Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - A Centre Of Excellence
A modern, state-of-the-art NICU, accredited at Level III-A by the National Neonatology Forum of India, provides the highest level of care available for critically-ill newborns. Our 50 bedded facility provides complete neonatal care ranging from routine to advanced, at affordable costs. The NICU at KEM Hospital has become a referral centre with a large referral base in the state. We have set a trend and changed the outcome for small premature babies and other high-risk neonates. Our survival rates are comparable to other top centres in the country, with over 95% survival over 1000 grams.
KEM NICU is one of the handful neonatal units in India, recognised by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi for conducting the course of DNB (Neonatology). The Centre is also recognised for its Fellowship program in Neonatology by Indian Academy of Paediatrics and National Neonatology Forum, India.
Besides our skilled Neonatology Consultants, we have a dedicated team of specially trained healthcare professionals involved in the care of your baby, including: NICU Fellows, Nursing Staff, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Lactation Consultants, Pharmacists and Medical Social Workers (MSWs).
24/7 dedicated neonatal ambulance service which reaches babies in distress and brings them to the NICU. We offer this service to hospitals in and around Pune. To book Neonatal Ambulance Service, please call:
+91 94210 18970 or +91 98509 18420
Various types of respiratory support systems including bubble CPAP, nasal CPAP, ventilators with conventional and advanced modes
High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV)
Inhaled nitric oxide therapy
Central line insertion including PICC lines (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter)
Servo controlled warmers and double walled incubatorss
Single and double surface phototherapy and LED phototherapy
Non-invasive, reliable methods for checking jaundice levels
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
Milk bank - promoting the health of babies and mothers through the provision of safe donor milk and support of breastfeeding
Therapeutic hyper-hypothermia management
In-house blood gas analyser
In-house portable USG, doppler, echocardiography, EEG and x-ray
Portable OAE - hearing screening
Newborn metabolic screening done routinely for genetic disorders
This caters to the treatment of the critically sick infants, who require ventilation (life support) and intravenous feeding. Our Level 3 Neonatal Care is equipped with 9 beds with multi-channel monitors, infusion pumps and ventilation facilities. We have facilities for high frequency ventilation, a highly sophisticated form of artificial respiration in which very sick babies are ventilated at breathing rates of up to 600 breaths per minute, which helps in managing complicated cases needing advanced care.
For infants who require close monitoring and care such as supplemental oxygen for respiratory distress or phototherapy for jaundice. This level of care includes tube feeding and also includes the care of babies recovering from illnesses or post-operative procedures.
Infants and their mothers are given a chance to bond together prior to discharge. We also provide mothers with guidance and help in managing their babies confidently before discharge and provide them coaching in attending to the special needs of their newborn.
All high risk babies undergo developmental follow-up for early identification of developmental problems. The infants are assessed for growth, development, vision and hearing, and fine and gross motor skills to determine if the child is developing normally. These early intervention programs for high-risk infants are backed by excellent rehabilitation support.