About the Department

Neonatology Unit as part of the department of paediatric was started in the Year 1988.We provide care for more than 4500 patients annually for both inpatients and outpatients. 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.