Neonatology

Neonatology is that branch of medicine which deals with the care of the smallest and youngest of the population till one month of corrected gestation – viz. one month of age  after a full term delivery.
The MOSC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),  with its state of the art facility,  provides tertiary medical and surgical services for inborn neonates as well as infants referred from other centers.

Objectives of the Department of Neonatology:

  • Provide high and intermediate dependency care for neonates. The NICU would be capable of taking care of all critically ill neonates,  premature and extremely low birth weight infants.
  • Provide and care for all neonates delivered at the MOSC Hospital. This would include support for neonatal resuscitation at delivery,  management of problems like neonatal jaundice  and supportive care for high risk infants like those born to mothers with diseases complicating pregnancy.
  • Serve as a Referral Centre for all newborns of the region requiring advanced care.
  • Develop a comprehensive training centre in Neonatology;

                (a) Provide training for Paediatricians in Neonatal intensive care,  develop community neonatology modules and undertake research in topics of interest in Neonatology.
                         (b) Provide training for nurses in all aspects of neonatal care,  Impart short term courses for nurses in neonatal intensive care nursing; and become a nodal point for continuing medical and nursing education

HISTORY

The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical Mission Hospital had been in the forefront of imparting medical care to the needy for over 4 decades. As envisioned by the founding fathers,  the hospital had been functioning as a multi-specialty care provider for the community.
A ‘neonatal nursery’ had also been functioning in this centre for long – catering to over 3500 deliveries being conducted at this hospital and serving as a referral unit to a population of over 150,000.  A modern state of the art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was consecrated in March 2004. This NICU created history by becoming the FIRST unit in India to be officially accredited as a LEVEL - 3 Unit by the National Neonatology Forum of India in the year 2007. MOSC Medical College became the first DM training centre in the state of Kerala in 2013. This was the first DNB Neonatology center in Kerala ( 2007) and second in the country. The DNB program was discontinued in 2011 preceding the commencement of the DM Neonatology course.
A one year post MD training program in Neonatology for senior registrars was available from 2004-2013.

Mission

It is our determined resolve to dedicate a state of the art modern neonatal care facility and provide neonatal care of the highest standard at a cost affordable to the common man

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