The Paediatric Emergency Department at Zulekha Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat any paediatric medical emergencies.
With special areas within the unit dedicated to paediatrics, fast track cases, resuscitation and general treatment, you can be assured of timely medical attention from our team of emergency paediatricians. We have dedicated consultants and specialists paediatric doctors on duty in the Emergency Department on round the clock service basis
Our wide range of Paediatric Emergency services include
- Rapid sequence intubation
- Airway management and mechanical ventilation
- Paediatric advanced life support
- Neonatal resuscitation
- Neonatology and paediatric services
- Haemodynamic monitoring
- Intravenous therapy
- Laboratory and radiology diagnostics
- Minor procedures
- Respiratory Distress
- Sports Trauma
- Toxic exposure
The Paediatric Emergency Department uses the Triage System in which patients are assessed according to urgency of their case. This system ensures that those in a serious condition receive priority care, however we do endeavor to ensure that all patients are seen as quickly as possible. Waiting period from 0 second till maximum 30 minutes, The average length of stay in the unit is approximately one hour, although this will vary depending on the severity of your case and the number/severity of other cases which are being dealt with at the same time.
Paediatrics & Neonatology
Childbirth and newborns
Before discharge, your baby will receive vaccinations against Hepatitis B and BCG and blood samples will be sent for newborn screening tests for common metabolic disorders in infancy.
After discharge from the hospital, your child will be followed regularly in the paediatric outpatient clinic to make sure they receive their vaccinations on time and to ensure they are growing and developing well.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit / SBU
Infants and children
- Breathing difficulties due to asthma exacerbation, bronchiolitis, viral croup or other viral respiratory infections
- Allergic reactions
- Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances
- Febrile seizuresInjuries and ingestions
- Kidney problems like urinary tract infections
- Respiratory problems like pneumonia
- Evaluation and management of fever of unknown origin
- Childhood infections
- Travel vaccinations and recommendations
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
The unit employs the latest technology such as pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2 monitors with invasive hemodynamic monitoring, ventilators, non-invasive ventilation. The PICU is staffed by an internationally trained team of paediatric intensivist hospitalists, paediatric subspecialists such as a paediatric cardiologist, paediatric infectious disease specialist and paediatric intensive care nurses.
Our paediatric surgeons commonly operate on conditions such as congenital malformations, abdominal wall defects, chest wall deformities and childhood tumors.