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Rela Institute and Medical Centre’s Neonatology Department in Chennai has two separate units that make the department. These are:

Neonatal Intensive care (NICU) is situated in second floor,close to Labour ward/operation theatre. Our team consist of experienced consultants, associate consultant,and neonatal fellows and available round the clock to care extreme preterm and sick babies. Neonatal life-threatening congenital anomaly will be taken care by our surgical team including Paediatric surgery and Cardiothoracic team. We provide neonatal transport for safe transfer of sick babies. We take care all high risk mother and foetus, conduct detailed study and consult with foetal medicine specialist, antenatal counselling done for all high risk pregnancy.

Perinatal centre: Regionalized system of perinatal care with integrated delivery of services should address the care received by the woman before and during pregnancy, the management of labour and delivery, postpartum care, and neonatal care. The perinatal health care system is oriented toward providing patient-centred and family-centred health care because the family often is the primary source of support for individuals receiving health services.

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Treatments and Procedures

Care of extreme premature and low birth weight babies

Non-invasiveventilation, conventional ventilation

HFOV,I inhaled (NO ), therapeutic Hypothermia(Whole body cooling) and ECMO

New-born Screening (Ultrasound.Echocardiography, Hearing assessment & Congenital hypothyroidism, and metabolicdisorders)

Management of all neonatal surgical problems(congenital diaphragm Hernia, Tracheooesophageal fistula and others.

Resuscitation team available for in house and surrounding birthing centres (24/7, all holidays.

CPAP, Phototherapy,exchange transfusion and Total Parental nutrition

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Our Experts

Dr. Eswara Raja T

Dr. Eswara Raja T

Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead
Dr. Velmurugan Kannappan

Dr. Velmurugan Kannappan

Consultant Neonatologist & Pediatrician
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