Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The NICU is one of the largest in India, cares for newborn babies who are ill and require intensive monitoring; look after babies who are stabilised and no longer require intensive care, but still require strict monitoring. It caters to high risk neonates, extremely low birth weight babies and all kinds of neonatal surgical problems and provides 1:1 nursing for all sick neonates. Since the systems and procedures at the NICU are different from the regular ward, its team consisting of doctors, nurses and other staff are specially trained to care for newborns. At any given point of time, there are doctors with intensive care skills available in the unit. Facilities include all newer modalities of neonatal intensive care. Example – volume control ventilation, high frequency ventilation, nitric oxide therapy, surfactant replacement, peritoneal dialysis, CVVH, CPAP, advance monitoring facility, neonatal surface/air transport, and transcutaneous oxygen/CO2.