Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Department of Neonatology and NICU at Manipal Hospital, HAL Airport Road, and Bengaluru has a formidable reputation now in this South East Asian part of the world for its excellence in care as well as in academic pursuits. . The Neonatal Unit at Manipal Hospital has been accredited as one of the most advanced NICUs in the country (Level III B) by the Prestigious National Neonatology Forum of India. The department has been involved in the growth of “Neonatal Intensive Care” for more than two decades in India and has been active in initiating and been part of many new neonatal practices in the country. We have delivered high quality Tertiary Neonatal Care these last 23 years of our existence.
The department have been associated with the first pioneering therapies of initiating ventilation for sick neonates, first use of Surfactant therapy for Neonatal RDS in India, first use of inhaled Nitric Oxide and High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Karnataka, first Neonatal Air Transports in the country, coordinating of first multi-center NICU trials in the country etc.
It has been actively involved at the national level on decision making, advocacy and policy matters for newborn health as advisory to the Government of India, UNICEF and professional organisations like National Neonatology Forum of India & Indian Academy of Paediatrics