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A dedicated and motivated team of Neonatologists, Pediatricians and intensive care nurses provides round the clock surveillance. The Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has facilities to care for the sick and premature newborn. Along with the intensive facilities required to care for the ill newborn, Kangaroo Mother Care (skin to skin contact), a low cost concept for preterm care in stable babies is encouraged.

With equipment specifically designed for infants and medical staff specially trained in newborn care, the NICU is created for sick newborns who need specialized treatment. Most often, babies who need to go to the unit are admitted within the first 24 hours after birth. Generally, premature babies, low & very low birth weight babies, babies with congenital conditions, and babies with complications like meconium aspiration or respiratory diseases are admitted to the NICU.

The team of experts at Preethi hospital, does everything to ensure that your baby receives the best care possible. Our state-of-the-art Level III NICU facility comes fully equipped with monitoring facilities and advanced incubators, ventilators, BUBBLE CPAP with features that ensure that your baby is well taken care of. Experienced technicians and blood gas analyzers assist in ventilator management of babies who need assistance to breathe. Baby warmers and photo therapy units are state of the art with inbuilt safety features.

Babies in our NICU are kept under the care of a Consultant Neonatologist and qualified trained Resident Pediatric doctors, manage the babies round the clock. Qualified trained nurses and other professional staff care for the babies at all times. We encourage mothers to continue the process of bonding with the babies even if in NICU and babies continue to be fed if possible with breast milk that has been expressed. The caregiving process continues even after the mother and baby are discharged from Preethi Hospital, as the team is willing and available to address the questions and concerns of the new parents. An isolation NICU is also in place to handle potentially infected cases and transfer cases.

At Preethi hospital, we are driven to ensure that you and your baby receive the highest standard of healthcare. For us, nothing is as important as the safety of your baby. In cases where your baby may be born preterm, or be faced with illness.

The Level III NICU at Preethi hospital is an ultramodern facility, fully equipped to handle a baby needing extra care. There is a programme for problem neonates requiring extra care and long-term follow up. This involves a Paediatric Surgeon, Anaesthetist, Paediatric Cardiologist, Ophthalmologist, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Physiotherapist, Audiologist, Plastic Surgeon, Endocrinologist, Dermatologist and Neuro Surgeon.