Neonatal Unit, Dept of Pediatrics

Introduction

The Neonatal Unit of Dept of Pediatrics, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh was inaugurated on 19th February ‘2008 by Hon’ble Minister of Health & FW of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma. This unit was established by the Govt of Assam with joint collaboration of UNICEF  and National Neonatology Forum  who provided the technical help. At present this unit is providing service to around 6000 newborn babies born in Assam Medical College as well as to sick babies referred from neighbouring areas each year.
Post graduate trainees in Pediatrics are trained in this unit on Neonatal care for a minimum period of 6 months. Each month a total of seven post graduate trainees are posted in the unit who work under the guidance of 4 pediatricians trained in neonatology and two faculties. (MD & one DM in Neonatology) who are dedicated to neonatal care only. This unit has been identified as the training centre for Facility Based Newborn care for doctors and nurses by UNICEF & NNF for north eastern India.

Special Services

All procedures like ventilation, Double volume exchange transfusion, Central venous catheterisation, partial exchange, chest drainage etc are practised in the unit. The unit also has facilities for bilirubin estimation, Haemoglobin estimation, bedside Xray as well as ultrasound.

 

Annual Hospital Statistics

Total deliveries per year: 6000-6500
Total no of babies needing admission : 25-35%
Total bed strength of unit: 31 beds
Follow up OPD services available for NICU graduates once in a week (Thurs days)


Faculty
Sl. No.
Designation

Name

Contact Details

1

Associate Prof & In charge

Dr Reeta Bora

[email protected]
+91 9435394313

2

Assistant Professor

Dr Aukifa K S Islam

[email protected]
+91 9435033510

3

Pediatrician

Dr Merin Saikia

[email protected]
+91 9435031547

4

Pediatrician

Dr Kanta Boro

+91 9435130137

5

Pediatrician

Dr Yamen Shyam

+91 9435745416

6

Pediatrician

Dr Tanma Mahanta

[email protected]
+91 9954023801