Neonatology refers to the care of New born babies (less than one month of age), who are very sick due to premature , low birth weight, birth defects, heart trouble, lung problems or other life threatening conditions. This means that our NICU is equipped to care for the tiniest and most critically ill babies, offering the greatest range of neonatal services and support. The department has well equipped Neonatal intensive care unit, managed by qualified nurses, under the supervision of highly qualified consultant, Neonatologist and Pediatric Surgeons. The Department has good Pediatric medical and surgical intensive care units.
ELBW babies are those born premature before 7months ( 27-30 wks) with birth weight less than 1kg ( 500gms-1000gms ).They are tiny ,tender requiring round the clock very gentle care from a team of trained NICU staff and experienced Neonatologist for almost 1to 2month till they attain atleast 1.5kg .During their stay in NICU they require multisystem support and monitoring for example -incubator care, respiratory support with either CPAP or ventilator , Parentral nutrition support through central line because they cannot be fed immediately and they tend to loose weight till feeds are established. Their immunity is very low so they succcumb to infection very early, so they need to be cared with high level of aseptic precaution and gentleness with trained NICU staff.
We have to our credit saving quadruplets and triplets born ELBW with average weight of 600gms.
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