Paediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18. It is meant to reduce rate of death in infants and children, control the spread of infectious disease, promote healthy lifestyles for a long disease-free life and help ease the problems of children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Paediatrics is a collaborative specialty with other medical specialists and healthcare professionals and subspecialists of paediatrics to help children with problems. Paediatrics is not only about keeping the child disease free but also looking after their holistic development. In this context paediatricians are also involved with the prevention, early detection, and management of problems including:
- Developmental delays and disorders
- Behavioural problems
- Functional disabilities
- Social stresses
- Mental disorders including depression and anxiety disorders
Our team of highly experienced consultants are well equipped to deal with various problems of this vulnerable age group of patients.