About the Department

Neonatology Unit was started in the year 1988, as part of the department of Pediatrics, which evolved into a division of Neonatology in 2004 and further into a Department of Neonatology in 2012. We attend to about 5000 intramural births every year. We provide care for about 2000 babies as in-patients and 6000 babies as out-patients annually. We provide comprehensive care for premature infants and high-risk term or near-term infants. We serve a diverse patient population across India in SRMC.

  • To provide holistic care for the newborn babies and attend to cross referrals.
  • To provide intensive care for sick newborn babies needing level III care
  • To project, the preventive aspect of newborn care as an inseparable and invaluable component of Neonatology.

Neonatology department cares for patient babies less than 28 days of age and pre-term babies from 24 weeks of gestation. It provides holistic care for the newborn babies and attends to cross referrals. Immunization and universal thyroid screening are carried on all newborn babies. All medical emergencies for sick newborn babies needing level III care are provided intensive care. All high-risk babies are being followed up to 1 month of age and care would be transferred to Pediatrics. It also projects the preventive aspect of newborn care as an inseparable and invaluable component of neonatology.
All sick newborn babies and preterm babies discharged from NICU get a comprehensive neurodevelopmental follow-up, till 6 years of age. Developmental assessment, nutrition assessment, physiotherapy, speech and language and ophthalmological assessments would be carried out on these babies. Neonatology would be an integral part in the initial assessment of babies.