Cardiac care for children, unlike for adults, is an
area that requires specialization of the highest degree -
from the equipment used, to specialized medical skills, as
it involves treatment even for children who are a day old.
In India, children's health is one of the most vital issues
affecting the growth of our country. Children are the future
of our nation. When young children or new-born babies are
affected with heart disease, it already puts a strain on the
nation's strength. At MIOT Hospitals we felt our
intervention could help save a life and thus contribute to
the development of our nation. We realized the need for a
dedicated centre considering the phenomenal statistics
regarding Congenital Heart Conditions, especially affecting
children in India due to ignorance, poverty, and inability
to reach the right point for treatment.
MIOT Hospitals is one of the few Hospitals in the country
equipped with a Paediatric Heart Care Centre. Launched in
March 2007, “MIOT Centre for Children’s Cardiac Care”
aims at providing comprehensive Paediatric and Cardiac
Surgical Care, comparable to the world’s best.
It is equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical
equipment, specialized for treating even day old babies and
an excellent Paediatric ICU with dedicated nurses.
An experienced and renowned team of paediatric cardiac
professionals is led by Director & Chief Paediatric Cardiac
Surgeon, Dr. Robert Coelho. Dr. Robert Coelho has already
performed over 5000 surgeries and is one of the pioneers
of very complex surgeries in neonates and infants.
He is ably assisted by Chief Paediatric Cardiologist, Dr. K.
Siva Kumar who has specialized in Pinhole (non surgical)
correction of heart defects - an innovative procedure
that has brought great relief for children.
The MIOT Centre for Children's Cardiac Care team has
performed over 2000 successful cardiac surgeries for
children - be it a preterm baby weighing 1.6 kg or a baby
just 2days old or even a new born.
The “MIOT Centre for Children’s Cardiac Care” treats
patients not only from various states of India, but also
from neighbouring countries of the Middle East, Sri Lanka