Shrimad Rajchandra Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the first of its kind in Valsad district. Here, prematurely born infants and new-borns with birth complications receive highly advanced, 24x7 care from neonatologists and their specially-trained staff.
Many of the women coming to SRH for deliveries are young (18-20 years), severely anaemic and weigh only 35-40 kgs. As a result, the delivered babies are premature, under-weight and need highly specialised medical attention in order to survive. To provide tertiary care to protect these precious new lives, we set up a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Now, the NICU is a key department at SRH and one of the most advanced in the entire Valsad District.
The NICU plays a major role in saving the lives of prematurely-born infants and those with birth complications and nursing them back to good health. Many infants remain under this highly specialised care for a month or longer. Every year, over 500 critically-ill, premature and low birth weight newborns are successfully treated here.
The NICU is well-equipped with the following:
- Neonatal trolleys with warmers
- Neonatal ventilators
- Bubble CPAP Delivery System
- Phototherapy units
- Multi-parameter patient monitors
- Automated syringe infusion pumps
- Volumetric pumps
- Central suction facility
- Oxygen hoods
- Highly-sensitive and accurate digital weighing balance
Most of the infants treated here would not have survived if this level of highly-specialised care were not available in such a location.