Mangaluru, Dec 5: KMC Hospital, Dr B R Ambedkar Circle, one of the leading healthcare service provider in Mangaluru had hosted an interactive awareness programme on World Prematurity Day featuring a talk by Dr Mario Bukelo, Senior Neonatologist & Dr Avinash G Kamath, consultant child & adolescent psychiatrist at KMC Hospital. The event aimed at spreading awareness about preventing premature deliveries and fostering the neurodevelopment of infants.
The programme brought together expertise to address crucial aspects of preterm birth and infant care, marking a commendable effort by KMC Hospital in advanced neonatal healthcare. Dr Mario Bukelo, said, “Common causes of preterm birth include multiple pregnancies, infections and chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. However, often no cause is identified. There could also be a genetic influence. Better understanding of the causes and mechanisms will advance the development of solutions to prevent preterm birth. While World Prematurity Day is an opportunity to call attention to the heavy burden of death and disability and the pain and suffering that preterm birth causes, it is also a chance to talk about solutions.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Avinash G Kamath, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, KMC hospital, Mangaluru said, “World Prematurity Day is a global movement to raise awareness about premature birth and the hurdles babies and parents face every day to see their little one survive the day. Many survivors face a lifetime of disability, including learning disabilities and visual and hearing problems.”
Saghir Siddiqui, regional chief operating officer of KMC Hospital said, “Addressing preterm birth is now an urgent priority. Active participation from government agencies, NGOs and healthcare sector is required equally for research, policy making and execution of programs to reduce the toll of preterm birth.”
Parents of over 25 premature babies expressed heartfelt gratitude during the programme, emphasizing the exceptional care provided by the expert team of doctors and nurses at KMC Hospital Dr B R Ambedkar Circle Mangaluru. The event showcased as a platform for these parents to share their appreciation for the dedicated efforts in ensuring the well-being of their premature infants. The touching testimonials underscored the hospital's commitment to delivering compassionate and effective healthcare, making the World Prematurity Day programme a moment of profound significance for both the medical professionals and the grateful parents in attendance.
The department of women and child at KMC Hospital offers comprehensive care, spanning from antenatal to postnatal stages, high risk pregnancy care supported by a state-of-the-art Neonatal & Paediatric Intensive Care Unit facilities, with round the clock in-house doctors and specialist services.
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