North Zone NEOCON 2022 concludes

Day 2 of North Zone NEOCON 2022, organised by Satluj Neonatology Forum was held at DMCH College Campus in Ludhiana.

North Zone NEOCON 2022 concludes

Ludhiana, August 17, 2022: Day 2 of North Zone NEOCON 2022, organised by Satluj Neonatology Forum was held at DMCH College Campus in Ludhiana for the first time in which 400+ delegates including Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Nurses and Students from 5 regions of the North Zone participated.

Dr Sandeep Puri, Principal, DMCH in his address welcomed the delegates to the conference.

Prem Kumar Gupta, Secretary, DMCH Managing Society lauded the efforts of the organizers and said that DMCH has level 3 Neonatal care which provides best facilities, best technology  and best doctors in the region who have been successful in saving many neonatal, even as low as 480 grams.

Dr Ashwani Chaudhary, Medical Superintendent, DMCH said that CMEs like this are an important tool to share information among the experts and making the quality of our healthcare even better.

Organizers of the event were Dr Puneet Pooni, Head, Dept of Pediatrics, DMCH, Dr Kamal Arora, Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, DMCH and Dr Karambir Gill, Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics.

During the evnt, scientific paper presentation was done was PG Students and judged by Dr Monika Kaushal from Dubai and Dr Ashwani Sood from  Shimla.

Followed by keynote address on “social Perspectives on Newborn Care” by Dr Siddharth Ramji, President, National Neonatal Forum.

Dr Parveen Kumar, Head, PGI Chandigarh, delievered a talk on ‘Sepsis markers in Newborn”.

In current era of quality improvement, Dr Vikram Dutta, delivered an entrilling talk on “Quality Importance (QI) in Neonatology- need of the hour”.

In the afternoon session, a symposium was presented by gynecologists Dr Ashima Taneja, Head, Dept of Gynaecology and Dr Vaneet kaur who had a debate on the topic, “Normal v/s Cesarean Delivery”.

Dr Priyanka Arora, Dept of Ophthalmology, DMCH, delivered a talk on “Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)” which is a major blinding disease in babies. She stressed upon the need for eye screening in all premature babies to avoid blindness.
Dr Sushma Nangia, Head, Kalawati Saran Hospital, New Delhi, stressed upon the need of giving mothers own milk to the baby and swtting up a Human Milk Bank in Punjab.

Dr Kamal Arora, Professor of Neonatology, Dept of Pediatrics, said that every newborn is important and we should “say yes to quality newborn care” which is the theme of this year’s NEOCON 2022.