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Dr Vidya Theivanayagi Natthondan

Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist


Specialty: Paediatrics, Paediatric Neonatology

Location: Level 10, Paediatric Clinic

Languages Spoken: English, Bahasa Malaysia, Tamil

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Specialist Clinic Schedule

Day Am Pm
Mon 9:30-1:00 2:00-4:00
Tue 9:30-1:00 2:00-4:00
Wed No Clinic 2:00-8:00
Thu 9:30-1:00 2:00-4:00
Fri 9:30-12:00 No Clinic
Sat 9:30-1:00 No Clinic

Specialist Background

Credentialed as a Paediatrician in 2002, after graduating with a Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) degree from UKM. In 2008, she was awarded a Fellowship by Ministry of Health Malaysia to pursue Sub-Specialty in Neonatology.

She is also trained and certified as a Neonatal Resuscitation Programme Lead Instructor in New South Wales, Australia and Malaysia.

Prior to taking up her current position at AVISENA, she was the Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), that she helped set-up. She was also the Chairperson of the Infection Control Unit, Hospital Putrajaya (HPJ) and Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan & Putrajaya (JKWP) for more than a decade.

She is a strong advocate of breastfeeding, hand hygiene, touch-therapy practices which are essential elements in Neonatal Care.

Procedures Performed

Children and Neonates

  • Lumbar puncture
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Suprapubic aspitration of urine
  • Basic ventilation (IPPV,CPAPA)
  • Paediatric advanced life support
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Intra-ossesous cannulation
  • DC cardiovert and defibrillation
  • Peritonal tap
  • Vaccination (BCG), IM Injection, SC Injection, Manyoux Test
  • Bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy
  • Central Venous line insertion
  • Arterial puncture and cannulation
  • Sub dural tap


  • Umbilical artery and vein cannulation
  • Intubation and ventilators
  • Ultrasound brain
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Surfacant administration
  • Long line (PICC) insertion
  • Arterial line

Certifications & Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S (India)
  • M.Med (Paed)HUKM
  • Neonatologist (MOH) and Fellowship RHW, Australia


  • Young Investigators Award 2003
  • Excellence Award in KKM (Hospital Putrajaya 2006)
  • Excellence Award in KKM (Hospital Putrajaya 2013)

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