These are held on all working days, six days a week, Monday to Saturday.
Specialized Pediatrician and support staff examine, diagnose and treat several patients a year on an Ambulatory basis. These are primary settings for the treatment of children suffering from Cancer and Chronic Blood disorders, designed to provide coordinated Medical Care & Psychosocial Support for the children and their families. The staff consists of physicians and nurses, as well as a team of specialists, in the fields of Oncology, Social Work, Psychology, Art and Party-Therapy. Most of the Therapy and Procedures are provided on an Ambulatory Basis.
The day care unit comprises a special area where children receive short treatments without need for Hospitalization. It is the policy of the Pediatric Oncology Department to carry out maximum possible treatment through the Outpatient Department, rather than through In-patient admission. This allows the child to spend maximum time at home with his loved ones. For this purpose, the Institute has a Day Care Ward which is open from 8 AM to 8:00 PM, on all working days. This facility can be utilized for children requiring short treatment in the form of Chemotherapy, Line Care, Blood Product Support of intravenous fluids and Antibiotics. All outpatient procedures are also carried out here. These include Bone Marrow Aspiration, Biopsies and Intrathecal Injections which are performed under mild Sedation. Child requiring deeper IV Sedation has their procedures performed in the minor operation theatre under anesthesia backup and visual distraction. The area is well equipped with toys and games various ages.