Neonatology and Intensive Pediatrics
Bombay Hospital has been certified as a baby-friendly hospital and always believes that patient care is a priority. The Hospital for years has strived to develop one of the best neonatal services in the city and is currently accredited as a tertiary level unit. The aim of the department has always been to provide optimal newborn care at minimal cost to the parents and yet maintain a high level of standard. Infection rates have been one of the lowest in the country. With the help of supportive services the unit attempts to achieve intact survival with minimum morbidity in its babies.
The unit is very concerned about its potential clients and takes great pains to collect information about normal as well as high risk pregnancies. Not infrequently an expectant mother is referred to the hospital for anticipatory NICU care from other hospitals and nursing homes. Forewarned is forearmed is the dictum followed in the unit. Our obstetricians also believe in liaising with us which is reflected by the high usage of antenatal steroids in threatened premature labour. Because of this fact the usage of assisted ventilation and surfactant therapy is at its minimum.
All deliveries in the hospital are attended by a paediatric resident and high risk situations are attended to by the consultant. We have a transport system to transfer sick babies after stabilization to the NICU for subsequent care. All pediatric residents are well versed in neonatal resuscitation.
The NICU is equipped with the state of the art monitoring system. The unit has adequate numbers of syringe pumps, pulsoximeters, micromethods for blood report estimation and a good patient to nurse ratio. Every baby is closely observed and steps taken to make its stay comfortable. Bombay Hospital is one of the first hospitals in Mumbai to have established a systematic ventilatory program which includes a high frequency option too. High frequency ventilation is used in situations of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and refractory pulmonary hypertension. Babies are exposed to early intervention program before discharge.
The concept of keeping baby and mother together has been well established and we try to maintain the same. Breast feeding is encouraged from the first hour of life and supervision by our lactation nurse ensures adequate and fruitful lactation. Vaccination is initiated in the hospital itself and followed up in our immunization clinic.
- Physical therapy
- Ophthalmology services
- Neonatal and Pediatric surgery
- Sonography and echocardiography
- CT and MRI
- Lactation Management
- Pediatric hemato-oncology
- Pediatric endocrinology
- Pediatric neurosurgery
- Neonatal and Pediatric Urology
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The new PICU is a friendly area exuding a warm and gentle environment. Each child is monitored and cared for here, minimizing anxiety. The super specialty services are intimately involved in the post-operative care of the children.