The Neonatology division had been an important segment of the Department of Pediatrics since inception providing robust clinical care and training in Neonatology. To provide an impetus to neonatal services in JIPMER, the Neonatology division was upgraded to a separate department from 1st December, 2014. Ours is a level III busy NICU providing quality clinical services free of cost including CPAP, mechanical ventilation and surfactant therapy in addition to 24X7 neonatal resuscitation and emergency care for all neonates. DM Neonatology course was commenced in August 2009 with an aim to nurture competent super-specialists who would be capable enough to provide clinical care of the highest order to the newborn infants, and serve as future teachers, trainers, researchers and leaders in the field of Neonatology. With the initiation of PhD course in Neonatology from September 2010, research activities bringing science from bench to bedside and taking evidence to practice have been given a new thrust in the department. Our department was involved in National neonatal-perinatal data collection project and is known for the extensive research in neonatal sepsis and perinatal asphyxia including therapeutic hypothermia. The neonatology services have been brought under one roof in JIPMER Women and Children hospital (JWCH)
The architect of JIPMER Neonatology
Prof. Vishnu Bhat. B, Former Director, Senior Professor and Head, Department of Neonatology has been a legendary academician, clinician, researcher, mentor, administrator and above all a great human being. He is the visionary and architect of Neonatology in JIPMER. The state of the art NICU in JWCH is his brainchild and he was instrumental in starting DM and PhD courses in Neonatology. The NICU team and generations of newborns are indebted to his exemplary services in JIPMER.