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Neonatal Registry

A neonatal critical care registry for Sri Lanka

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This registry is  is aimed at improving services for Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Sri Lanka and at improving outcomes of critically unwell neonates.

It is a collaborative program of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka (Family Health Bureau and National Intensive Care Surveillance) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. The program commenced from January 2015 in a pilot manner. We hope to  cover all NICUs in the country in due course, mirroring the adult and paediatric ICU surveillance system, NICS.


  1. To encourage the development of new treatments and technologies.
  2. To promote paediatric and neonatal intensive care.
  3. Determine the frequency and distribution of critically ill neonates in country. These are useful measures of the health burden arising from neonatal critical illness and its care in the country.
  4. To setup a national neonatal critical care clinical registry in Sri Lanka
  5. To design a neonatal critical care bed/cot availability system
  6. To promote multidisciplinary collaboration among paediatric and neonatal intensivists, nurses and healthcare providers.
  7. To contribute to the development of a network of multidisciplinary health care professionals working to improve neonatal intensive care medicine in Sri Lanka


  1. Neonatal Critical care disease surveillance and registry
  2. Neonatal bed/cot availability system-24/7
  3. Planning of Neonatal ICU services- Match demand vs. supply- Ministry and Provincial level
  4. Plan and allocate new Neonatal ICU beds
  5. Plan and allocate equipment
  6. Plan and allocate expensive medications
  7. Plan and allocate Staffing – Drs/ Nurses/ allied health professionals
  8. Resource management- during disaster management or national/regional emergency
  9. Improving ICU performance and patient care- feedback with trends over timeImproving ICU performance and patient care- feedback system with regional and national data
  10. Capacity building- facilitate critical care training for ICU staff
  11. Capacity building- critical care epidemiology
  12. Promote local and national level audit