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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, KKCTH with modern equipments, space and dedicated staff.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, KKCTH

Department of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The hospital houses a well-equipped, Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This means that the NICU is extremely prepared to handle babies born at all gestational ages and offers prompt access to a wide range of pediatric multidisciplinary specialties while also providing respiratory and advanced imaging support.

KKCTH NICU goes one step ahead and offers various intensive care services including neonatal transport using a dedicated NICU ambulance, conventional and high frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, peritoneal dialysis, total parenteral nutrition, central venous access, umbilical lines, invasive and non-invasive monitoring, double volume exchange transfusion, functional echocardiography and phototherapy. In addition, multidisciplinary developmental follow up facilities, indirect ophthalmoscopy for retinopathy of prematurity, immunisation, well newborn outpatient services, resuscitation, lactation support and prenatal counselling are extended.

Established in 1990, the NICU has 2 intensive care bays, having a capacity of 16 beds in addition to a 15 bedded step down unit, a 4 bedded isolation area and a procedure room. Equipped with state of art equipment, the unit is managed by a team of dedicated consultant neonatologists, neonatal and pediatric trainees in DNB, trained neonatal nursing professionals and other support staff. The unit is involved in training neonatal and pediatric trainees and nurses with a rigorous academic schedule. With a survival of more than 95% among all admitted neonates which includes newborns up to 450 grams birth weight, the goal is to achieve world class excellence in providing developmentally supportive care to the sickest and smallest of neonates.

Consultants: Dr.Chandra Kumar, Dr.Vaanathi