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First pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy facility at SAT hospital

The Thiruvananthapuram Medical College SAT Hospital’s pediatric gastroenterology department has received an administrative sanction of Rs 93.36 lakh from Health Minister Veena George. The money will be used to buy a pediatric gastro-intestinal endoscopic machine and associated hardware. This is the government sector’s initial endeavor.

In India only three or four major hospitals in the government sector have this system.As this system becomes a reality, it will be better for the children who come under this category. The Minister also stated that these systems will help in starting super specialty DM course in this category in future.

Pediatric gastroenterology offers specialised care for conditions affecting the pancreas, liver, pancreatic ducts, stomach, and intestines in children. Additionally, this department also offers care for young patients who have had liver transplant surgery. Each year, this section of the SAT hospital sees about 4000 patients. For kids with severe liver disease, it also offers pre- and post-transplant treatment.

With the introduction of the new system, children reaching this category will have access to advanced examination and treatment through the Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Machine. Can diagnose intestinal diseases and detect bleeding in children with liver disease. In children who accidentally swallow something, it is possible to accurately locate and retrieve the swallowed object. The treatment is provided by ensuring the services of anesthesia department. The hospital’s Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology OP is open on Mondays and Thursdays.

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