• News & Events
  • PULSE POLIO 2019
  • Dr. Indu Khosla - Chief Guest
  • Allergy testing and Immunotherapy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Measles Rubella (MR) Campaign

The government has scheduled yet another day for Pulse Polio and polio vaccine coverage this year! Please bring your children under 5 years of age for the vaccines. It can coincide with other vaccinations too as this is an oral booster.

Cambridge Montessori School invites Dr. Indu Khosla for their grand inaugration ceremony on 19th May, 2019 at 10.00 am. They have also announced summer camps for children ages 4-8 years with various fun-filled activities!

With the rising incidence of allergic diseases in children, we have added the facilities of doing specific skin prick tests for allergies.

In select patients who do not respond to routine modalities of treatment, we have introduced immunotherapy to enable cure of allergies.

We have enhanced our services in caring for children with lung diseases and have added certain facilities, like bronchoscopies. Bronchoscopy is a procedure where a tube is passed into the airways of the child, and which has a camera at the other end that allows us to see the airways directly. It is an excellent and safe procedure that is indicated in children with -

1. persistent and recurring cough

2. non-resolving penumonias

3. swallowing difficulties

4. chronic lung diseases like cystic fibrosis and tuberculosis, and many other conditions.

Measles is a viral illness with the potential for serious complications like Pneumonia, Ear infection, impaired immunity with flaring of illnesses such as TB and eye damage due to Vitamin A deficiency. Even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available, in 2016, there were 89780 measles deaths globally, mostly among children under the age of five. Out of these 49200 were in India.

Rubella is a mild viral illness but in pregnancy can harm the unborn baby causing a severe illness called as Congenital Rubella syndrome(CRS)  with hearing and vision defects, heart diseases and mental retardation. One hundred and thirty five newborns are born in India every day with CRS.

Like the highly successful campaigns for eradicating small pox and polio, WHO has launched a global MR campaign to eradicate Measles and Rubella by 2020. To reach the goal, each and every child between 9 months to 15 years is given a dose of MR vaccine irrespective of previous immunization status. This ensures protection in all children and blocks transmission of these illnesses. This is a safe and effective vaccine similar to the regular immunizations given to all children. 

Over 10 crore children have been given MR vaccine in 21 states in India under this campaign since February 2017 without any serious side effects proving that it is a very safe public health initiative. These states have shown a drastic reduction in the number of cases of measles and CRS thereby proving its efficacy as well.

The target is to cover more than 95% of eligible children. The vaccine is manufactured by Serum Institute of India and is approved and pre-qualified by the WHO.


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