Neonatology

Neonatology is a subspecialty in paediatric care that deals with the medical care for the new-born infants, especially the sick, premature new-borns and babies with low birth weight than required, or with any infections, heart problems or congenital defects. This is a hospital-based specialty and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units. At Fortis, the team of Neonatologists are skilled and equipped with latest technologies to render care for new-born and pre-term babies with the support of NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) Level 3 with the following facilities*:

  • Dedicated High-Frequency Ventilator
  • Conventional Ventilators
  • Dedicated Nasal CPAP drivers (Infant Flow drivers)
  • Continuous Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
  • Blood Gas Analyser
  • Isolation Room
  • State-of-the-art Bedside Physiological Monitors
  • Incubators and Open Head Warmers
  • Digital Syringe and Infusion Pumps
  • Specially Designed Nursery to promote the development of the new-born (special lighting to promote sleep/awake cycle, low ambient noise level)
  • Human breastmilk bank

The team aims at delivering contemporary care, conducting constant research and enhancing the skills to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions which affect the neonates.

*All facilities mentioned may not be available across all hospitals. For more details, please call the nearest Fortis facility before visiting.

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