Multispeciality Hospital In Bangalore | Rangadore Memorial Hospital

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NICU at Rangadore Memorial Hospital, is a one of its kind NICU located in Shankarapuram, South Bangalore catering to a diverse population of all strata. Supported by the Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham Charitable Trust , it upholds the motto of the hospital in providing Quality Care at affordable Cost.
It is headed by a very senior and popular Neonatologist Dr Janaki Vishwanath and her team of Consultants. Other super-specialities, Junior Consultants, Neonatal Fellows, DNB residents and highly trained Nursing and support staff are the backbone of the unit.
It is one of the largest NICUs (25 bedded) in South Bangalore having inborn, outborn, and isolation units with facilities to take care of the smallest and sickest babies as well. Inborn babies constitute all preterm babies below 35 wk gestation and babies weighing below 2 kg.
Preterm and term babies requiring monitoring, evaluation and treatment for multiple conditions like infection (sepsis), transient tachypnoea of newborn, pneumonia, meconium aspiration syndrome, low sugars, fits (seizures), severe jaundice, bleeding disorders, major and minor surgical problems, birth asphyxia, temperature instability and many more clinical conditions are admitted and managed.
Overall inborn babies constitute about 40% cases admitted to NICU. Inborn unit referrals also include many high -risk, in -utero, maternal transfers that are regularly referred to our hospital a very able South Bangalore Obstetrics and Gyn team of doctors. The SBOBGYN team conducts about 100 deliveries per month. RMH NICU is also a very popular referral centre catering to preterm and sick babies in and outside Bangalore. The out born babies constitute about 60% cases admitted to NICU.

Facilities :
The facilities available in our NICU include,

  • Treatment of preterm low birth babies as small as 25-26 wks gestation and 500-600 gms weight
  • Stabilisation and transfer of all high risk babies with a dedicated transport incubator and transport team
  • Whole body cooling (Therapeutic hypothermia) for babies that were revived at birth (Birth asphyxia)
  • Conventional and High frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) for sick babies
  • Oxygen delivery through hood box, HFNC, CPAP systems
  • Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) therapy for babies with pulmonary hypertension
  • Exchange transfusion for babies with severe jaundice (neonatal hyperbilirubinemia)
  • Post-operative care for major surgeries like Tracheo-Esophgeal fistula, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic hernia, Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, Hirschsprung’s disease and many more
  • Intensive phototherapy
 Our NICU is supported by other specialities and super specialities like 24 hrs laboratory, round the clock Radiology, Sharada Human Milk Bank, ECHO by Paediatric Cardiologists, Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Paediatric Neurology, Paediatric Endocrinology and many more The latest addition and support for NICU has been the establishment of Sharada Human Milk Bank (HMB). With active support from proactive and willing mothers who generously donate their excess breast milk, we have been instrumental in smooth running of the HMB.


This facility has benefitted many tiny preterm babies and post-surgical babies and has improved the survival outcomes drastically, thanks to all the milk donor mothers.
NICU is also a very popular training centre for NICU fellowship trainees, DNB Paediatric residents and the nursing staff!

Various activities conducted by Department of NICU, RMH

1. Monitoring and Treatment of sick babies with daily counselling of parents
2. Antenatal Counselling of parents with babies expected to come to NICU
3. Attending high risk deliveries, stabilisation and transport of sick babies (both inborn and outborn)
4. Daily bedside clinical case discussions and training of Neonatal Fellows and DNB Paediatrics students
5. Nurses Training activities
6. OPD services – Routine follow-up clinics, High risk follow-up clinics, Vaccination clinics
7. Frequently conduct Basic Neonatal Resuscitation Training Programme for Nurses and
Advance Neonatal Resuscitation Programme for Doctors
8. Promotion of Breast milk donation and day to day running of the Breast milk bank are
taken care of.
All these have been possible with the blessings of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham Charitable Trust, support of the proactive Rangadore hospital management and generous donations from various private donors and organisations like NTT data, Nayonika Eye care charitable trust, Rotary club, Bangalore Kidney Foundation (BKF) and Bhumi foundation.

Consultants involved in NICU care

Dr. Janaki S R

MBBS, MD, Fellowship in Neonatology (Australia)
Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician

Dr. Prasad N A

MBBS, MD, Fellowship in Neonatology (IAP)
Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician

Dr. Y Naresh Kumar

MBBS, DNB (PAEDIATRICS), Fellowship in Neonatology
Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician