- NICE (24 Bede)
- PICE(20 (Beded)
- Well baby clinic
- Allergy & Asthma clinic
- Adolescent Psychology & Endocrinology
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Pediatric Nephrology
- Children’s Obesity Clinic
Paediatrics is the branch of medicine concerned with the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to the age of 18. The word “paediatrics” means “healer of children”; they are derived from two Greek words: (pais = child) and (iatros = doctor or healer). Paediatrics is a relatively new medical specialty, which did not develop until the middle of the 19th century. Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919) is known as the father of paediatrics.
What does a paediatrician do?
A paediatrician is a children’s doctor who not only provides medical care for children with acute or chronic illnesses, but also preventive health services for healthy children. A paediatrician manages the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the children in his care at all stages of development, both in illness and in health.
Objectives of paediatrics
The objectives of the study of paediatrics are to reduce the rate of death in infants and children, to control the spread of infectious diseases, to promote healthy lifestyles for a long life without disease and help alleviate the problems of children and adolescents with chronic diseases.
Paediatricians diagnose and treat many conditions in children, including: –
- genetic and congenital conditions
- organ diseases and dysfunctions
Paediatrics is concerned not only with the immediate care of the sick child, but also with the long-term effects on quality of life, disability and survival. Paediatricians are involved in the prevention, early detection and management of problems, including: –
- developmental delays and disorders
- behavioural problems
- functional disabilities
- the social stress
- mental disorders, including depression and anxiety disorders