We at Abhilasha hospital, aim at providing quality maternal and child care. While most deliveries are normal and uncomplicated, some may inevitably need special care. Parents will want nothing less than the most experienced doctors and technology caring for their new-born, if such cases were to occur. We provide one of the best Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) services in Chandigarh, where your baby’s health is our top priority
Our team of neonatal Paediatricians and nurses are one of the best in Chandigarh, and are trained in resuscitation, stabilization, and management of various conditions which new-born babies may face, such as prematurity, jaundice, congenital anomalies, etc. We provide a high standard of paediatric primary care designed to meet the needs of mothers and children. Our highly experienced team of paediatricians utilize a unique combination of technology with an expressive approach to handle complex situations. Our commitment to safety ensures an improvement in your child’s health.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is fully equipped and staffed to provide twenty-four-seven care to critically ill neonates. Our neonatal nurses have been trained extensively to provide one-on-one patient care when required. We also encourage the active involvement of parents in the management of their new-borns, in case their stay in the Intensive Care Unit is prolonged.
After surgery, infants and children will return to the intensive care unit (ICU) to be closely monitored during the recovery period. The course of every child after surgery is different, but there are some consistent trends. Children generally arrive in the ICU on a ventilator with a breathing tube.
- Children who have “straightforward” surgeries are generally extubated within 24 hours.
- Children who have more complicated surgeries are on the ventilator for days or, in some cases, weeks. Each child’s recovery happens at a different pace. Your child will be kept as comfortable as possible with several different medications, some which relieve pain, and some which relieve anxiety. The staff will also be asking for your input as to how best to soothe and comfort your child.
Jaundice in new-born babies is common because their livers aren’t fully developed. Jaundice will make their skin and the whites of their eyes look a bit yellow. Babies with severe jaundice may be treated with light therapy (phototherapy). The baby is undressed and put under very bright light, usually with soft eye pads or a special box over their head to protect their eyes.
The special light helps break down the chemical that causes jaundice. It may be possible for your baby to have phototherapy by your bed in the postnatal ward so you don’t have to be separated.
Light treatment may continue for several days, with breaks for feeds, before jaundice clears up. Sometimes, if jaundice gets worse, your baby may need a blood transfusion. This isn’t common.
Some babies have jaundice because of liver disease and need different treatment. A blood test that checks for liver disease is done before phototherapy is started.