Sometimes, babies are born with a birth defect or illness that requires specialised care, or they may be born before the due date, giving them less time to develop in the womb. In that case, important organs like the baby’s heart, lungs, stomach or their metabolism may not be developed enough to function without special help. Although your paediatrician can solve most health problems of newborns, a Neonatologist is trained specifically to handle the most complex and high-risk situations.
With equipment specifically designed for infants and medical staff specially trained in newborn care, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is created for sick newborns who need specialized treatment. Most often, babies who need to go to the unit are admitted within the first 24 hours after birth. Generally, premature babies, low & very low birth weight babies, babies with congenital conditions, and babies with complications like meconium aspiration or respiratory diseases are admitted to the NICU.
The team of experts at Apex Hospital, do everything to ensure that your baby receives the best care possible. Our state-of-the-art Level II NICU facility comes fully equipped with monitoring facilities and advanced incubators with features that ensure that your baby is well taken care of. Experienced technicians and blood gas analyzers assist in ventilator management of babies who need assistance to breathe. Baby warmers and phototherapy units are state of the art with inbuilt safety features.
Babies in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are kept under the care of a Consultant Neonatologist and qualified trained staff, manage the babies round the clock. Qualified trained nurses and other professional staff care for the babies at all times. We encourage mothers to continue the process of bonding with the babies even if in NICU and babies continue to be fed if possible with breast milk that has been expressed. The caregiving process continues even after the mother and baby are discharged from Hospital, as the team is willing and available to address the questions and concerns of the new parents. An isolation NICU is also in place to handle potentially infected cases and transfer cases.
At Apex Hospital, we are driven to ensure that you and your baby receive the highest standard of healthcare. For us, nothing is as important as the safety of your baby.
The Level II NICU at Apex Hospital is an ultramodern facility, fully equipped to handle a baby needing extra care.
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