Covid Vaccination In Children: Is It Worth It?
Dr. Priyadarshan K
Dec 02, 2021
If there was one thing that you would hold closest to your heart, it would be your child. Children are our most precious treasure and need to be protected by all means. Whether it is their physical or mental well being, as parents, we always strive to choose and do the best for them. Keeping this as our motto, we, at Manipal Hospital Whitefield, stop at nothing to ensure that every child is given comprehensive paediatric services in a cheerful environment all in a single place.
Understanding the symptoms of a healthcare problem in a child is not easy. They are human beings who cannot explain their uneasiness with words but need specialist doctors to decipher the underlying problem. This unique challenge can only be fulfilled by a team of paediatricians who do not diagnose problems from a child’s cry but are skilled and trained to care for them during emergencies, provide specialised care for congenital problems and yet be kind, patient and sympathetic towards them. At the Department of Paediatrics and Child Care at Manipal Hospital Whitefield, we have created a place that is cheerful and is committed to providing optimal care from the time the child is born till its adolescent years. All these factors make Manipal the Best Pediatric/Child Hospital in Whitefield Bangalore
Vascular access is frequently required in hospitalized children to diagnose and symptomatically treat certain diseases. Venous access is used in anaesthesia, resuscitation, critical care for fluid, and medication delivery. Arterial access is performed in major surgeries and critically ill children where blood pressure monitoring and blood gas sampling…
Paediatric Urology deals with congenital and acquired disorders of the genito urinary system in children. Our team of superlative urologists has profound knowledge of the contemporary trends in gender disorders and is proficient in treating the most complex of urological conditions in children.
This specialized branch of medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of heart ailments in children. Children can be susceptible to a number of heart conditions. They could be genetic ones they are born with while others involve disturbances in the system that controls the heartbeat. Whichever way you look at it, they need all the care they can…
The focus of this speciality is the care of children with developmental and behavioural impairment such as learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorders etc.
This branch of medicine deals with disorders of the bones and joint in children, and the varied treatments. Many a time, children are born with developmental disorders of the bone or deformities. Early diagnosis can foster the efficacy of early treatment too. Fractures too that can occur in growing and active children can cause lifelong limb deformities…
Thalassemia is a group of blood disorders that affects the body’s ability to produce haemoglobin and red blood cells naturally. Moderate and severe thalassemias are often diagnosed in childhood because symptoms usually appear during the first 2 years of a child's life.
This type of surgery involves the reconstruction of complex urinary and genital anomalies in children to prevent complications in their growing years. It is also done to correct genital deformities.
Dedicated to the treatment of respiratory problems in children, this specialized sub speciality leverages the experience of paediatric pulmonologists in determining the best line of care. Some children may be born with breathing problems while others may acquire health conditions like asthma in their growing years. Early diagnosis and treatment can…
Not all chest surgeries involve the heart. Paediatric non cardiac surgery of the chest includes Esophagectomy – the removal and reconstruction of the food pipe in esophageal cancer, Lung Resection, Surgery for collapsed lung, Removal of Chest Tumours, Anti-reflux Surgery and repair of Hiatal Hernia.
A newborn is at the most delicate phase of its existence where any health turn could endanger its life. This is when it needs superior care and excellence from expert neonatologists to survive this critical phase.
It is natural for children to fall ill or to sustain injuries from falls when they are playing. However, when the illness or fall is a threat to their safety, they need skilled emergency care to save their life.A paediatric emergency is hence defined as a serious condition that threatens the life of an infant, child, teen, or young adult, who may then…
Two highly specialized subspecialities – haematology and oncology – are the domains of interest and treatment in this paediatric unit. Paediatric hematologists and oncologists diagnose, treat, and manage children and teens with the various blood disorders and cancers.
This field of healthcare deals with digestive, nutritional and liver disorders in children. Since the scope of the conditions and treatment is pretty extensive, it needs specialized medical experts to diagnose the root cause and plan an accurate line of treatment, either through medications, surgery or both.
Vaccinations and immunization treatments are critical components of ensuring a child's well being. There are a number of different vaccines and booster shots that become due over the period of a child's growth. Timely administration is important to safely vaccinate.
