Chennai, October 24. 2023: At the launch of this special facility, Dr. Chandrakumar. N, H.O.D, neonatology, KKCTH said at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, will enable this NICU to provide continuum of neonatal care from birth which ensures intact long-term survival for newborns who are born too early and are also at high risk. This high-risk newborn and obstetric care team will comprise of Senior Consultant Neonatologists Dr. Chandrakumar. N and Dr. Vaanathi. V & leading obstetricians with high-risk obstetric care practice in Chennai and within TN.
The function was graced by few leading obstetricians from Chennai. At the inauguration Dr. Jaishree Gajaraj, Senior consultant, OG addressed the media and the students present, and said the proportion of pregnancies that can be classified as high risk is increasing parallel to this is an increasing need for well equipped, dedicated birthing units supported by state of the art Neonatal facilities which are available at KKCTH.
Dr Anitha Parthasarathy, Senior consultant – OG said ‘ It’s always better to shift the high risk mothers in utero – for optimized care for mother and baby where time is of the essence.
Dr. Jeyarani Kamaraj, Senior consultant, OG & president OGSSI said that this is a very important development not only in Chennai but will help patients in nearby areas including AP. She stressed that it is imperative that both mother and child are given equal importance in critical care before delivery.
Dr. Saritha Vinod, MD, Vinitha hospital was happy to be a part of the venture as a combined team to deliver high risk maternity services at KKCTH.
Dr. Janani Sankar, MD, KKCTH – addressed the gathering stating that this was a dream project that was successfully launched.
Dr. R. Shanmugasundaram, renowned Senior consultant Neonatologist, father of neonatology, TN address the gathering and honoured the inaugural ceremony. He stressed that this an essential part of every neonatal unit to provide Golden hour care at its best for both mother and baby.
Mr. Ravi Shankar, CEO KKCTH added that our hospital has been a beacon of hope for the poor and lower-income patients, offering not only high-quality healthcare but also free and concessional treatment to those who require it the most. We have been serving our community with dedication and compassion, and now we are happy to extend our services to the expectant mothers.
Making a Difference for the Tiniest Lives
In the current era of IVF & high-risk obstetric care, the need for maternity services become more valid when we deal with high-risk newborns as the first golden hour of management in these neonates can be better optimized by our neonatal team. This is vital to save the lives and prevent morbidities in the high-risk neonates.
The introduction of these services is a vital transformation and major addition the existing scope of services offered by us.
Furthermore, the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities already available are not only a medical breakthrough but also a financial one. They are cost-effective, which, in turn, reduces the economic burden on the families of the neonates.
Our commitment to offering quality care at an affordable cost aligns with our mission to nurture safe and healthy children for the future.
For more information about Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital and our new maternity services, please visit our website at www.kkcth.org or contact us at Phone Number Dr Chandrakumar N, 9488176225, Dr.Vaanathi Vijayakumar 9962252104