Scope of Services
The New Born Unit in Universal Hospital Services include:
- Care of healthy newborns with follow up
- Newborn outpatient clinic for Follow up of growth, nutrition and development
- Vaccination of pre-term and low birth weight new born
- Neonatal screening program, Neonatal hearing screening and congenital screening program for all deliveries
- Care for sick neonates with respiratory distress syndromes requiring mechanical ventilation
- Provide care for extremely low birth weight and premature neonates
- Treatment of problems of infants of diabetic mothers
- Management of feeding problems for newborns
- Birth asphyxia and Neonatal seizures
- Congenital heart disease treatment
- Neonatal jaundice, Neonatal blood diseases
- Neonatal sepsis. The department provides also follow up of newborn babies with special needs and critical care illness.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Universal Hospital is designed and supported with the advanced equipment and capabilities for the neonatal care and management of critically ill full term and preterm neonates, who require intensive care monitoring. They are more susceptible to respiratory problems requiring pulmonary assistance and ventilation. Term babies, those born after 37 weeks gestation, require general care including immunization, feeding problems, and management of neonatal jaundice.