We find hospitals in South Bangalore situated at the fringe of the city, facing the Arabian Sea and the dense green paddy fields. The first thing that strikes your mind when you visit Bangalore are the skyscrapers and the high rise buildings, which are the marks of the growth of the city. A journey inside the city will reveal several other sights, which are equally enthralling and attractive. The Bangalore heart spots are the medical college, the YMCA, the CRISIL and the IFEX Silk Road Hospital, which have many researchers involved with their research work on various diseases affecting the mankind. All these facilities are found in a row along the outskirts of the city. The hospital closest to the sea shore is the Apollo Hospital, which has a dedicated wing for research works in neonatology, gynecology and ophthalmology.
The hospitals in Bangalore have been providing excellent quality food to the patients and the visitors alike. There are various restaurants in Bangalore serving excellent food. These restaurants offer continental as well as vegetarian food. The restaurants are mainly located at the tertiary level of the city. The hospitals in south Bangalore are fully equipped to take care of the needs of the children aged between four to twenty-four years.
Almost all the hospitals in Bangalore have separate wards for the admitted children. The children are either admitted in an outpatient mode or they are admitted in a day hospital. The surveillance area of the hospital is very large. There are innumerable surveillance areas for the children aged between four to twenty-four years. The surveillance area is generally located at the outskirts of the town and is almost always well protected by the police.
The majority of the children suffering from acute infection have been treated with antibiotics. The acute infections can be cured with the use of amoxicillin G, gentamycin G, or amoxicillin S. However, if the infection is of a chronic nature, it may require a prolonged course of antibiotics. The most commonly used antibiotics being used in the hospitals in Bangalore are tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline etc. All these antibiotics have both the antibiotic activity as well as the serotonergic property.
A study conducted on children aged between fourteen to thirty-two years showed that the tetracycline was the most effective in preventing the occurrence of clinical pneumonia in this particular age group. However, the amoxicillin G was found to be more efficient in reducing the severity of the problem. Similarly, the prevalence of the bacterial infections in the subjects was found to be associated with the duration of time spent in the hospital. There was a notable variation in the severity of the infection as a result of the gender and the race of the persons included in the study population.
The clinical pneumonia cases reported in the study also indicated that the patients were generally discharged home on the first day of hospitalization, following successful completion of all the antibiotic treatments prescribed by the attending physician. The estimated incidence rates of the infections ranged from two to six percent among the children aged 28 days. Therefore, the present epidemic is yet to reach its peak level.