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Success Stories - SNCU

The Background

Sick Newborn Care Unit was started in M.R.Bangur Hospital as a satellite Unit of SSKM Hospital. The aim of this novel initiative was to ensure good treatment facility for newborns at District level. This Unit was started on 1st December, 2011… and thereafter, it has been continuing a successful journey in restoring smile on the faces of anxious mothers…

SNCU Complex

The SNCU complex of the Government District Hospital is marked by impeccable cleanliness, the perfect layout, the updated infrastructure which can boldly compete with elite national and international Medical Units.
This Unit has the following areas stipulated for organized patient care-

  • Triage and emergency room
  • Washing place
  • Changing room for mothers
  • Breastfeeding room
  • Wash basins
  • SNCU [main room]
  • SNCU [step down]
  • Proposed NICU
  • Neonatal ward
  • Laboratory
  • Doctors room and toilet
  • Sister’s room and toilet
  • Sluice room
  • Washing room
  • Autoclave room
  • Teaching room


  • 24 hours emergency
  • Indoor treatment for newborns
  • Radiant Warmer in each SNCU and StepDown bed
  • Phototherapy
  • Exchange Transfusion
  • Pulse oximeters, Multichannel monitors
  • Infusion pumps, syringe pumps
  • Oxygen [central supply]
  • Blood tests

Few Examples Of Successful Cases

1 Baby of Sushama Shil [Girl]

Date of birts : 15th Mar, 2013
Birth weight : 820 g.
Gestational age : 28wks
Problem : Grossly premature, Extremely Low Birth weight.
Course of illness :

    Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
    Inadequate weight gain
    Neonatal sepsis
    Recurrent apneas

Current status : Sepsis and other problems have been successfully treated. Baby is being fed with expressed Breast milk, and is steadily gaining weight. [Current weight on 12.5.13.--- 1495 g.]