Pediatrics Pediatrics


Meitra’s Department of Pediatrics looks at the medical and surgical care of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. We understand that each child is unique, hence we offer a customised treatment considering their milestones – developmental, cognitive, communication and emotional or social.

Meitra’s NICU and PICU facilities specializes in family-centred care of premature and critically ill newborn infants and children. Our General Paediatrics experts provide specialty care for newborn and adolescent issues and late-night fevers. The neonatologists treat problems related to prematurity, congenital anomalies, delayed cry at birth and need for special care including ventilation. 

Our facility provides support spaces throughout the unit, such as family waiting areas and rooms, parent-sleep rooms, and breastfeeding rooms. From immunisation to complex surgery, we offer comprehensive care to build a healthy future for our next generation. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I meet a pediatrician before my baby is born?

Yes, in fact we strongly encourage expecting parents to visit our office for a pre-natal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our office and our doctors. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child. 

How often should my child see the pediatrician?

Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or check-ups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child’s physical and mental growth and development, to counsel and teach parents, to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Is my child’s heavy breathing while sleeping dangerous?

Breathing heavily while asleep could be caused by several factors such as the common cold or allergic rhinitis, although tonsillitis, adenoid hypertrophy, and other sleep-related issues could also play a part. Parents are therefore encouraged to bring their child to a doctor so that an accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be provided as necessary.