Amid the second wave of the pandemic, where parents are worried about taking their kids to the hospital for routine immunization and flu shots, Motherhood Hospitals, one of India’s leading hospital dedicated to women and child, has been taking routine vaccination to the doorsteps for the kids in the city. This unique service aims to ease the burden of parents having to visit the hospital for immunization of their newborns/infants, thus ensuring seamless and continued immunization care for children. All the 5 centers of Motherhood have been actively organizing this activity for the last few weeks.
Elaborating on the importance of regular immunization & flu shots amid the second wave, Dr Prashanth Gowda, Consultant Neonatologist & Pediatrician, Motherhood Hospitals, Sarjapur, Bangalore, said, “Parents must not ignore routine immunization schedule for their kids and the mandatory flu shots to protect & safeguard kids against infections. We have been conducting home vaccination drives to aid parents who are postponing vaccinations for fear of infection while visiting a hospital. We have recently collaborated with Prestige Ferns society on Sarjapur road and vaccinated around 60 children”.
He further added, “All kids above 6 months of age are to advised take the flu vaccination, which prevents the kids from getting severely infected and reduces the complications up to 80%. Complications that may occur after getting infected will be significantly less with the kids who have already taken the vaccination than those who have not. In general, we already know that infections like the coronavirus or the flu affect the respiratory system and cause severe complications like pneumonia and other life-threatening complications. The vaccination in these cases will help in preventing them. On the other hand, flu vaccination will protect the children also from viruses that cause common cold.
Parents can book the home vaccination facility in advance, and a thoroughly sanitized, fully equipped ambulance will be at their doorstep to cater to the immunization of babies. Since Motherhood Hospital adheres to strict covid safety protocols, the frontline workers are fully vaccinated for Covid and sanitization, and disinfectants are used to ensure and try zero infection rate while administering the vaccinations. It is crucial to complete all the doses of your children prescribed in the vaccination calendar provided at the birth of a baby. Noncompliance to the schedule and postponement of doses will only make your kids vulnerable to vaccination preventable diseases.
Mr. Rajesh Gopinath (Parent) said, “The vaccination was done in our premises, so I did not have to worry about traveling. The precautions taken by the team were good- they were carrying a disinfectant, and everyone was wearing masks. My advice for other parents is to get their child vaccinated as per schedule as the vaccine will be beneficial for your child- don’t delay it. This initiative by Motherhood hospital is great since we can easily get our children vaccinated from the comforts of our home”.
Mrs. Seema Sharma (Parent) said, “Home vaccination for our kids has come as a boon when we are engulfed under the fear of second and third wave. I urge parents not to delay their child’s vaccination.”
About Motherhood Hospitals:
Motherhood Women & Children’s Hospital network is India’s leading single-specialty chain with 12 hospitals across 8 cities. The network has more than 1000 specialist doctors associated with it who provide clinical services in Gynaecology, Obstetrics, IVF, Neonatology, and Paediatrics. More than 25000 healthy babies have been born in the Motherhood network and 5000 babies have graduated hail & hearty from the 150 specialized Neonatal Intensive Care beds (NICU) of the network. Each hospital has a state of art Operating rooms to provide Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Gynaecology surgeries. All the hospitals of the network follow NABH quality and safety accreditation standards. In addition, every hospital is supported by a full spectrum of Radiology services for women & children. More than 10000 women and children visit our OPD services each month. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit stands as India’s best and known as a referral centre for handling most complex preterm births. 24x7 Emergency services are provided at each hospital. Motherhood is the proud recipient of “FICCI Healthcare Excellence Award for Best Patient Safety Care 2019”.