AIIMS starts treatment of Children suffering from congenital disease
Sets up a new neurology division in the Department of Paediatrics.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh has started treatment of children suffering from congenital genetic diseases. The institute is the first medical centre in the state to have this facility. The AIIMS administration has set up a new neurology division in the Department of Paediatrics for the purpose.
The Director of AIIMS, Rishikesh Ravi Kant said that a large number of children suffering from various neurological disorders will benefit from the initiative.
“The Paediatric neurology division will provide state of the art and comprehensive health care services for children with epilepsy, cerebral palsy, encephalitis, headache, muscular disorders, autoimmune, and other complex neurological disorders. We have also started DM in Paediatric neurology which is a super specialty course in the field of child neurology,’’ he said.
The Head of Department Dr Indar Kumar Sharwat said the Paediatric Neurology division envisages initiating a Paediatric Epilepsy Monitoring unit for providing high-end therapeutic technologies for children with difficult to treat epilepsy like dietary therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation and epilepsy surgery. The division also intends to initiate a comprehensive neuro-rehabilitation center for children with multiple disabilities to provide them with various developmental and behavioural therapies under one roof.
Friday, 10 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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