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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
A newborn is at the most delicate phase of its existence where any health turn could endanger its life. This is when it needs superior care and excellence from expert neonatologists to survive this critical phase.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
Maintaining the best of international standards and delivering high quality neonatal care and services through our accomplished neonatologists, neonatal respiratory therapists and nurses is the mainstay of our healthcare enterprise. Our singular aim is to ensure that all neonates receive round the clock emergency treatment without compromising on ethics.
Our NICU is appointed with the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment that includes the High Frequency Oscillator Treatment (HFO), a type of breathing machine that delivers very small breaths at a very high rate. This is used for babies who are, either not responding well to conventional ventilation or who have lung problems that respond better to this type of ventilator. Our Ultrasound machines use high frequency sound waves to create images of organs, tissues, and blood vessels. This visual tool is painless for the baby and is commonly used in the NICU to examine the structures of the baby's brain, heart, and abdomen.
We have many ‘firsts’ in our kitty. We have been associated with the first pioneering therapies of initiating ventilation for sick neonates, first use of Surfactant therapy for Neonatal RDS in India,first use of inhaled Nitric Oxide and High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Karnataka, first Neonatal Air Transports in the country, and coordinating of first multicenter NICU trials in the country. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has been accredited as one of the most advanced NICUs in the country (Level III B) by the Prestigious National Neonatology Forum of India.