Premature infants and infants with serious illnesses are handled by neonatologists. The NICU, short for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is an essential part of this process. Critically ill infants are cared for in NICUs, which are purpose-built rooms.
All of a baby’s needs are met prior to birth by the mother herself. When a newborn is born, several changes take place at once to prepare the baby to take on these functions on their own. Due to a variety of causes, newborns may not be able to perform these tasks on their own, which is where the NICU comes in.
Aside from several life-sustaining devices, the NICU is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology to keep babies’ temperatures and oxygen levels in check. In order to be discharged from the NICU, the body of a baby must be able to perform the following functions:
A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is available at Prakash Multispeciality Hospital for every infant who requires it.