Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the care of children from birth up to 18 years of age. The Paediatrics team works to make every child as comfortable as possible during their time in the hospital, by providing a friendly, cheerful, and comfortable environment, while offering clear explanations and support to patients and their families.
At South Shore we offer specialized paediatric services ranging from newborn care to immunization services, general out-patient clinics, jaundice clinics, well baby clinics, specialized paediatric care and paediatric surgical services.
Jaundice clinic runs every day 8am – 5pm
Immunization clinic Mondays and Wednesdays 9am – 3pm
General outpatient clinics run every day from 9am – 4pm
Emergency services are available 24 hours daily
Other Services Include
New Born Care
Our highly skilled team provides comprehensive medical care to both preterm and term babies delivered at Southshore or referred for expertise care.
We recognize that the newborn period is a critical one for child survival hence we are involved in the care right from conception up till delivery and beyond.
Intensive care is provided for our preterm and /or low birth weight babies, sick babies and babies with special needs.
General Outpatient Clinic
We run a general outpatient clinic from 9 am to 4 pm daily, with inpatient care and emergency services available on a 24hour basis.
Our Paediatrics team is available to provide care for the children in a comfortable and friendly environment. We offer detailed explanations of the child’s condition, provide accurate and timely tests and medications, and the necessary follow-up care, to nurse them back to good health as quickly as possible.
Immunization is the process of making a person immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by administering a vaccine. Vaccines work by stimulating the body’s own immune system to protect against subsequent infections or disease.
Vaccines are made from either weakened or “killed” versions of the bacteria or virus that cause a particular disease. When these altered viruses and bacteria are injected or taken by mouth, the immune system mounts an attack that stimulates the body to produce antibodies. These antibodies remain active in the body, ready to fight off the actual illness if necessary.
At Southshore, we provide all recommended immunizations from birth, and at all the appropriate ages. We also give ‘catch-up’ doses for cases where a child has missed their immunizations. We provide all vaccinations recommended for children (those on the National EPI schedule and also those not included such as MMR, Chicken pox, Typhoid, and Meningitis).
Sometimes a child requires a review and management by a specific paediatric subspecialty, including Paediatric Surgery, Cardiology, Endocrinology, or Urology. We have highly skilled and pleasant experts available to offer children the best level of care they require.
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