Down’s syndrome clinic opened

February 18, 2007 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

Staff Reporter

It will allow interaction among affected children



CELEBRITY LAUNCH: Actor Vijay interacts with children after inaugurating the Down’s syndrome clinic in Nungambakkam on Saturday. — By Special Arrangement

CHENNAI: Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital in Nungambakkam here has opened a special clinic for children with Down’s syndrome.

The clinic will provide information and give an opportunity for families of children to interact. Initial and follow-up evaluation with preventive medical screening and consultation, parent training and therapy will be provided.

Actor Vijay formally inaugurated the clinic on Saturday and spent some time with the children there.

Down’s syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by a combination of birth defects, including some degree of mental retardation, impaired facial features and associated withheart defects, visual and hearing impairment and other health problems.

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