Child Care at Sitaram Bhartia
The pediatric team at Sitaram Bhartia consists of
- a core team of pediatricians available 24/7
- Pediatric super specialists
- Child health educators
Our experts make every effort to co-ordinate with one another to ensure your child gets complete 360 degree care so that you don’t have to run from pillar to post to get the care your child deserves.
Pediatric Super Specialties Available
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With the intention of preventing illnesses and detecting any adversities early, we conduct classes to guide you on your parenting journey. These classes are led by Pediatricians and Child Health Educators. The content of these classes is derived from the best internationally accepted practices and guidelines.
These classes provide you with a unique platform to ask contextual questions and learn from the experiences of other parents.
Our popular classes are:
Preparing for the New Arrival
You will learn:
- What to expect from the first few days after your baby’s birth
- How to care for your newborn
- How to recognize the right amount of feeding
Infancy Care Class:
Designed to help you manage the first year of your child’s life, these classes inform you about
- Development and Milestones – Learn about what to expect from your child at 0-1 years
- Myths about Infant Care – We’ll dispel any myths about infant care
- Feeding and Weaning – What foods you can give and when
Pediatric Care Plan
As child experts, we cannot stress enough on ensuring overall development of children.
Through our Pediatric Care Plan, we focus on not just their physical growth but also on their nutrition, cognitive, communication and social skills. We also ensure their emotional well being by providing preventive/promotive guidance on need basis.
The plan picks up the most essential elements from various national and international guidelines ( IAP, AAP and Bright Futures guidelines) and integrates them into the Indian context using the vast experience of our experts.
It includes an array of Behavioral/Development Assessments, screenings, counsellings and lab tests which are internationally recommended for every baby but customized to your child’s needs.
To ensure that the benefit of this care plan reaches the maximum number of families in the best possible way, we introduced the concept of ‘Child Health Educators‘. They are specially trained in lactation counseling, nutrition and child development to be able to help you provide the best parenting care to your child in a friendly peer-interactive sort of way.
Learn more about the Pediatric Care Plan.
The child related counseling services at Sitaram Bhartia are designed to cater to the preventive as well as curative requirements of your loved little ones.
Through the first two years of life, these preventive counselings include those on breastfeeding, injury prevention, weaning foods, transition to work, sibling rivalry and address other issues that arise from time to time. These form a comprehensive package with our screening services to keep your child well and your life stress free.
In case you or the carers/teachers of the child notice any behavioural or other psychological signs, we do offer specialised and specific counselings by child psychologists through our Child Development Clinic so that such anomalies are given the comforting modulation they deserve.
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Our neonatal care blends seamlessly with the birthing program to provide comprehensive care to the newborn if required. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sitaram Bhartia is well-equipped with all necessary facilities and neonatologists to manage premature and extremely premature babies.
Our NICU is also accredited by the National Neonatology Forum (NNF).
Our expert doctors, skilled nurses and support staff provide newborn friendly care.
- Neonatal ventilation
- Surfactant therapy
- Pulse oximeter,
- ECG and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring
- Preterm care
- Oxygen therapy
- Central line insertion
- Bed-side Echocardiography
- 24*7 Emergency services
- Nutritional care
We have one of the best preterm survival rates in the country for babies born after 25 weeks of gestation.
Learn more about neonatology.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has been established to provide care for sick children of all ages (infancy to adolescence) for critical needs or emergencies. Children receive 1:1 nursing care with every effort made to intensively monitor their progress while ensuring their comfort and well-being.
The facilities available are:
- Oxygen Therapy
- Central Line Insertion
- High Flow Nasal Cannula
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Bed -side Pediatric Echocardiography
- 24/7 Emergency services with trained and baby friendly nursing staff
- 24/7 Pediatric support, lab support, blood storage, pharmacy and CT
- Severe Asthma
- Severe Dengue
- Severe infection with shock
- Severe Pediatric croup
- Severe Bronchiolitis
- Circulatory Failure
What We Do Differently
We understand how stressful it can be to have your child admitted in the PICU. This is why we work with you as a team, and recommend the appropriate course of action for your child.
We treat the child, not just the disease by considering his/her age, sensitivity to treatments, any hindrances and your choice as parents.
We emphasize minimum interventions by assessing the impact of every action on the child and intervening only when absolutely necessary.
With a qualified pediatrician on the premises around the clock and all facilities available under one roof , we are well-equipped to handle any emergency situation your child may face.
You can walk into the emergency at any time of the day or night regardless of whether your child has had a minor fall or suffers from an acute illness.
If required, laboratory investigations can be performed with a quick turnaround time, keeping in mind the urgency of the situation.
Our Emergency room staff follows an effective triaging system which enables the pediatrician to deliver care in the most prompt and efficient manner.
Please call 011 4290 9090 for ambulance services.
We are perhaps the only hospital in Delhi NCR to have qualified consultants (and not junior doctors) 24/7 on the premises to attend to any emergency situation.
Every parent and caregiver makes genuine efforts to prevent little ones from falling sick. Despite your best efforts, there are times that children may need to be admitted under the care of a medical expert.
During your stay we strive to make things as smooth and comfortable as possible while we continue to make every effort to send your child home as soon as possible.
To help the baby recover best, we have a team of experts in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Neonatology, Child Psychology and Pediatric Neurology.
We lay great emphasis on providing baby friendly nurses and supportive care to minimize your troubles.
We understand the hesitation of parents to visit a hospital in the midst of a pandemic and therefore offer the option of a video teleconsultation.
If your child is very sick and you are unsure of the need to visit the hospital, we also offer the option of an emergency video teleconsultation. Through this, you will be able to get advice from a pediatrician who will guide you on the best course of action.
Please call 011 4211 1111 to arrange a regular or emergency teleconsultation.
Steps to Schedule Teleconsultation
- Call 011 4211 1111: Inform the coordinators of the date and time that you would like to schedule your telemedicine video consultation.
- Pay Online: After you have scheduled an appointment, you will receive an SMS with a link for payment. You can pay via debit/credit card or netbanking.
Steps to Schedule Emergency Teleconsultation
- Call 011 4211 1111: Inform the coordinators that you require an Emergency teleconsultation with a pediatrician.
- Pay Online: They will send you a payment link after confirming your teleconsultation.
- Consult your pediatrician: Be seated in an area with good internet connectivity and wait for us to call you. We understand your urgency and will call you as soon as possible.
Our Maternity and Pediatric teams work closely together to help you give birth with minimum interventions. We help you initiate skin to skin contact and breastfeeding within the first hour of birth (known as the sacred hour) that not only helps mother and child bond but also has immense benefits for both.
Our philosophy of ‘natural childbirth and safe nurture’ forms the basis of our approach toward child care.