Bone conditions like arthritis is not always an age-related condition. It can affect children too. This is why this sub speciality deals with the treatment of painful or non inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents. These conditions include chronic joint ailments and swelling, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Onset…
Childhood is the most delicate phase of life, when a child goes through a string of health problems. Recovery can depend on the most effective mode of treatment. At Manipal Hospitals, we leave no stone unturned in offering best practices in the treatment of paediatric conditions, especially in the domain of solid tumours, so children turn out to be…
Trauma or injury is the leading cause of health complications and death in children. A child’s chances of survival depend on how fast the emergency response team in a hospital is able to resuscitate her/him and begin the emergency treatment.
Globally, society has become more open and accepting of the gender queer. However, when it comes to gender disorders or dysphoria, many born with it find it difficult to accept their mixed sexuality. Gender identity therapies such as those at Manipal Hospitals have emerged as a boon for those battling with gender incongruence.
At Manipal Hospitals, we understand perfectly how a child’s mind functions. Our child psychologists are some of the finest in their field and have immense knowledge and the experience to make observations of each child behavior. Their focus is on children, from birth through adolescence, and to observe the characteristics at different stages of development.…
The pathbreaking robot assisted technology is a boon for paediatric surgeons who perform intricate surgeries in children. The dexterity of the robotic arms allows them to reach into the deepest recesses of a child’s tiny body.
Through thoracoscopy and laparascopy, paediatric surgeons can perform the most complicated intra-abdominal or intrathoracic procedures. The miniaturization of the surgical instrumentation and improved optics such as high-resolution digital camera, telescope, and light source allow our surgeons to perform intricate operations deftly, even in babies…
Bedwetting is common among infants who outgrow it by the time they complete five years. However, if it continues way over that age, and it happens in the day, it could signify an underlying urinary condition called urinary incontinence. Also called enuresis, urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary emptying of the bladder.
Kawasaki Disease (KD) is most commonly seen in Asian children. It causes inflammation in the body, typically in the blood vessels and lymph nodes. It mostly affects children under the age of 5. While the symptoms usually start with a fever, the red flags are when the fever lasts for more than five days, and the child begins to have a strawberry coloured…
When a baby is born with health issues and is kept in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit under the watchful eye of our specialised neonatologists, it gets all the delicate care it deserves to safe its life. For those specific babies, such as preemies (premature) with a birth weight less than 1500 grams and who need emergency treatment, or those who were…
This specialised branch of urology involves the expert use of endoscopic and imaging tools to navigate inside the kidneys, bladder and ureter. Paediatric Endo urologists are exceptionally proficient in diagnosing and treating diseases afflicting these organs in children.
Sometimes children are born with difficulty breathing through the windpipe due to various reasons such as lung infections and cancers, obstructions in the airways, and infections after other medical procedures. These may require a process called bronchoscopy to determine the cause and treat them accordingly. Some common conditions in children that…
At Manipal Hospitals we offer Clinical diagnostics and Genetic counseling for the following indications:
As they grow, each baby has its own speed of development. While each baby’s growth and motor skills coordination may differ, there are certain parameters that are common. So, if a baby was born with certain disorders or was sick, its mental development could be hampered. Infant stimulation can help improve your baby's development of motor skills faster…
This rare speciality of surgery deals with the diseases, malformations and trauma among children from the womb to their teenage years. The paediatric surgeons’ scope of surgical prowess encompasses all conditions in this age group, particularly small children.
An intramuscular injection is a technique used to deliver a medication deep into the muscles. This allows the medication to be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. This is a short 5-minute procedure.
Nebulization is the process of administering medication directly to the lungs via mist inhalation with the help of a nebulizer.
Children can be prone to skin ailments and infections which may seem benign but could have underlying risks. A pediatric dermatologist cares for children across all ages including newborns with skin disorders.
Paediatric Intensive Care specializes in the high quality treatment and care of critically ill infants and children. The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Manipal Hospitals is a multidisciplinary advanced intensive care unit.
