A newly inaugurated children’s hospital at Haji Ali Park, Mahalaxmi will start free health screening camps for children and adolescents which will take place every Saturday.
Authorities of Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC) Hospital, a 207 bed hospital, which is managed by Narayana Health, said the aim of the hospital is to offer affordable yet world-class medical care for infants, children and adolescents.
The free health screening for children between the ages of 3 to 18 years will be held every Saturday between 10 am to 5 pm starting from May 13, 2017. “The free screening camp will be available for two months and will conclude on July 1, which is observed as Doctor’s Day. Free screening includes free blood count and haemoglobin test, analysis by a nutritionist, eye check-up, teeth and oral health, ENT (ear, nose and throat) as well as paediatric assessment and consultation with a paediatrician,” said Kurkure.
She said parents interested in availing this facility may call on 186 0208 0208 as pre-registration is mandatory.
Dr Purna Kurkure, Medical Director, NH-SRCC Children’s Hospital, said this is a proactive child healthcare check-up initiative that will help to identify and address the immediate health care needs of children, such as anaemia which is prevalent in India, nutritional deficiencies and common childhood diseases besides evaluating immunisation (vaccination) status. “If needed, parents may also avail of golden opportunity to access the best super specialists and world-class infrastructure specially customised for children. Our best-in- class expertise coupled with affordable treatment sets us in a different league altogether,” said Kurkure.
She said children require customised care and attention and early detection of disease is critical in for them. “NH-SRCC has versatile teams of super specialists in nephrology, infectious diseases, neurology and diagnostics available in the hospital premises to support critical care services,” added Kurkure.