Intensive Care for Newborn babies in Mumbai

Intensive Care for Newborn babies (NICU)

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit, a Level 3 NICU, at Kokilaben Hospital is a 17-bedded, family-centered, regional referral centre for the care of very sick babies. Internationally trained neonatologists with vast experience and specialized nurses are available for newborn's complete care in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kokilaben Hospital is located on the 8th floor and is spread over a 4,000 sq ft area.


To be a recognised leader in neonatal services in Mumbai, dedicated to providing superior, compassionate, individualised care in a family-centred environment.


  • Provide superior, multi-levelled care to meet the ondividual needs of both the neonate and her family
  • Provide evidence-based care
  • Advocate a multi-disciplinary approach to care, ensuring continuity of care
  • Facilitate education for families, empowering them to become confident and independent while caring for their child
  • It is a highly-specialised intensive care for critically ill and premature newborns.
  • Any sick newborn up to 28 days old will be admitted in the NICU
  • Our 24-hour call, multi-disciplinary and specialist care treatment team is the biggest reason for our success.
  • Each NICU patient receives the full attention of the NICU team, which includes neonatologist, trained neonatal nurses and development specialists.
  • Advanced infrastructure and state-of-the-art technology 24-hour on-call multidisciplinary medical team works closely with the entire range of children's paediatric sub speciality services including Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology. Genetics, Haematology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Audiology
  • Fully equipped neonatal transport services
  • Premature infants
  • LBW, VLBW infants
  • Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Perinatal Asphyxia
  • Cardiac anomalies
  • Diaphragmatic hernias
  • Disorders of the heart, kidney, liver, or gastrointestinal system
  • Genetic disorders and malformation
  • Haematologic diseases
  • Infections
  • Neurological/neurosurgical conditions
  • Primary metabolic defects
  • Surgical conditions
  • Preoperative stabilisation for babies with congenital heart defects
  • Infants who have congenital defects that may require surgery

Well-equipped NICU: Spacious and well-lit, with an area of 5000 square feet. It has a central oxygen, air conditioning facility. Equipments include:

  • Open care radiant warmers
  • Transport incubator
  • Phototherapy units: Single surface, double surface
  • Pulse oximeters (Masimo Technology)
  • Non-invasive blood pressure monitors (NIBP)
  • Invasive pressure monitoring devices
  • Multimodal monitors
  • 100 MA portable X-ray machine
  • Conventional ventilation
  • High-frequency ventilation
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Nitric Oxide Delivery System
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO)
  • Perinatal Care:

    If your doctor determines that your pregnancy is of high-risk, you can be rest assured that your baby will receive the highest level of care at Kokilaben Hospital. Our neonatal-perinatal medical staff remains in the hospital overnight and are available to the obstetrical team in times of emergency.

  • Family-Centered Approach:

    Parents are welcome to visit anytime as we consider you to be the primary care-givers. The needs of a family whose tiniest member has been admitted to our NICU are unique.  It is our mission to assist you, the family, along each step of this journey and to prepare you for your return home.

  • Antenatal Counselling

    regarding care of the baby after birth, for mothers in whom certain problems are anticipated at delivery.

  • Comprehensive Parent Teaching Program:

    All parents who have babies admitted in the NICU will be advised and trained on how to look after the babies at home, before the baby will be discharged.

  • Neonatal Care is provided for:
    • Any baby who has problems at delivery
    • Respiratory distress at birth
    • Pre-terms babies (ranging from the smallest 24-week gestation infant to 36 weeks gestation)
    • Low Birth Weight babies (LBW)
    • Treatment of newborn jaundice.
    • Any baby who require specialist care for associated problems
    • Full-term infants (from 36-40 weeks gestation) who have not fully adapted to life outside the womb and require oxygen and/ or ventilation
    • Infants who have congenital defects that may require surgery.
  • Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic
  • Our neonatal-perinatal faculty follows high risk infants (babies born prematurely or whove had a lengthy stay at our NICU) after hospital discharge, in addition to the care given by your babys regular doctor. A multi-disciplinary team of doctors from various specialties like Ophthalmology, ENT, Neurology, orthopedics and Rehabilitation, including an occupational therapist and physiotherapist will follow these high-risk infants for early intervention therapies.

    Routine baby checks and immunisation are done through our well baby clinic or can be done with the help of our local pediatricians

  • Multi-specialty team for the care of the pre-term baby
  • Pediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiac surgery, ENT surgery and General Surgery
  • Consultation from almost every pediatric specialty and sub-specialty
  • Ventilation (Regular, HFOV)
  • Post-operative care for newborn babies
  • Diagnostic services for newborns with complex medical problems
  • Transfusion services
  • Intravenous complete nutrition
  • Genetic workup
  • Transport: A dedicated ambulance and team have been put in place for the transfer of sick babies
  • Innovative treatment through research protocols
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide (NO)
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Internationally-trained and qualified Neonatal Intensivists
  • Nurses trained in neonatal critical care
  • Support services: Lactation consultant, Dietician, Physiotherapists, Diagnostics, Development Team

Success Record

  • Managed more than 2000 high-risk babies (inborn & out-born) Survival rate in the neonatal ICU is 98.2% (at par with leading NICUS in the US and Europe)
  • Quality survival: Neurological abnormalities (abnormalities of movement, vision, hearing and speech) in the preterm survivors were less than 0.5%
  • Smallest baby looked after in the NICU was born in the 6th month of pregnancy at the birth weight of 550 g and stayed in the NICU for more than 100 days
  • Successfully discharged 4 of the quintuplet premature babies (average weight 800 g), which is a national record. They are now 5 years old and thriving well. Managed high risk babies born out of IVF, surrogate pregnancies, etc
  • Successfully managed 90 newborn babies with severe respiratory failure using High Frequency Ventilation and inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy with 98% survival rate
  • Handled transport of more than 200 critically sick newborns Successfully discharged more than 200 babies with complex surgical problems (congenital diaphragmatic hernia, anomalies in the gut, lung, nervous system and urinary tract) Managed babies with complex cardiac problems before and after surgery
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