Newborns are the future leader of the country.
Ensuring of optimal neonatal health is the core responsibility of the nation but unfortunately every year 75,000 newborns die before their 1st month of lives and it’s very pathetic.
Among the yearly 3.3million births, 650 thousand newborns are premature. 20% of mature babies and 60% of premature newborns need hospitalization. Every day we need admissions of 15,000 newborns but we can provide only 2000-3000 in public and private hospitals. There are only a few public and very few private well-equipped NICU and KMC corners. Maximum babies die on the way or in unequipped namely NICUs within the grip of untrained health care providers.
Another issue is motherless and street newborns. Yearly about 7,000 mothers leave the world due to birth complications making their precious newborns orphans on the earth. Nobody is taking proper responsibility for them. Some NGOs are working with healthy newborn babies at the community level but nobody for sick newborn babies. So we need well equipped Neonatal ICU to prevent unwanted Neonatal deaths.