Ashirvad Multi Specialty Hospital
A neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU), also known as an intensive care nursery (ICN),
is an intensive-care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature new born infants.
Our paediatrics & N.I.C.U. unit is run by Dr. S.P. Gupta, M.R.C.P., D.C.H.(London) who is one of the senior most paediatrician in town practising since 1968. He is supported by Dr Sameer Gupta M.B.B.S, M.D, who is a neonatologist and runs a well-equipped ICU.
A NICU is typically directed by one or more neonatologists and staffed by nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, resident physicians, respiratory therapists, and dieticians. Many other ancillary disciplines and specialists are available at larger units.
The term neonatal comes from neo, "new", and natal, "pertaining to birth or origin".
A Neonatal nurse practitioner are advanced practice nurses that care for premature babies and sick new-borns in intensive care units, emergency rooms, delivery rooms and special clinics.
Prematurity is a risk factor that follows early labour, a planned caesarean section or pre-eclampsia (Pre-eclampsia is a condition in pregnancy regarding high blood pressure).