Faridabad/New Delhi: To think of catering to children with special needs is a state of mind as doing these calls for purity of purpose and passion. A thriving multi- specialty hospital going for such facility which is symptomatic of more a commitment than business, speaks a volume about hospital’s sense of duty towards society. Opening of State-of-the-art center to cater to needs of exceptional children by Asian Institute of Medical Science indicates such intent.
The hospital at Faridabad, a super specialty tertiary care facility, known for many first-of-its-kind initiatives can flaunt this as yet another feather to its cap. The hospital with its truly futuristic services and latest technology brings together some of the most talented medical professionals in India to set up the ‘Child Development Centre with Special Needs (CDCSN)’ in Faridabad.
The unique initiative aims to provide much-need succor to children suffering from physical and mental disorders. The center would cater to a wide spectrum of growth and developmental issues of children.
The first-of-its-kind hi-tech child center was inaugurated by its first lady Mrs. Padma Pandey and Dr. Anita Kant, Chairman, Gynecology and Obstetrics Department. The occasion was graced by Asian Group Chairman and Managing Director Dr. N K Pandey, Mr. Anupam Pandey, Administrative Director, Dr. Prashant Pandey, Medical Director, Brigadier Dr. Arvind Gupta, Chairman, Pediatrics Department, Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma, Associate Director, Pediatric Neurology & Head of Child Mental Disorders, and Dr. Sumit Chakravarty, Sr. Consultant – Paediatrics & Neonatology.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Dr. N. K. Pandey, Chairman, Asian Hospital said, all these years, the parents of special and differently-abled children had to travel all the way to Delhi for treatment. The state-of-the-art center developed at AIMS Faridabad is all set to change the status quo providing much-needed relief to the region. The development center is sure to make life easier for parents to get their little ones treated without the hassles of traveling long distances,” he added.
Sharing his views, Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma, Associate Director, Child Development Center, said, “the hospital would provide world-class solutions for a full spectrum of developmental disorders like Autism, Attention Deficient Disorder, Down’s syndrome, psychological and mental disorders, skill and behavioral development, Cerebral Palsy, intellectual disability, global developmental delays, handwriting difficulties, etc. at the center. The CDCSN employs services of highly trained and experienced occupational therapists, speech therapists, parental counselors, children’s psychologists, and behavioral experts,” added Dr. Sharma
Referring to the vision of the hospital, (Brig) Dr. Arvind Gupta, Chairman, Pediatrics Department said, “We all have for long felt the need for such a center and today that dream has finally turned into reality. The center would surely benefit hundreds of differently-abled children in and around the city of Faridabad.”
The CDCSN offers unique occupational therapy packages extending up to 40 sessions. The programs have been developed by a team of professionals with multiple years of experience in various fields including pediatric neurologists, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, clinical therapies, speech, and occupational therapies, and parents of children with special needs.