Neonatology

The Neonatal Intensive care Unit (NICU) provides health care services for newborn babies until 28 days of life, starting at 28 weeks of gestation. The unit may receive babies of lower gestational ages as per the doctor’s order. It comprises of 10 Neonatal Intensive Care beds, one Isolation bed and four neonatal high dependency beds (SCBU). It provides comprehensive medical treatment and nursing care for newborns requiring a high level of care, constant supervision and monitoring.

Procedures used include: 

  • INSURE (Intubation Surfactant Extubation)
  • Non Invasive Ventilation (Sipap,BCPAP,Optiflow,Hi Flow)
  • Central Line Umbilical Venous and arterial
  • PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter)
  • Cranial Ultrasound by consultant
  • Echcardiogram, when needed, by paediatric cardiologist
  • Chest tube Insertion
  • Thermoregulation
  • Intravenous Access and Maintenance
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring 
  • Exchange Transfusion
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Ventilator Support includes High Frequency Ventilation
  • Oxygen Saturation Monitoring
  • Promoting of Breastfeeding and lactation assistance /device

Newborn Screening (CCHD, Metabolic Screening, Hearing Screening) as per Department of Health.