Bengaluru : Sakra World Hospital, today, announced the launch of the first-of-its-kind Pediatric Emergency Care Center (PECC) that will handle critical cases and pediatric emergencies of infants of children in the city. The PECC will be led by senior doctors Dr. Rajath Athreya, Senior Consultant and HOD, Pediatrics & Neonatology and Dr. Bevin D’Silva, Consultant & HOD, Emergency Medicine. The center was inaugurated today by Mr. Aloysius D’mello Principal of Greenwood High International School in the presence of Mr. Naoya Matsumi, Deputy Managing Director, Sakra World Hospital.The 24/7 pediatric emergency care center will offer comprehensive services and provide the highest quality trauma care for critically ill or injured infants and children through a multi-disciplinary trained team of specialists and paramedical staff, expert diagnosis, advanced medical technologies and detailed nursing care and is in par with global standards.The Institute of Pediatrics Sciences & Pediatric Super specialty at Sakra World Hospital provides advanced services right from the routine OPD to emergency response, recovery and rehabilitation. The Paediatric team includes renowned Physicians, Intensivists, Neonatologists, and Surgeons all well versed in caring for kids with complex problems. The Paediatric intensive care is equipped with the most advanced facilities such as high-frequency ventilators, nitric oxide delivery, and ECMO.
Commenting on the launch of the Pediatric Emergency Care Center, Dr. Bevin D’Silva, Consultant & HOD, Emergency Medicine, said,” We are pleased to launch this 24/7 comprehensive pediatric trauma care center that will offer services of all superspecialists and sub-specialists under one roof accompanied by the most modern treatment interventions and emergency medical technologies available today. This will not only save precious time during the most critical moment but also aid in the speedy recovery of the baby or child under treatment. The trained team of doctors with decades of experience will be available 24/7 to consult and treat trauma cases at the facility. Pediatric healthcare is getting all the more vital especially on the back of the recent pandemic.”Speaking on the launch of PECC, Dr. Rajath Athreya, Senior Consultant and HOD, Pediatrics & Neonatology, said, “Pediatric emergencies can take place any time of the day or night and immediate and timely intervention is the key to successfully treating the infants and children and keeping them from any further harm. Accidents and injuries, high fever, respiratory problems, dehydration, seizures, etc. are some of the common emergencies we encounter. In such emergencies, children, and the parents as well as the extended family are all equally affected and distraught. Our dedicated pediatric emergency facility is designed to provide the most relevant emergency treatment in a child friendly environment, with a family centered approach.”