Subhashchandra R Daga

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The Rural Neonatal Care Project, started by the Government of Maharashtra in the Ganjad Primary Health Centre, Dahanu block in Maharashtra, had the TBA as the sheet anchor for delivery of neonatal care. Maintenance of "warm chain" and resuscitation of an asphyxiated baby were recognized as the most important interventions besides detection of a very low(More)
Determinants of death in newborns admitted to the Intensive Care Unit were studied taking into consideration antenatal history, intrapartum events, and clinical findings. Over 3 years (1984, 1985 and 1986) 1747 admissions were the subjects of this study. Of these, 424 deaths formed the study group and 1323 survivors form the control group. Odds ratio,(More)
We performed a randomized controlled study of the mortality and morbidity of 49 babies born with thick meconium staining of amniotic fluid. These unasphyxiated babies were consecutively born and were admitted to the intensive care unit for observation as routine. The groups were comparable in regard to sex, birth weight, gestational age, maternal factors(More)
Butterfly needle (18 G) was used for intraosseous administration of fluids and drugs in 22 children with shock. All except one patient could be stabilized successfully. Fifteen children had severe dehydration because of diarrhoea. The intraosseous route needs to be popularized as an option for rehydration in areas, where diarrhoeal dehydration continues to(More)
Anganwadi worker was involved in rural newborn care as a link between a dai and a health worker. She was trained to ensure that, (i) borderline LBW/preterm baby was kept warm at home and (ii) a very small baby was referred to hospital. The training was conducted during routine monthly meetings and cost of equipping each anganwadi worked out to be Rs 110.(More)