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Get-together of Pediatric Kidney Transplantees at Aster Medcity

In Health
March 02, 2023

Aster Medcity celebrated a get-together of children who have undergone kidney transplantation. To mark the successful completion of pediatric kidney transplant surgeries, PeeKoo, a mascot designed to create a child-friendly environment in the hospital was launched. Basil Joseph, Malayalam Director and Actor performed the digital launch of PeeKoo.

Being one of the very few centres in the country providing kidney transplants, and the second largest centre to provide robot-assisted transplant surgeries, Aster has completed 365 surgeries so far and in which 222 are robot-assisted and 42 are for children below the age of 18.

“We have done combined liver kidney transplantation successfully even for children below 10kg body weight; Medcity is one of the very few centres in India offering Robot assisted kidney transplantation for children “said Dr.V.Narayanan Unni, Lead consultant of Centre of Excellence in Renal Sciences, Aster Medcity.

PeeKoo is an illustrated fictional character that represents the pediatric related healthcare services from Aster Medcity. PeeKoo triggers positive recall in children about their health and healthcare. With PeeKoo, an element of personification to pediatric services boosting positive and highlighting the importance of creating a child-friendly environment in a hospital setting is shared.

“ Peekoo is a friendly and fun-loving character who is designed to create a child-friendly environment in Aster Medcity. With PeeKoo by side, we hope to create a welcoming and continuing its mission of creating a warm, comforting environment for children and their families, helping them feel at ease during their stay at our hospital”, said Farhaan Yaasin, Regional Director, Aster Hospitals, Kerala and Tamilnadu.

A variety of games and activities, and gifting children with PeeKoo printed caps and mugs kept the children entertained throughout the event.

Farhaan Yasin, Regional Director, Aster Hospitals – Kerala & Tamil Nadu, Doctors from Aster Medcity such as Dr.V.Narayanan Unni,– Lead Consultant, Centre of Excellence in Renal Sciences, Dr. George Jose, Consultant – Neonatology, Dr. Kishore T.A, Senior Consultant – Urology, Dr. Bipi P.K , Consultant – Nephrology spoke at the event.

The event was a resounding success, with children, their families and medical professionals, gathering to commemorate this significant achievement and welcome Peekoo to the Aster Medcity family.