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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

A motivated team of neonatologists and intensive care nurses provides round-the-clock surveillance.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is fully equipped with incubators, high-end ventilators, iNo, invasive and non-invasive monitors, phototherapy units and laminar flow.

The Unit is geared to look after neonates requiring intensive and special care. In fact, because of the high quality care offered to critical neonates, Fernandez Hospital receives many referral cases from the twin cities and surrounding districts. The NICU includes Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC), a low cost concept for preterm care that has been accepted very well by mothers of low-birth weight babies.

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.

The Neonatal Department is recognized for Super-Specialty Training in Neonatology.