A significant number of out-born new-borns (i.e., those born in other maternity homes or hospitals) require to be transferred urgently to a tertiary care centre, often because of medical, surgical, or rapidly emerging postpartum problems. Safe and timely inter-facility transport has been shown to improve outcomes for the smallest and most critically ill neonates. Medical transport of such a high-risk and critically-ill population requires skilled personnel and specialized equipment.
We transport sick newborns with utmost care and compassion, using a composite transport unit or ‘mobile NICU bed’ which basically comprises of a transport incubator, transport ventilator, cardiac monitor, syringe pumps, emergency resuscitation, and medicinal kit. Upon request by the referring physician (obstetrician or paediatrician), our transport team (qualified paediatrician and nurse) reaches the place of delivery in the shortest possible time, stabilizes the infant, reports to the senior newborn specialist at Medica Hospital and transports the infant in a safe and cozy environment.
All these come at a cost affordable by all communities and strata.