Organization of Neonatal Transport Service with Regional Perspective - Review Article
Neonatologist, Department of Neonatology, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding Author: Chakradhar Maddela, Neonatologist, Department of Neonatology, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
February 14, 2022; Published: February 25, 2022
Neonatal transport system is primitive in India. High risk deliveries are not always anticipated. Many sick neonates are transferred to higher care centre by attendants on two wheelers, three wheelers, vans, buses, and ill-equipped general ambulances. As a result of which, these sick babies are prone to develop morbidities like hypothermia, hypoglycemia, hypoxaemia, hyper-carbia and multi organ dysfunction even when they reached higher care centre. This may result in higher morbidity and mortality leading to high infant mortality. Hence, there is an urgent necessity to establish dedicated neonatal transport service system in the country. Organized patient transport system always yields better health outcomes than self-transport system.
Keywords: High-Risk New-Born; Neonatal Transport Service; Organization
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