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Department of Neonatology

Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital has a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) which caters to nearly 1000 high risk newborns every year. 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, trained neonatal nursing professionals and other support staff. The unit caters to high risk term and preterm neonates and offers various intensive care services including neonatal transport using mobile 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, we also offer multidisciplinary developmental follow up facilities, indirect ophthalmoscopy for retinopathy of prematurity, immunisation, well newborn outpatient services, resuscitation, lactation support and prenatal counselling. The unit is involved in training neonatal and paediatric 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, our goal is to achieve world class excellence in providing developmentally supportive care to the sickest and smallest of neonates.

Consultants: Dr.ChandraKumar , Dr Vaanathi