Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 3

Organization of Neonatal Transport Service with Regional Perspective - Review Article

Chakradhar Maddela*

Neonatologist, Department of Neonatology, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author: Chakradhar Maddela, Neonatologist, Department of Neonatology, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Received: 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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Citation: Chakradhar Maddela. “Organization of Neonatal Transport Service with Regional Perspective - Review Article”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 5.3 (2022): 19-24.


Copyright: © 2022 Chakradhar Maddela. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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