The unit caters to premature babies with special needs and those born after high risk pregnancies. Babies less than 1 month are cared for this unit. The neonatal intensive care unit is a 36 bed unit with advanced services provided such as High frequency ventilation, nitric oxide, transport ventilator, surfactant administration, Total parenteral nutrition, phototherapy, Exchange transfusion, therapeutic hypothermia, etc.
It is one of the largest NICUs in the city and is looked after by a team of senior Neonatologists. The team has been credited with salvaging some of the smallest babies in the city. (eg 24 weeks, 550 grams, 25 week twins ) These achievements have been published in national newspapers and have been applauded by the society and also the medical fraternity.
The setup is geared up to provide the highest quality care to any complex newborn problem. Antenatal counseling is provided to high risk mothers along with a tour of NICU and delivery is planned after detailed discussion between obstetrician and neonatologist. This team effort ensures the best possible outcome for the baby even in the most difficult situations.
Following type of babies are managed in NICU:
- Premature and low birth weight babies.
- Babies with breathing difficulty, pneumonia
- Babies needing surgery
- Any baby needing special care.
- Babies with high jaundice needing phototherapy/exchange transfusion.
- Babies with respiratory distress syndrome needing surfactant administration and ventilation.