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Neonatology UNIT (Medical Unit- IV)
Neonatal Unit of DSH is first ever in Bangladesh which was established in July 1978 by late Professor Tofayel Ahmed and was headed by the Professor Khaleda Banu. This was really the beginning of separate newborn care in the paediatric hospital. There are 30 beds (20 non-paying & 10 paying) with central oxygen supply and equipped with CPAP machines, incubators, warmers, phototherapy units (both single and double surface), pulse oximeters.
Around 1500 neonates are admitted per year in SCABU. The principal causes for admission are asphyxia, prematurity and sepsis. Discharged neonates are followed-up to 1 year of age by one medical officer and a nurse twice weekly at the outpatient department, supervised by one consultant.
The unit is enriched with one professor, three associate professors, one registrar and 3 medical officers with postgraduate qualification. There are trainee doctors also. Post graduate courses on neonatology are run in the neonatology department (FCPS Neonatology and MD Neonatology). Other than regular academic activities of BICH, Weekly Neonatal Session is conducted by the unit, where one case, one death case and one published article are discussed. Weekly classes are conducted for trainee doctors.
Unit faculties are involved in research activities within the department and also in collaboration with different international organizations. At present one collaborative project is running. The faculty members are also involved in various national committees in developing National Neonatal Health Strategy and other training programs. This Unit has a future plan to establish a NICU with all facilities.
|Professor of Neonatology Examining
Pre-Term Low Birth Weight Infant
|Neonatology Team in Round|