Robot assisted surgery has revolutionized the medical world by proving to be the perfect assistant to surgeons. In urology, its high precision maneuverability has empowered uro surgeons to perfectly conduct complex procedures in children.
At our paediatric nephrology unit, we diagnose, treat, and manage children having various disorders affecting the kidney and urinary tract including kidney failure, high blood pressure, inherited kidney diseases, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and abnormalities in the urine such as blood and protein. A child is more at risk for acute kidney…
This branch of child medicine deals with the disorders of the endocrine glands which affect a child’s metabolism and growth. If your child has problems with puberty, diabetes, or other disorders related to the hormones and the glands that produce them, she or he may need to see a paediatric endocrinologist.
Neonatologists are trained in a range of subspecialties such as Anesthesia, neurology, nephrology, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, etc. They are specialists in the critical care of premature babies.
All of the ICU’s have special air handling units with HEPA filters to ensure air circulation that is free from bacteria. An active infection control team is available round the clock. Best in class gadgets for careful monitoring and management is provided for child patients.
Children have a tendency to eat, swallow or inhale foreign objects which can threaten their respiratory and digestive systems. Removing foreign objects is a delicate task that requires surgical knowledge and timely intervention.
Identifying allergies early on can save a child from a lot of discomfort and danger. Allergy tests allow doctors to identify a number of common allergies. The test is done with a combination of blood, skin and dietary tests.
Children suffering from chronic respiratory failure, asthma, congenital lung diseases, chronic lung disease of prematurity, bronchiectasis and chest wall disorders are accurately diagnosed and treated by the expert team of pulmonologists who assess the problem considering the age of the child and severity of the problem. Contact with our paediatrician in Whitefield for the effective treatment of your child.
Falling and getting injured are common during childhood years. It may lead to simple fractures or in some cases, complex trauma. Children with such cases need specialised orthopaedic care who can treat them keeping in mind their growing age, development of bones and ability to bear the pain. These expert paediatric orthopaedic doctors are adept in treating congenital bone problems as well as emergency trauma cases.
Paediatric Emergency Medical Services at Manipal Hospital Whitefield is a dedicated ER department with advanced emergency care facilities available 24/7. Here, the team of paediatric emergency specialists treat children complaining of fever, bruises, falls and injuries to chronic and complex health issues.
Children born with congenital heart defects or in some cases, acquired heart problems need expert supervision and diagnosis to diagnose symptoms and problems in the nascent stages of the disease, sometimes in the prenatal stages. The team of Paediatric Cardiologists at Manipal Hospital Whitefield provides diagnostic, clinical as well as surgical care for newborn infants, and children of all ages and can perform all kinds of complex surgical procedures. The list of paediatric cardiac services offered include:
Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology
Foetal diagnosis of Heart Defects
One of the most common complaints that children suffer from is abdominal pain, which they cannot explain and point out easily. However, our team of Paediatric Gastroenterologists in Whitefield and nursing staff at best liver Hospital in Whitefield ensure that every child is treated with the utmost care and compassion for:
Chronic abdominal pain/ irritable bowel syndrome
Inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Biliary tract disease
Peptic ulcer disease
Disorders of the pancreas
Children with kidney disorders including renal failure, proteinuria, kidney stones, haematuria and chronic kidney disease are diagnosed and treated by our expert team of Paediatric Nephrologists at Manipal Hospital Whitefield.
The team of Paediatric Neurology at Manipal Hospital Whitefield offers holistic care for all kinds of neurological disorders that may affect the brain, spine or nervous system. The team treats children with special needs and others who may require advanced treatment for their neurological problems. Our doctors are experts in surgically treating problems affecting the nervous system in children, if and when the situation arises.
Allergic disorders like rashes, allergies from drugs, food or environment, and low immunity problems due to seasonal change, nutritional deficiencies are all treated in the inpatient and outpatient facilities at the Department of Paediatric & Child Care by expert physicians through proper consultation, thorough diagnosis and evaluation.
At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, our specialised team of Paediatric Dermatologists are experts in treating:
Rashes related to infections
Childhood cysts and tumours
Several other skin, hair and nail conditions
For children complaining of poor vision or any congenital eye disorders, Paediatric Ophthalmologists offer comprehensive eye care services.
