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Oscar Award Winner, Dr. A.R. Rahman inaugurates Apollo Children's Hospital - the First Standalone Quaternary Care Paediatric Hospital in the Apollo Hospitals Group

CHENNAI, India, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oscar Award Winner, Dr. A.R. Rahman today formally inaugurated the Apollo Children's Hospital, the First Standalone Quaternary Care Paediatric Hospital in the Apollo Hospitals Group.

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The Apollo Children's Hospital is designed to provide comprehensive pediatric care to children and adolescents up to the age of 16 years all under one roof. Established on a built-up area of 39,000 sq.ft, it is complete with a neonatology care unit, pediatric intensive care facilities, state-of-the-art operating rooms including facility for complex cardiac surgeries, procedure rooms, laboratory services, dedicated clinics for chronic ailments, preventive healthcare, developmental disorders and counseling services, an NICU, Isolation ward, three operation theaters, sunshine ward, cheerful private rooms and tasteful suites. The hospital is staffed with 45 of India's finest pediatric specialists and over 180 nurses.

Inaugurating Apollo Children's Hospital at Chennai, Oscar Award Winner, Dr. A.R. Rahman said, "Apollo's new paediatric hospital is like a symphony with numerous centres of excellence, highly skilled doctors, caring nurses, state of the art technology and an incredibly child-friendly ambience. I am sure that this harmony will enable boundless possibilities and make medical marvels happen everyday!"

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, "Children shape the future of a nation. In this era, advances in pediatric care means that even children in the womb can be diagnosed and a plan for their healing can be put into place. There is so much more we can offer today to heal a sick child. We intend to use Apollo Children's Hospital as a model and expand the concept further."

The super-speciality services offered at Apollo Children's Hospital includes Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Paediatric Surgery (including Laparoscopic surgery), Paediatric Urology, Paediatric Neurology and Neuro Surgery, Paediatric Nephrology, Paediatric Orthopaedics and Paediatric Gastroenterology, while the Paediatric Oncology unit focuses on the management of childhood cancers.

Equipped for every pediatric emergency, Apollo Children's Hospital is geared to care for acute problems and emergencies promptly and efficiently in the "golden hours". The PICU is unique as it is headed by the Senior Consultants well trained in delivery of intensive care.

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