National Specialist advice and Specialised services program for general pediatric clinics
There is a pressing need to expand specialist capacities nationwide by enabling experts to diagnose and treat straightforward cases with the help of the doctor at the primary healthcare centre ( the general pediatrician at the OPD Clinic)
There is also the need to enable OPD clinics to deliver services for the prevention and management of chronic conditions, which most clinics are currently unable to do.
This program aims to empower general pediatric clinics nationwide with specialist capabilities and specialist advice programs for the prevention, early diagnosis, local treatment, and timely referral of a wide range of conditions.
Under this program IAP member clinics across the country will receive resources and tools to enhance growth and development outcomes of children by:
- Early detection of serious but treatable conditions by providing diagnostic support to the doctors at the point of care, combined with doctor personalized assessment tools and doctor personalized patient education from IAP
- Local treatment of straightforward cases and timely referral under specialist advice
- Specialized services from general pediatrics clinics for disease prevention and the management of chronic conditions
- Training from IAP on red flags and best practices for local therapy under expert advice
The initial set of services are now available to IAP members all over India and any IAP member may receive the system by clicking here and filling up the enquiry form.
Use the menu at the top of the page to read more about the different aspects of the program. You can also click here to visit the Specialist Advice System Section and click here to visit the Specialised Services Platform Section.
Currently available services include dietary assessment and meal planning, behavioral and neurodevelopment assessment and specialist advice for Pediatric Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases, Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases, Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Nutrition.