The Department of Neonatology at Believers Church Medical College Hospital is a Level–III unit that caters to all newborns, delivered here or referred from other hospitals. We care for extreme preterm babies of 24 weeks’ gestation to full-term babies, including multiple births and complicated deliveries. Our experienced team looks after babies with major problems including extreme prematurity, major and minor congenital anomalies, and in particular, cardiac anomalies requiring cardiac surgery. We are the only hospital in Central Travancore providing this service.
We have a 24x7 cover of Senior Neonatologists on the floor to deal with all emergencies. All major procedures and facilities are provided including, non- invasive ventilation, therapeutic hypothermia, mechanical ventilation, neonatal ECMO , exchange blood transfusion, central line and PICC line insertions. We also have a transport incubator with ventilator to cater to the transport of sick newborn babies. We have a dedicated team of 5 Neonatologists providing round-the-clock. Our nursing staff are highly trained and motivated and capable of handling our delicate patients with extreme love and care.
We have excellent backup support from various other departments including Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Dermatology , Pediatric surgery and Pediatric Dental departments . Other departments like Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology, and Psychiatric Departments also lend their valuable support. A good 24x7 laboratory service with excellent backup from Pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Blood bank is available. The Hospital Infection Control team works tirelessly with us to make sure that strict aseptic conditions are maintained in the NICU.
We have daily outpatient services including Well Baby Clinic and High Risk Clinic. High risk babies are also followed up by Developmental Pediatricians and Physiotherapists. Ante-natal counselling with the family is also catered to and we work closely with the Fetal and Reproductive Medicine Department.
We promote exclusive breastfeeding and counsel all parents about the benefits of the same. We counsel the families about home care of the babies and follow them up regularly. Comprehensive vaccination services are provided and promoted and newborn vision, hearing, and thyroid function screening is routinely done.
A comprehensive, evidence-based care with a humane touch is assured for all babies in our unit.