Ahluwalia inauguarates India's first neo-natal care hospital

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Hyderabad, Aug 03 (UNI) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today inaugurated Neo-natal Intensive Care and Emergencies (NICE) Institute for neo-natal care, education and research centre, established under the aegis of NICE Foundation.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Singh lauded the effort of the Foundation for establishing the 120-bed facility, exclusively dedicated for neo-natal care.

He said the new concept was innovative and he was contemplating to include the subject in the next plan by allocating sufficient funds.

Nice was the first of its kind in the country, set up as a Public-Private partnership between NICE Foundation, Nandi Foundation and the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and several hilanthropists.

It had been set up to provide global quality medical care to newborns from all sections of society with fifty per cent of the beds in the Institute being reserved for the under-privileged. The Institute is networked with all maternity hospitals in the capital city.

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