Introduction

The Department of Neonatology has a well-equipped 20 bedded level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU is equipped with radiant warmers, phototherapy machines, ventilators, CPAP machines, infusion pumps, vital monitors, transport incubator, ultrasound, ECHO machine and transcutaneous bilirubinometer. We provide care for extremely low birth weight (birth weight < 1000g), very low birth babies (birth weight 1000g-1499g) and sick/critical babies. We have dedicated nursing staff who take care of the sick babies. The NICU caters to large no. of sick babies from Noida and the adjoining districts of Western UP and also from Delhi.

Name of the Faculty

Dr. Ruchi Rai

Professor cum/or Chief Consultant
MD (Paediatrics)

Patient Services

General OPD: Every day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Special OPD: High risk clinic- Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Academic Events

Department conducted IAP/NNF workshop on basic neonatal resuscitation in August 2017

The department also conducted the First Annual CME in Neonatology: Update 2017 on 5th November 2017

The department is actively involved in interdepartmental academic activity and teaching activities to train the nurses

Courses/ Training offered

Under process

Educative Material

Under process

Publications

  1. Rai R, Faridi MMA, Agarwal KN, Gupta. Antitubercular drug formulations for children. Indian Paediatrics 2001;38:400-406.
  2. Ambiguous genitalia. In: Gupta N, Suneja A, editors. Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology. 1sted . New Delhi: Jaypee Bros; 2003.p.12-31.
  3. Gupta P, Rai R, Basu S, Faridi MMA. Lifespan of peripheral intravenous cannula in neonatal intensive care unit of a developing country. J Paediatric Nursing 2003; 18: 287-92.
  4. Gupta P, Chaturvedi D, Rai R, Dua T, Ramachandran VG. Cytomegalovirus infection in neonates following blood component therapy. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 2005; 25: 139-140.
  5. Singh DK, Rai R. Hypernatremic dehydration leading to peripheral gangrene. Indian Paediatrics 2008: 513-4.
  6. Singh DK, Rai R. Congenital erythropoeitic porphyria. Indian Paediatrics 2008; 45; 865.
  7. Rai R, Singh DK. Lichen nitidus. Indian Paediatrics 2008; 45; 934.
  8. Rai R, Singh DK, Srivastava AK, Bhargava A. Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. Indian Paediatrics 2008; 45; 1004-5.
  9. Rai R, Singh DK. Acromegaly in a 2 yr old child. Current Paediatric Research 2008; 12: 43-4.
  10. Singh DK, Rai R. Recurrent meningitis secondary to isolated C3 deficiency. Indian J Paediatrics 2009; 76: 95-6.
  11. Bhargava A, Singh DK, Rai R. Seroprevalance of viral coinfections in HIV infected children of North India. Indian J Paediatrics 2009; 76: 917-9.
  12. Rai R, Singh DK. An experience with neonatal ventilation in Eastern U.P. Indian J Paediatrics 2009; 76: 1177.
  13. Examination of abdomen. In: Gupta P editor. Clinical Methods in Paediatrics 1st ed. New Delhi: CBS publishers and distributors; 2009.p.257-284.
  14. Rai R, Singh DK. Intravenous adrenaline for shock in neonates. Indian Paediatrics 2010; 47: 789-90.
  15. Rai R, Singh DK, Agrahari D, Kamra P. Double fetus in fetu. Indian Pediatr 2011; 48: 904-6.
  16. Rai R, Singh DK. Neonatal tetanus: A continuing challenge. Indian J Pediatr. 2012 Dec;79(12):1648-50.
  17. Rai R, Singh DK, Singh JK. Heat injury. Indian Pediatr. 2013; 50: 256.
  18. Hematological problems. In:Gupta P, editor. Textbook of Paediatrics, 1st ed. New Delhi: CBS publishers; 2013.p. 263-303.
  19. Singh DK, Rai R, Mishra PC, Maurya M, SrivastavaA. Nutritional Rehabilitation of children < 6m with severe acute malnutrition. Indian J Pediatr. 2014; 8: 805-7.
  20. Rai R, Tripathi G,Singh DK. Nucleated RBC count as predictor of neurological outcome in perinatal asphyxia. Indian Pediatr 2014; 51: 231-2.
  21. Singh DK, Rai R, Dubey S. Supplementary Suckling Technique for relactation in infants with severe acute malnutrition. Indian Paediatrics 2014; 8: 671.
  22. Maurya M, Singh DK, Rai R, Mishra PC, Srivastava A.An experience of facility based management of severe acute malnutrition in children aged between 6-59 m adopting the WHO recommendations. Indian Pediatr. 2014; 6: 481-3.
  23. Kumar D, Kumar D, Singh DK, Rai R. Prevalence of thrombocytopenia and its relation with WHO clinical and immunological staging among human immunodeficiency virus-infected children. Indian J Child Health 2014;1: 140-2.
  24. Rai R, Singh DK. Maternal profile of children with severe acute malnutrition. Indian Paediatrics 2015;52:344
  25. Tapeworm diseases. In: Gupta P, Menon PSN, Ramji S, Lodha R, editors. PG Textbook of Paediatrics. 1st ed Vol 1. New Delhi : Jaypee Publishers; 2015. p.1270-74.
  26. Singh DK, Kumar R, Rai R, Maurya M, Bhargava A. Immunogenicity of Hepatitis B vaccine in HIV exposed uninfected infants. Indian J Pediatr. 2016. 83: 172-174.
  27. Rai R, Mishra N, Singh DK. Effect of domperidone in 2nd week postpartum on milk output in mothers of preterm infants.Indian J Pediatr. 2016; 83:894-5.
  28. Care of newborn. In: Gupta P, Joshi P, Dewan P, editors. Essential Paediatric nursing. 4th ed. New Delhi: CBS Publishers; 2017. p.83-111.
  29. Siddiqui SA, Maurya M, Singh DK, Shrivastava A, Rai R. Double dose versus standard dose hepatitis B vaccine in HIV-infected children: A randomized controlled trial. Indian Pediatr. 2017; 54: 1017-1020.
  30. Co-trimoxazole induced methemoglobinemia. Radhakrishnan N, Rai R. Indian Pediatr. 2017; 54: 786-787.
  31. Effects of Vitamin D supplementation in children with severe acute malnutrition in a nutritional rehabilitation centre: A randomised controlled trial. Maurya M, Sharma P, Srivastava A, Rai R, Singh DK. Paediatric Review: International Journal of Paediatric Research. 2018; 5: 278-283.
  32. Tomar V, Rai R, Singh DK. Fluid restriction in term neonates with moderate to severe perinatal asphyxia: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Rev: Inter J Pediatr Res 2018; 5: 413-8.
  33. Rai R. Care of newborn. In: Gupta P, Joshi P, Deewan P, editors. Essential Paediatric Nursing. 4th ed. New Delhi: CBS Publishers; 2017. p 83- 112.
  34. Rai R. Necrotising enterocolitis. In: Parthasarathy A, Menon PSN, Nair, MKC, et al, editors. IAP Textbook of Paediatrics. 7th ed. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers; 2019. p 89-92.
  35. Under publication: Chapter on “Disturbances in temperature regulation in newborns” in IAP Textbook of Paediatric and Neonatal Emergencies

Future Plans

  1. The Department of Neonatology intends to develop into an outstanding state of art referral unit to cater to sick newborns. The department will be training doctors in neonatology at various levels i.e. post-graduation (MD) as well as post-doctoral (DM) and the nurses and the paramedical staff in various aspects of neonatal care.
  2. The department will also conduct research in various fields of neonatology to generate as well as strengthen the evidences in neonatal care