IAP to adopt US neonatal care module to protect new-borns

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Bangalore, Dec 6 (UNI) The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) has planned to adopt a Neonatal Care module developed by US improve infant mortality rate in the country.

IAP President Naveen Thacker told reporters here today that the research carried out by US in neonatal care had given good results in protecting newborn.

China had already adopted this programme and there was good feed back from there in reducing the death of newborn children, he said adding that "if we adopt it would protect more than one million newborn in the country annually." IAP has planned to give training to the specialists in this regard soon, he said. The module would be used to improve infant mortality rate in Bihar, while in Southern states it would be used for better infant health care, he said.

He said that IAP would be holding a three-day joint convention with American Academy of Pediatrics from tomorrow in the city to celebrate the fusion of knowledge from developing and developed nations to improve the pediatric health care in the world.

The convention is designed to engage Indian and American pediatricians in an educational and cultural exchange on the practice of medicine in both the countries, he said.

Topics like tuberculosis, asthma, child abuse, immunisation and neonatology had been specifically selected recognising their unique approaches to the diagnosis and management of pediatric programmes in US and India, he said.


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