Frequently asked questions

SOHUM HOME HEALTH

Why Sohum Home Health?


Sohum Home Health is a complete comprehensive care for your child. We understand the responsibility of a parent and the care they want to provide to their child. We have a designed a special program to take away the stress of finding out the right care for your child which includes vaccination package, nurse at home for vaccination, nutrition counselling, doctor consultation, super specialist consultation, with complete transparency in cost, researched information & prompt care for your baby.




How Sohum Home Health is holistic, comprehensive & effective?


Baby care is required as the baby is conceived, is born, & further as the the child grows up. Your child needs nurturing at every stage & you do your best to provide the best care. Our team of specialists have done deep research on every step of child growth from conceving, newborn care, vaccination, essential screening, nutrition, skin care, physical development, intellectual development and many care practices which will help your child to achieve their full potential. We understand that as a parent it is difficult to do child development research on each of these subject alongside your daily responsibilities. We are your specialist team and you can count on us!




Why Vaccination at home? Will a doctor monitor it?


Most vaccinations visits are routine visits where a simple injection needs to be provided to the baby with basic safety in place. We provide vaccination at home so as to least expose the baby to clinical environments. What better, safe and convenient place for the vaccination than your own comfortable home. Our nurses and doctors are specially trained for the job following the best recommended vaccination protocol. You will be provided pre information on vaccines, their effects & after care. We know you might still want to see a doctor, so we make sure the child is seen by a Pediatrician and answer your all queries during vaccination using telemedicine module.




What is Telemedicine Consult with Specialist and Super Specialist?


We understand the requirement of continued care for your baby and that’s why we provide special channel for you to consult not only specialist but also super specialist using telemedicine for continued care without the additional time and cost burdens of travelling to the clinic for each visit. Tele Consult is an initiative of Sohum Home Health to bring your doctors consultation to the location & time that suits you best.




What is the cost benefit of using Sohum Home Health?


The cost of visiting a clinic includes the cost of commutation from home to clinic and clinic to home + Fees of the doctor + Vaccination administration charges + Waiting time cost (if you are working at least half day leave) and above all the risk of getting infection and subsequent events. Sohum saves you all the above cost along with added safety and comfort.




What are the Quality standards with Sohum Home Health?


Sohum Home Health is an initiative of Sohum Innovation Labs India Pvt. Ltd. a national award-winning company in healthcare. We are ISO 13485 certified and provides the best in class technology and quality of services in newborn care. Our telemedicine technology is HIPAA compliant & all data is encrypted and secured. Our nurses are trained as per WHO protocol and follow strict safety guidelines.




How Sohum vaccination keeps track of your child’s vaccination, Why it is important to keep records ?


Keeping a track of child vaccination should not be a complex task. We created an online and offline calendar and our assigned nurse send you reminder and fix an appointment with you as per the schedule. We also provide a signed certificate from a Pediatrician which can be used in schools or in the future when your child decides to travel abroad.





VACCINATION

What are the vaccines recommended by Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)


Please see the IAP recommendations here https://www.indianpediatrics.net/dec2018/1066.pdf




What does Indian Academy of Pediatrics & UNICEF say about vaccination during COVID times?


Indian Academy of Pediatrics & UNICEF recommends to follow regular vaccination schedule and not miss on it especially during COVID times, as missing on it increases the risk of other Vaccine Preventable Diseases (measles, polio) to reappear. Please click on the links below for more information. UNICEF: https://uni.cf/3buX2fQ. Indian Academy of Pediatrics: https://bit.ly/2yVg1CW




What are the risks and benefits of vaccines?


Vaccines can prevent infectious diseases that once killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. Without vaccines, your child is at risk for getting seriously ill and suffering pain, disability, and even death from diseases like measles and whooping cough. The main risks associated with getting vaccines are side effects, which are almost always mild (redness and swelling at the injection site) and go away within a few days. Serious side effects after vaccination, such as a severe allergic reaction, are very rare and doctors and clinic staff are trained to deal with them. The disease-prevention benefits of getting vaccines are much greater than the possible side effects for almost all children. The only exceptions to this are cases in which a child has a serious chronic medical condition like cancer or a disease that weakens the immune system, or has had a severe allergic reaction to a previous vaccine dose.




Is it fine to delay the Vaccine schedule?


Young children have the highest risk of having a serious case of disease that could cause hospitalization or death. Delaying or spreading out vaccine doses leaves your child unprotected during the time when they need vaccine protection the most. For example, diseases such as Hib or pneumococcus almost always occur in the first 2 years of a baby’s life. And some diseases, like Hepatitis B and whooping cough (pertussis), are more serious when babies get them at a younger age.