Neonatal ICU at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital is an advanced quaternary level care set up of eleven intensive care and three nursery beds. The unit is built to international standards with separate HEPA filter systems to each section with 3 air changes per hour and positive pressure environment in the clinical areas.
The NICU is a total care unit catering to all needs of critical and extremely preterm newborns including:
High Risk Developmental Follow-up Clinic
Follow up of newborn infants at risk of developmental issues is a part of holistic care. Certain babies with complex medical issues admitted to neonatal ICU are at increased risk of having developmental delay/anomalies. Such potential babies can be identified during NICU admission These babies need to be screened for growth and developmental deficits after their discharge from NICU. By identifying their problems early, therapies can be instituted so as to prevent and/or treat disabilities.
What is done at high risk OPD:
The pediatric transport team constitutes of specialized doctors and nurses who are trained in neonatal transport. The transport ambulance is equipped with state of the art baby incubator, neonatal ventilator, syringe pumps and multi para monitor that can provide complete care to extremely tiny babies with weight as low as 500 grams, effectively providing quaternary level care right from birth. Neonatal and pediatric ICU specialists coordinate the process of transfer of sick children from referral hospitals to Nanavati Superspeciality NICU and PICU.