Prof. Dr. Arun Kumar Bhatt
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A newborn brings joy and hope for the family as well as the society. The neonatal period is the most delicate and vulnerable phase of human life. The needs of a newborn include safe transition from intra uterine to extra uterine life, maintenance of temperature, exclusive breast feeding, prevention of infection, immunization, anticipation, early recognition and treatment of the disease. Neonatal health care is of utmost priority for the nation and also the biggest challenge.
The Department is soon going to start with a 10 bedded Level II B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As the department strengthens in terms of medical and paramedical manpower and infrastructure we will soon upgrade the NICU to Level III A.
At present we are running the neonatal OPD three times a week (Mon/Wed/Fri) and admitting sick newborns in the emergency ward and the routine ward. We intend to start two special OPDs, the high risk neonatal OPD and the well-baby clinic.
The department of neonatology intends to develop into an outstanding referral unit to cater to newborns with all kinds of diseases. We also plan to start preventive programs and outreach activities in the community. We will provide all round comprehensive newborn care services, which would include well baby clinic, high risk clinic, neonatal stabilization unit, neonatal intensive care unit and a step down unit.
The department also plans to be centre of excellence for training and research in neonatology. In future we plan to train doctors in neonatology at various levels, after graduation (MD) as well as after post graduation (DM). We will also impart training to the nurses and the paramedical staff in various aspects of neonatal care.
Dr. Ruchi Rai
Qualifications: MD (Pediatrics)