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Neonatal Intensive Care at Fortis La Femme

The NICU comprises of a state-of-the-art 12-bed unit, including separate section for out born babies (an isolation unit and a 5-bed Special Care Baby Unit) which are at par with international standards. The hospital has nurse to new born ratio of 1:1 for NICU, and a team of dedicated and specialised nurses ensures round-the-clock monitoring of the tiny tots. We have as specially designed nursery to promote development of the new-born (special lighting to enhance sleep/awake cycle, low ambient noise level).

The department is managed by highly qualified and skilled team of Neonatal Consultants who are available round the clock on rotation basis to ensure highest standards of care. In addition we have highly qualified Pediatric Cardiologists, Pediatric Surgeons, Retina Specialists, Radiologists, Clinical Dieticians, and Pharmacists & Physiotherapists, who are specially trained in neonatal care. The unit is also staffed with well trained, skilled and experienced nurses. They form the backbone of our services.

Our neonatologists, nurses and allied medical care professionals who work in NICU have extensive knowledge, skills, expertise, and experience to quickly assess and treat patients so that the neonates can achieve the best outcomes possible from critical illness or injury that requires special care. The use of advanced technologies and provision of latest technologies provide support for speedy recovery.

We have robust infection control measures in our NICU, Labour rooms, Theatres & Post-natal wards to prevent cross infections.

The NICU also boasts of in-house Pasteurised Donor Human Milk Bank, 1st of its kind in Karnataka, to support early feeding of high risk preterm babies, whose mothers are unable to lactate. Studies have shown Early feeding of human milk to these high risk newborn improves outcomes, decreases complications and promotes early discharge.

The unit is also equipped with advanced digital equipment and systems for the monitoring and care of new-born. These include:

  • Conventional Ventilators
  • High Flow Nasal Cannulas
  • New Born Care
  • Vaccination/Immunization
  • Development Assessment
  • Incubators and Open Head Warmers
  • Dedicated Nasal CPAP drivers (Infant Flow drivers)
  • Continuous Trans-cutaneous Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
  • Blood Gas Analyser (exclusive to the neonatal unit)
  • State-of-the-art Bedside Physiological Monitors
  • Advanced High Frequency Oscillator Ventilators (Digital Syringe and Infusion Pumps)Digital Syringe and Infusion Pumps

Services Offered

  • Level 3 NICU Care
  • Newborn Jaundice

Our Doctors

Dr. Aditi Bhatt

Dr. Sreenath Manikanti

Senior Consultant & Head of the Department, Neonatology


DCH (London), MRCPCH (UK), Fellowship-Neonatology (UK)

About Fortis La Femme

We are India’s leading healthcare provider for all stages of a woman’s lifespan – birth, adolescence, motherhood, menopause and beyond.

Fortis La Femme (Centre for Women), a unique facility, is inspired by the core belief that a woman is a very special person with special needs. Medical care at the hospital spans across facilities including Breast Cancer Treatment, Obstetrics (Painless Labour), Minimal Access Gynaecology, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Neonatology (Level III NICU), Critical Care, Paediatrics, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgeries and Genetic & Foetal Medicine.

Why Choose Us

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The hospital commenced operations in 2004, and since then, it has treated more than 5000 babies in the NICU, performed more than 11,000 deliveries and 7,500 gynaecological procedures. Furthermore, impressed by our dedication to quality care services, Child Magazine awarded Fortis La Femme with the ‘Most Popular Maternity Hospital’ award. Our patient-sensitive services are provided in a world-class facility in a discreetly elegant ambience laden with value-added conveniences.