Bangalore, April 2 (IANS) A private hospital dedicated to treating only children up to 18 years was unveiled Tuesday in this tech hub by Cloudnine Hospitals, which also specialises in infant and maternal care.
The children's hospital with 42 beds across three floors has emergency services, a paediatric intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, suite rooms, operation theatre, pharmacy and labour delivery and recovery facility.
"We also have a 24x7 emergency response team to reach out the affected children during the golden hour and attend to them in quick time," Cloudnine chairman Kishore Kumar told reporters on the occasion.
The hospital has been designed to meet all healthcare requirements of children, including six consultation rooms, counselling rooms, a laboratory and a cafe for their parents and visitors.
"Cloudnine parents expect a high standard of care. As we are committed to women and children's healthcare, we cannot ignore the health needs of children, having revolutionised maternal and infant health," Kumar said.
In the absence of full-fledged private hospital for children in the city, Cloudnine aims to fill the void by offering a range of medical services for children from infancy to 18 years of age.
"The hospital is on par with any of its kind in a developed country, with highest standards of medical practice to offer the best of services at an affordable cost. Going forward, we intend to explore other metros across the country," Kumar observed.
With over 14,000 babies delivered since its inception in 2007, Cloudnine's main hospital has a zero percent maternal mortality rate and 99.83 percent survival rates for babies, which is more than in developed nations.