Chandigarh, April 8: Chaitanya Hospital, Chandigarh has entered into an agreement with Rela Hospital, Chennai for Paediatric Liver Care. Under this association, Professor Mohamed Rela and his Paediatric Liver team will conduct OPD clinics at Chaitanya Hospital, twice a month.
Dr. Neeraj Kumar, MD-Chaitanya Hospital said that the OPD services of this specialized liver treatment clinic would be available twice a month. This facility shall be delivered from Chaitanya Hospital, the leading Paediatric Multispecialty hospital of this region, he said.
He said further that liver diseases in children are grossly under-recognized and many children come to institutions in advanced stages either because of delay in diagnosis or lack of comprehensive treatment facilities. This specialized Liver Clinic will offer easy access to world-class pediatric liver treatment including critical medical services like liver transplantation to the patients from the Tricity as well as from this region north to Delhi.”
Prof. Rela said, “In its continued commitment to bringing in world-class liver care to people across India, Rela Hospital launched a Paediatric Liver Treatment OPD Clinic in association with Chaitanya. With this partnership children with liver disease in and around Chandigarh will have the facility to access world-class treatment for liver disease at their doorstep. For most of the children with liver disease, medical management is offered at Chaitanya hospital, and only very selected patients who need transplant need to travel”
Liver disease in children is entirely different from adults and requires experts to diagnose correctly and treat them. Most liver diseases in children if diagnosed early could be treated with medicine. This children’s liver clinic at Chaitanya hospital will help in the early and appropriate diagnosis of liver disease in children,” said Dr. Naresh Shanmugam, Director of Paediatric Liver Care.
Rela Institute is the world’s second-largest Centre for pediatric liver transplantation. With the expertise of Prof Mohamed Rela and the team, we are able to achieve 96% successful liver transplantation in children. comprehensive care of children suffering from liver diseases in the region by this initiative said Dr. Jagadeesh Menon, Consultant Pediatric Hepatology, Rela Institute, Chennai.