Medanta Launches Women and Child Care Services in Gurugram
Mar 22, 2023
Bringing comprehensive, world-class women and children services on a common platform, Medanta Gurugram announced the launch of Institute of Women and Children. Led by Dr. Praveen Khilnani, the Institute will be a centre of excellence for neonatal and paediatric care, obstetrics, and gynaecological disorders. Dr. Khilnani (Chairman) – will be supported by eminent paediatric critical care specialist Dr. Rajiv Uttam (Director and HoD – Paediatrics, Paediatric ICU and Paediatric Emergency), neonatology expert Dr. T.J. Antony (Director and HoD - Neonatology and Neonatal ICU), and high-risk obstetrics and gynaecology expert Dr. Preeti Rastogi (Director and HoD – Obstetrics and Gynaecology).
Women of all ages – right from the onset of puberty to pregnancy, menopause and beyond – will get round-the-clock access to comprehensive treatment backed by advanced technology, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and facilities here. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology department, led by Dr. Preeti, will be equipped to provide complete obstetrics care, including high-risk pregnancies and painless childbirth, and treatment of all gynaecological conditions.
To ensure the wellbeing and address the health complications of children across all age groups (from birth till 18 years of age) the general Paediatrics, Paediatric Intensive Care and Paediatric Emergency department, led by Dr. Uttam, will provide dedicated services across all paediatric super specialties. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, led by Dr. Antony, will offer all the latest facilities required to treat even the most severely ill neonates. It will also provide developmental supportive care to new-born babies, such as day-night light cycling and facilities for kangaroo mother care. The world-class facility will also provide care for extremely small preterm babies weighing less than 1 kg.
The level-3 paediatric and neonatal ICUs will be equipped with high-end supportive infrastructure, including echocardiography, ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), therapeutic hypothermia, inhaled nitric oxide, total parenteral nutrition, double wall incubators, transport incubators, volume-targeted ventilation, high-frequency ventilation, and other ventilation techniques such as non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and heated humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC). The paediatric and neonatal teams will be supported by paediatric super-specialists from all departments including pulmonology, cardiology & cardiac surgery, gastroenterology & gastro surgery, neurology & neurosurgery, nephrology & urology, haematology & cancer, endocrinology, orthopaedics, genetics & metabolomics, liver, kidney & bone marrow transplant, ophthalmology, and ENT. The institute will also provide 24x7 paediatric emergency care, supported by paediatric transport services.
“Good health of women and children is crucial for the health and wellbeing of our nation. The Institute of Women and Children brings together on a single platform, highly skilled and experienced doctors, cutting-edge technology and infrastructure to provide the most comprehensive gynaecological and paediatric care of the highest standard,” said Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta.