Children from poor families bear the brunt of improper or inadequate healthcare and nutrition early on, and carry the results into their adulthood. RDT started its Paediatrics department in 2008 to serve not just children, but their parents as well, in ensuring that all children receive the chance to overcome ill health through early diagnoses and timely treatment, and go on to lead as healthy lives as they can.
At the village level, RDT supports Government Health infrastructure to provide preventive and curative health services.
Cases like Acute Lower and Upper Respiratory Infections, Acute Gastroenteritis, Unknown Fevers, Urinary Tract Infections and some chronic follow-up cases like Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Mellitus type-1, Rheumatic Heart Disease, and communicable diseases like Tuberculosis, HIV, and Skin diseases are treated in Kanekal hospital.
The In-patient wing deals with cases of Typhoid, Dengue, Bronchopneumonia, Hyper-Reactive Airway Disease, Respiratory Distress, Convulsions, Abdominal Pain, Dehydration (Mild To Moderate), Protein Energy Malnutrition, Anaemia, Wounds, and Septicaemia. Children diagnosed early with Congenital Heart Disease, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Fractures and Surgical, ENT and Ophthalmic cases are referred to higher RDT centres.
Counselling is done for mothers for Breast Feeding, Weaning Methods, Protein Energy Malnutrition, Diet Management, Health Education, Hygiene and Sanitation, and Immunisation.
The hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit specialises in the care of ill or premature new-born infants.
New-born illnesses like Exaggerated Physiological Jaundice, Neonatal Convulsions, Septicaemia, and Meconium Aspiration Syndrome are treated. Critical patients are referred to other well-equipped RDT hospitals or city hospitals. Neonatal Resuscitation, IV Procedures, and Intubation are also performed.
Universal Immunisation Programme
Immunisation is given to the children free-of-cost with counselling about importance of timely vaccination and follow-up dates. Each child is issued a printed vaccine card to track their schedule.