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Neonatology department cares for babies less than 28 days of age and preterm babies above 24 weeks of gestation. Our expertise is in care of high risk newborn, especially VLBWs (babies below 1500g), extreme preterm babies (<28 weeks), surgical babies and babies with IEM. Ours is the first unit to get level-IIIb NNF-accreditation (2014). We are one of the largest neonatal cardiac surgical centers in TamilNadu. We provide holistic care with state-of-the-art facilities including ECMO support for high-risk term infants and premature infants. We are well equipped to transport sick neonates from other centers within a 60km radius.
Neonatal Screening services
Our department emphasizes preventive aspect of newborn care as an inseparable and invaluable component of neonatology. We provide Immunization and universal screening programmes to detect hearing loss, hypothyroidism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, critical congenital heart disease and metabolic disorders for the newborn babies.
Newborn follow up services
All newborn babies are followed up till 1 month of age and care is then transferred to the Pediatrics Department. All high-risk preterm and term babies discharged from NICU get a comprehensive neurodevelopmental follow-up till 6 years of age, including developmental, nutritional, speech and language and ophthalmological assessments.
Community outreach services
Doctors and nurses from our department, partnering with the department of Public Health, are actively involved in training doctors and nurses throughout TamilNadu in the BNCRP programme (Since 2012). Our department conducts weekly clinic (every Tuesday) for children with developmental delays and genetic problems at VidyaSudha, an NGO that takes care of children with special needs. Our Department initiated and supervised the development of a 25-bed neonatal care facility as an urban low-cost neonatal intensive care unit in Voluntary Health Services, Taramani, Chennai, a non-profit organization. Consultants from our department are also involved in mentoring neonatal units of remote and rural areas in the most backward states in India under Emmanuel Hospital Association.