex Group inaugurated the facility.

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The Level 4 - PICU comprise a team of experts like paediatric neurologist, nephrologist, surgeon, gastroenterologist, hemato-oncologist, endocrinologist, physicians, nurses, and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to critically-ill newborn, infants, and children up to 18 years. 

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The facility’s Pediatric Retrieval Centre is staffed with a dedicated team of paediatric intensivists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who are trained and experienced in the transport of critically-ill children. The team is available 24x7 and is equipped with the necessary resources to provide advanced life support and stabilise the child during transport to the PICU. 

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Speaking about the PICU, Mr Neeraj Lal, COO, Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad, said, “Our PICU is equipped with cutting-edge medical equipment like high-tech ventilators, infusion pumps, advanced imaging facilities, lab services, emergency resuscitation equipment, infection control measures, and even sleeping accommodation for parents. This ensures that we are ready to meet the unique needs of each child in the paediatric ICU and to provide the best possible care for critically-ill children.”

Dr Pushkar Shrivastava, Lead Consultant, Paediatrics & Neonatology, Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad, said, “Our team undergoes regular training and education to stay updated with the latest advancements in paediatric critical care and ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our Pediatric Retrieval Centre is committed to providing expert, rapid, and compassionate critical care services to children in need. Trust us to transport your critically-ill child safely to our specialised pediatric care facility, where they will receive the highest level of care from our dedicated team of medical professionals.”

*This press release is published by VOH team.*

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