Neonatal Transportation – An Opportunity for Quality Improvement

Nancy Fernandes Pereira


India, with more than 25 million live births per year has witnessed a slow decline in neonatal mortality rate from 52/1000 in 1990 to 29/1000 in 2013 in last few years with thus sluggish advancement the country is unlikely to achieve its millennium development goal of NMR 17/1000 live birth by 2015. In an existing system in India, few states have implemented National Ambulance Services. Transport of sick newborns is undergoing massive changes in India. With gradual expansion of all-weather roads to the furthest corner of the country & introduction of free transport for all neonates, it brings opportunities for us to reach all the sick newborns to the nearest equipped hospitals at the earliest. 


Neonatal Transportation, Quality Improvement

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