New Delhi, 30 August 2016: Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals organized a press conference today to commemorate the successful completion of 10 years of The Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine. Dr Prathap C Reddy, Founder Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group congratulated the Fetal medicine team and spent some fun time with children and parents who have been treated at the Fetal Medicine Center over the last decade.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Prathap C Reddy, Founder Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, “The Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine started its operations in 2006 as north India’s only dedicated fetal medicine centre. The fetal imaging and prenatal testing technology have improved vastly in the past few decades. Today, fetal therapy is recognized as one of the most promising fields for expert care for both mother and unborn baby, and prenatal surgery is becoming an option for a growing number of babies with birth defects. We aim to create awareness around timely check-up and scan to ensure the baby’s health is not compromised.”
Addressing the audience, Dr Anita Kaul, Senior Consultant – Fetal Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi explained, “Fetal surgery is a complex surgical procedure to correct abnormalities in the womb for example placental complications in twins which compromises life of one twin. Scientific advances in the last 20 years have raised the hope that many pregnancy complications are potentially detectable from as early as the 12th week of gestation. Fetal evaluation can give patient-specific risk for a wide spectrum of pregnancy complications, including intellectual disability in fetus, preterm delivery, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction.”
The Apollo Fetal Medicine centre has become a one-of-its kind establishment and has attained leadership in fetal medicine in the region. Patients from different cities attended the event along with their children and shared their experiences.
Source: The Nation Leader