Childhood is a time for minor injuries and sicknesses that are a normal part of growing up. However, it is also a time when major illnesses canstrike. Many of these can result inlifelongmedical complications. A sick child is always a cause of concern and stress for parents. What often makes it worse is the child’s inability to clearly explain the symptoms that he or she is going through. Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the health and medical care of infants and children.
The aim of pediatrics is to cure illness as well provide health services to prevent healthy children from contracting illnesses. Among the major roles of a pediatric doctor are the treatment to injuries and infections, diagnosing and treating genetic and congenital conditions, organ diseases and dysfunctions and cancers.
Pediatrics is a highly specialized form of medicine as the range of conditions to be treated is vast and children, because their bodies are stilldeveloping and growing, require treatments and medications that are different from thosewhichare suitable for adults. The pediatrics department at NMC offers the best in diagnosis and treatments to enable rapid and complete recovery which helps children get over the trauma of sickness and also to bring comfort to parents who know that their children are receiving the highest standards of treatment.
The pediatric services available include:
- Consultation of various ailments