Our Neonatal Intensive treatment Unit (NICU) at Ahalia Hospital provides treatment for babies that require special attention after birth. Preterm birth, low birth weight, respiratory difficulties, low blood sugar, and infection are some of the causes. The department’s goal is to provide comprehensive, cutting-edge intensive care to severely ill neonates in this region. Long-term neurodevelopment follow-up will also be provided for high-risk infants who are discharged from intensive care. A team of neonatologists and neonatal nurses attends all high-risk deliveries. We are fully prepared to handle any neonatal serious disease or condition.
To ensure a successful transition from the intrauterine environment, the department collaborates with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The department is formed up of highly experienced, qualified, and compassionate faculty and nurses who are well trained and equipped to provide the best possible care to neonates admitted to the Neonatal intensive care unit, including complex neonatal problems such as extreme prematurity, respiratory distress syndrome, meconium aspiration syndrome, persistent pulmonary hypertension, neonatal sepsis, and severe neonatal jaundice.
The newborn intensive care unit (NICU ) in Ahalia Hospital, Musaffa is a 13–bed unit(8NICU and 5 Nursery beds), which aims to provide family-centered care for sick newborns requiring Level 2 intensive care. The unit has facilities for conventional and high-frequency ventilation, nasal continuous positive airway pressure ventilation, surfactant replacement therapy, and exchange transfusion. This unit is equipped with incubators, open care systems, monitors, transport incubators with ventilators, and phototherapy units, and has immediate access to sophisticated laboratory facilities, ultrasonography, and MRI. Babies are screened for congenital hypothyroidism, metabolic disorders, hearing defects, and congenital cyanotic heart disease.