Institute of Pediatrics and Child Health

The Institute of Pediatrics and Child Health (IPCH) provides optimum healthcare from the day life is delivered to the world. It has excellent facilities which include a pediatric unit, pediatric and neonatal intensive care facilities and outpatient emergency unit.

The neonatal period (from birth to 28 days of age) is a time of great risk to infants. The section on Neonatology is staffed by the country’s leading and most experienced practitioners in this subspecialty. Neonatologists man the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to safeguard the lives of infants in the crucial stage of development. A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) also provides specialized care to pediatric patients with unstable and life-threatening abnormalities of vital organ systems.

Another subspecialty in the Institute is Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) which is specially designed to handle the treatment of child emergencies which differ from treatments provided to adults. St. Luke’s Emergency Room (ER) physicians see a variety of cases that include cardiac, respiratory, infectious, as well as trauma patients, both in the early newborn period up to 18 years of age.