At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, we diagnose and manage all kinds of blood disorders and cancers like leukemia, tumours in the brain and other parts of the body, lymphoma, etc. in children, of all ages. Our team of Oncologists work in close collaboration with neuro-oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology to provide all kinds of treatment to ensure childhood cancers are cured and quality of life is improved for the child.
Children, similar to adults, may need the surgical intervention of certain treatments such as hernia, or other complex health problems. However, the difficulty in performing surgery on a child is higher than on an adult. At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, our team has globally renowned paediatric surgeons who are highly skilled in performing surgeries on infants to adolescents in our state-of-the-art paediatric surgical facility using both conventional and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Visiting a hospital can be traumatic for a child and needs additional care and attention. To create a child-friendly, caring and cheerful environment within the hospital facilities, the Department of Paediatrics & Child Care has been designated as a Centre of Excellence with a dedicated facility with toys, games, books, video facilities to make every child feel at home and relaxed. At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, we ensure to take care of all elementary to complex requirements of a child.
The Advanced Children Centre at Manipal Hospital Whitefield is ably supported by blood banks, laboratories, radiology, outpatient and inpatient care, and emergency care. Owing to its legacy of being one of the most trusted and largest hospital chains in the country, Manipal Hospital has been accredited by the National Board of Examinations to conduct a three-year DNB programme and fellowship in neonatology, paediatrics, and infection control. Following is a list of all the paediatric services offered at Manipal Hospital Whitefield: Paediatric ICU (PICU)
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
Paediatrics ENT and airway
Paediatric ophthalmology services
Paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery
Paediatric nuclear medicine
Paediatric interventional radiology
Paediatric cardiothoracic surgery
Thalassemia clinic & paediatric haematology-oncology
Paediatric plastic surgery
Child and family psychology
Paediatric infectious diseases
As the best children’s speciality hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore, Manipal Hospital Whitefield focuses on catering to both medical and surgical paediatric services under one roof. Whether it is a newborn child or a teenage adolescent, our team of paediatricians are specialists who are trained to take care of children across all age groups, irrespective of the disorder they are suffering from.
Since paediatrics as a medical discipline encompasses all kinds of multidisciplinary disorders from fever, common cold to speech therapy or chronic illnesses and cancers, our internationally acclaimed team of paediatricians adopt a multidisciplinary approach to treat children to the best of their capabilities.
At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, also referred to as the best child hospital in Bangalore, the highest standards of clinical care are maintained within the best-in-class infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities. Not making any compromises, our paediatric facility has round-the-clock services for managing paediatric trauma and emergencies, has a Paediatric ICU where a team of multispecialty paediatricians are available to provide the best care for all the little stars.
Unlike the treatment provided to adults, children need specialised attention and facilities for their treatment. At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, we have gained the trust of our patrons by providing comprehensive paediatric services including consultations at prenatal and neonatal stages, Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), Paediatric Emergency Services and consultations pertaining to different organs of the body.
The role of Neonatologists is to care for newborn infants, especially if they are ill upon birth or are born prematurely. Our team of Neonatologists and neonatal nursing staff are skilled and trained to take care of infants in our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) with:
Congenital heart disease
Congenital anomalies (birth defects)
Birth asphyxia, seizures and other brain injuries or malformations
At our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Manipal Hospital Whitefield, our team of paediatricians who are experts in paediatric medical and surgical care along with the team of specially trained nurses, anaesthesiologists and radiation therapists take care of children complaining of injuries and chronic illnesses such as infections, organ failures or severe trauma.
After gathering general information about the patient's health, our pediatrician will review the patient's medical history, and do a complete physical examination. Then the doctor at the best pediatric hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore might order the necessary investigations to determine the health of your body.
Children are not small adults, an adage of paediatrics followed conscientiously at Manipal Hospitals, dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care and nurture and is committed to building long-term partnerships with its little patients. Contact us to know more about childcare and book an appointment with one of our paediatric specialists today.
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