Dr. N. Manjuleswari, Dr. Anita Sethi
Abstract: Objective: To study the morbidity profile among the babies shifted from SNCU to tertiary care neonatal hospital. Method: Retrospective study was carried out at the special newborn care unit (SNCU) of modern Government Maternity hospital, Hyderabd, admitted in the period between January to June 2018. This is only inborn unit. Data was collected from SNCU software. Results- Out of 1572 newborn were admitted in SNCU 358/22.8 %) were shifted to tertiary care hospital for further management after stabilization. Single diagnosis for the referred babies was 84 % ELBW, 70 % Congenital malformation, 49.69 % of RDs. 35.7 % of prematurity, 30 % of HIE, 34 % of prematurity, 30 % hypoglycemia, 29.54 % of birth asphyxia, 29.16 % of neonatal sepsis, 17.9 %LBW. Conclusion: More number of babies were shifted from this tertiary care government maternity hospital as more number of high risk deliveries will be conducted. Hence some SNCUs should be upgraded to care high risk babies and the maternal care should be improved.
Keywords: Prematurity birth asphyxia, respiratory distress, congenital malformation