Child Health & Nutrition

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) globally, 30% of children under five are estimated to be stunted and 18% have low weight-for-height, and 43 million children are overweight. Optimal breastfeeding could save the lives of 1.5 million children under five every year. Nearly nine million children die every year from preventable diseases and infections: the largest killer being Diarrhoeal disease. There are over 2 billion cases of diarrhoeal disease every year and is the leading cause of malnutrition amongst children under five.

According to UNICEF India over two million children die every year from preventable diseases. IMR in India is 63 deaths for every 1000 live births. Of these 47% of the deaths occur within the first week after birth. Measles is the largest cause of death among children which can be prevented by a vaccine. Tetanus in newborns remains a major problem Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Assam.

Breastfeeding is the first crucial step to ensuring good health in infants. According to NFHS-3 data 24.5% of new mothers initiated breastfeeding in the hour after birth, 46.4% breastfed exclusively the first six months and 56.7% nursed beyond six months with the introduction of complementary food. This results in more than 50% the child population below five being underweight. 44.9% of the children under three are stunted and 22.9% of children under three are wasted. Less than 50% of children receive full immunization during infancy. This number has been dropping significantly over the years indicating a problem with the universal immunization programme.

Care of children in health and illness is an integral part of any health care service. The Paediatricians at Vaishnavi Heart Centre, Multispeciality Clinic, Bangalore provides quality treatment with tender loving care to the children suffering from various illnesses. With many years of experience in the field of child care, our team of doctors has always brought unfailing results.

Vaishnavi Heart Centre, Multispeciality Clinic, Bangalore The staff and technicians are trained,guided by the superior doctors.The patient’s medical status is timely monitored and also treated appropriately whenever its required. Because Vaishnavi Heart center have a great infrastructure with the advanced machines used for the treatment of the patients.

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