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Chapter-62 Neonatal Transport

BOOK TITLE: Principles of Pediatric & Neonatal Emergencies

Author
1. Gupta Naveen Kumar
2. Kler Neelam
3. Soni Arun
ISBN
9788184489507
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11182_62
Edition
3/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
11
Author Affiliations
1. Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Unit Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, e-mail: neelamkler@hotmail.com, Center for Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
3. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, India, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, India, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, e-mail: arunoosoni@yahoo.com, Centre for Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, Institute for Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Neonatal transport is an evolving concept in the Indian scenario. In utero transfer is the safest transfer but unfortunately, preterm delivery, perinatal illness and congenital malformations cannot always be anticipated, resulting in a continued need for transfer of babies after delivery. These babies are often critically ill, and the outcome is partly dependent on the effectiveness of the transport system. In developing countries the problem of transporting small and sick neonates is compounded by several practical constraints like: (i) Facilities are scarce and not easily available, (ii) Families have poor resources, (iii) Organized transport services are not available. At times the baby may have to be transported on foot or on bullock cart, (iv) No health provider is available to accompany the baby, and (v) Facilities are not fully geared up to receive sick neonates, and (vi) Communication systems are non existent or inefficient.

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