Child rehab centre to come up at Cheluvamba Hospital

A fully-equipped rehabilitation centre to treat children with deficiencies and to train their parents will soon come up at the Cheluvamba Hospital, a wing of Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI) here.

With the addition of the new centre, the hospital will extend its services to special children. The facilities, such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy and surgeries would be performed at the centre for needy children. According to sources, counsellors, paediatricians and other required staff members will be deputed for the centre to take care of patients and to impart training to their parents. Latest and advanced equipment will be provided to treat the children under one roof.

The process of tender for the new centre has been completed and the new centre will be set up at a new building on Cheluvamba Hospital premises, sources at the hospital confirmed.

The hospital has a centre with only a few facilities and the authorities concerned offer basic training programmes to parents to take care of special children. The hospital has a total capacity of 410 beds, including, 130 beds in the Paediatric wards and 280 beds catering to routine obstetric, gynaecology and paediatric patients. The hospital is also equipped with specialised units, providing neonatal care, pediatric surgery, treatment for diarrhoea diseases and immunisation, to mention a few.

The hospital is not limited to the people of Mysuru district but a large number of people from neighbouring districts such as Chamarajanagar, Mandya, Hassan and Kodagu depend on Cheluvamba Hospital.

It may be mentioned that All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysuru, a premier institution run by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has been imparting professional training, rendering clinical services, conducting research and educating people on issues related to communication disorders such as hearing impairment, mental retardation, voice, fluency and phonological and language disorders. Hundreds of parents along with their children from different parts of the country visit AIISH for undergoing training to take care of children with special needs.

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