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September 2009
A Symphony of Excellence
Apollo Children's Hospital inaugurated
Oscar award winner Dr. A.R. Rahman formally inaugurated the Apollo Children's Hospital, the 80 bedded, first standalone quaternary care paediatric hospital in the Apollo Hospitals Group, on July 30, 2009.

The Apollo Children's Hospital is designed to provide comprehensive paediatric 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, paediatric 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, NICU, isolation ward, three operation theaters, sunshine ward, cheerful private rooms and tasteful suites. The hospital is staffed with 45 of India's finest paediatric specialists and over 180 caring nurses.

Inaugurating the Apollo Children's Hospital, Oscar award winner Dr. A.R. Rahman said, "Apollo's new paediatric hospital is like a symphony with numerous centres of excellence, with 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!"

Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, observed that "Our first standalone paediatric quaternary care multi-specialty hospital is a perfect combination of global best practices along with the optimum mix of clinical care, cutting edge research and detailed learning. We intend to use Apollo Children's Hospital as a model and expand the concept further." Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group added, "Tender loving care has been our emphasis to enhance patient experience. But it takes on a whole new dimension when it comes to children. This standalone hospital is a milestone in what we hope is a long and path-breaking journey."

The paediatric super-speciality services offered at Apollo Children's Hospital includes paediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, surgery (including laparoscopic surgery), urology, neurology and neuro surgery, nephrology, orthopaedics and gastroenterology. The oncology unit focuses on the management of childhood cancers. It is the only paediatric hospital in Chennai to function with full-time consultants. Apollo is nationally accredited for its paediatric post graduate and critical care programmes.

The mascot of the Apollo Children's Hospital is a teddy bear called PAWS bringing smiles to the little faces. The hospital is equipped with child-friendly playroom, toys and a host of other recreational activities. All the services are designed to meet the physical, social, emotional and psychological needs of every child with well-trained paediatricians of great clinical experience and knowledge.

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