Chil­dren will al­ways hold a spe­cial place in our heart

Times of Oman - - ROUND-UP -

MUS­CAT: Star­care Hos­pi­tal mis­sion is to pro­vide hope, care, love and cure came to life with the launch of Pe­dia24, a 24 Hours Pae­di­atric Care at Seeb. Chart­ing the way to­wards the fu­ture of pae­di­atrics, Pe­dia24 is a hot­bed of in­no­va­tion. De­liv­er­ing su­pe­rior chil­dren pa­tient care, iden­tify new dis­cov­er­ies and treat­ments through pae­di­atric re­search, and to help ev­ery child live the health­i­est and most ful­fill­ing life pos­si­ble. Pe­dia24 will pro­vide con­ve­nient ac­cess to pae­di­atric spe­cialty care ser­vices for fam­i­lies in the Sul­tanate of Oman.

Star­care Hos­pi­tal’s Pe­dia 24, unites pae­di­atric spe­cial­ists and the spe­cialised ser­vices they of­fer, un­der one roof to en­sure area fam­i­lies have ac­cess to the care they need and de­serve. An ex­clu­sive fa­cil­ity that brings a chil­dren friendly out­pa­tient floor with ded­i­cated ob­ser­va­tion wards, laced with a chil­dren friendly at­mos­phere. A unique con­cept of hav­ing spe­cial­ist pae­di­a­tri­cian ser­vice round the clock and is a first of its kind at the pri­vate sec­tor in the Sul­tanate of Oman. This unit is ded­i­cated 24x7 spe­cial­ists with med­i­cal as well as paramed­i­cal team to han­dle all com­plex­i­ties in chil­dren. This de­part­ment is ably sup­ported by Pae­di­atric Surgery fully equipped and man­aged by world renowned doc­tors and ably sup­ported by a team of multi-cul­tural para med­i­cal staff and ser­vice providers.

Lives of chil­dren

In the words of Dr Shiekh Im­ran As­lam, Spe­cial­ist (Neona­tol­ogy), “The team with whom I work, from doc­tor to nurse to sec­re­tary, re­flects the joy we all find in con­tribut­ing to the lives of chil­dren through medicine.”

The new clinic will pro­vide ser­vices in pae­di­atric spe­cial­ties, in­clud­ing, emer­gency medicine, ear, nose and throat, or­thopaedics, neona­tol­ogy, in­fec­tious dis­ease, to name some. It will also in­clude an ur­gent care clinic, of­fer­ing same­day ap­point­ments, in­clud­ing hol­i­days, an imag­ing cen­ter, Child Well­ness Clinic, and play­room for pa­tients and sib­lings.

Dr Achini De Silva, Se­nior Spe­cial­ist, Pae­di­atrics, says “At Pe­dia 24, we’re com­mit­ted to meet­ing the needs of fam­i­lies in Oman by pro­vid­ing world-class chil­dren care closer to home. Fam­i­lies will no longer have to choose be­tween get­ting pae­di­atric-fo­cused care and con­ve­nience.”

Dr Zainab Al Balushi, Se­nior Con­sul­tant, Pae­di­atric Surgery, adds “Know­ing how well Star­care Hos­pi­tal ranks na­tion­ally, and with Pe­dia24, it’s where we want the chil­dren to come. I am proud to be as­so­ci­ated with the most ex­pe­ri­enced, well-ap­pointed hos­pi­tal for chil­dren in Mus­cat. We al­ways want won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ences at Pe­dia 24 for chil­dren. We wouldn’t want them to go any­where else.”

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