KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Milestones of the Department

 

1958 : Foundation of the Department of Pediatrics.
1958-1968 : Normal neonates were looked after by Obstetric department. Sick neonates were looked after by Pediatric department.
1968 : Pediatric department took charge of normal neonates.
1970 : Establishment of separate neonatal care unit next to post-natal ward.
1977-1978 : High risk newborn OPD services started for follow up of nursery graduates.
1985 : Dr. S. F. Irani – Professor of Pediatrics took charge of Neonatology division
1990 : Level II Neonatal Care Unit established on the 10th floor of New M.S.Building at K.E.M Hospital.
1992 : Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) established.
1994 : Division of Neonatology was separated from parent Department of Pediatrics and started functioning as full – fledged Neonatology department. Recognition of the department for DM (Neonatology) degree course by University of Mumbai.
1995 : Dr. R.H. Udani – Prof. of Neonatology took charge of the Dept. of Neonatology
2000 : Mothers allowed to enter into NICU and Humane Neonatal Care approach initiated.
2001 : Creation of Mothers’ resting place ‘Vatsalya’ (Donation received from Bidada Sarvodaya Trust, Mumbai) Initiation of Kangaroo Mother Care for LBW infants
2002 : Creation of Seminar room ‘Gyandeep’ (Donation received from Matushri Jekuvarba Doshi Trust, Rajkot)
2004 : Dr.Ruchi N. Nanavati, Prof of Neonatology took charge of the Dept. of Neonatology
2005 : Establishment of Human Milk Bank (Donation received from Inner Wheel Club of Bombay)
Establishment of Ambulatory Kangaroo Mother Care Center (Donation received from ‘Saving Newborn Lives’, an initiative led by ‘Save The Children- (USA)’ with support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2008 : Initiation of Neurosensory Screening: Hearing & Ophthalmic Screening
Initiation of Newborn Metabolic Screening: Congenital Hypothyroidism & Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
2009: MCI Recognition for DM ( Neonatology)
Initiation of MUHS Fellowship in Neonatology
2010: Department recognized as Collaborative Center for Facility Based Newborn Care under National Reproductive and Child Health Program of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) supported by UNICEF
2011: Department recognized as Regional Collaborative Center for Western India for Facility Based Newborn Care under National Reproductive and Child Health Program of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) supported by UNICEF
2014-15: Renovation of NICU under CSR project of MCGM by Mazagon Dock Ltd.
2015: Initiation of Total Body Cooling therapy & Nitric Oxide therapy

 

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