Neonatal Intensive Care(NICU)

          NICU or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Salem Polyclinic, specializes in the care of ill or premature newborn infants or those newborn requiring close care and monitoring. There is a step down Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) to take care of preterm babies, who are feeding and growing rapidly but need monitoring till they are fit for discharge.

          The department of Neonatology, Salem Polyclinic, has neonatologists, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons and nurses trained in newborn care round the clock. The care given to the newborn is individualized and our Neonatologists practice evidence based medicine and follow internationally accepted protocols.

Treatments and Procedures

  • Provide neonatal resuscitation at every delivery
  • Evaluate and provide postnatal care to healthy newborn infants
  • Immunization services
  • Care of babies born to “high risk” mothers
  • Care of low birth weight babies
  • Care of premature babies
  • Care of sick newborn
  • Babies requiring sustained respiratory support
  • Care and support of newborn during transport in and out of the hospital
  • Antenatal counselling when newborn problems are anticipated
  • Neonatal surgery including urological and thoracic problems
  • Post- operative care
  • Newborn screening for hearing defects
  • Newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism
  • Parents are trained in newborn care post discharge from NICU

    Salem Polyclinic has a contemporary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with state-of-the-art, advanced equipment and infrastructure to manage sick and premature infants. The consultants are highly trained and are qualified from some of the best institutions in India and abroad. They follow internationally benchmarked protocols and practice evidence-based medicine. The nurses in the NICU have been specially trained to handle newborns and provide specialized care in a compassionate manner. The neonatal intensive care unit in Salem Polyclinic has a Level 2, a Level 3 and a septic NICU which combined has 15 beds.