The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for New-borns at CMC provides specialized intensive care to critically ill and premature newborns. Our intensive multidisciplinary and specialist care treatment team is perhaps the biggest reason for our success. Each NICU patient and family receives the full attention of the NICU team of Paediatric medical experts, including neonatologists, neonatal nurse and practitioners. Their collaboration ensures comprehensive care and monitoring or support of vital functions beyond that available in the general Paediatric unit or community hospital.
The NICU’s are well equipped to take care of very low weight and premature babies. The focal point of the Neonatal Unit remains the cutting-edge technology and latest monitoring equipment including :
- Dedicated Neonatal Pressure Limited Ventilators
- Dedicated Nasal CPAP
- Blood Gas Analyzer
- Open Care Systems
- Facilities for peritoneal dialysis
- 24 hrs lab and allied services backup.
The department of Paediatrics at CMC provides highly-specialized intensive care to critically ill children. It is a unique, one stop healthcare facility set up for the needs of all babies, children and teenager.
The focal point of the PICU remains the cutting-edge technology and latest monitoring equipment including :
- 24 hrs. Lab and allied services backup.
Paediatric Nephrology and Urology Services:
A special pediatric renal clinic is also being run at CMC. Kids having the failure to thrive, polyuria, resistant rickets, resistant nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, urological and uronephrological problems, kidney stones, acute and chronic renal failure and recurrent UTIs can be helped by such services. Facilities of peritoneal dialysis and renal biopsy are also available.
In addition, the newer advances in the urological surgery, as well as the correctional surgical remedies for conditions like phimosis, hernias, undescended testes, PUJ and VUJ obstruction, hypospadias, PUV other kidney and bladder surgery, are available under one roof. Endoscopic and cystoscopic facilities for cases of PUV, ureterocoele and deflux injection for VUR are the newer additions to an ever-expanding pediatric subspecialty.
Human resources: The NICU and PICU have a dedicated team of nurses specially trained in neonatal and pediatric care. In addition specialists like ENT surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Ophthalmologist, Child psychologist, and psychiatrist are available for management of newborns and kids requiring additional support services. The facilities for physiotherapy and occupational therapy are also available.
The NICU network: In its continuous bid to provide quality medical care at doorstep, The CMC has the association with various gynecological departments in and around Chandigarh. Newborn for ventilation are also being received from the instructions and peripheral areas. The team is also available for attending to some of the high-risk deliveries within a radius of 50 km.
In utero referral services: These services are the facilitation of referral and care till delivery and thereafter State of the art NICU cared for those high-risk cases that require tertiary care. Such cases include cases of non –progression of labour, fetal distress, meconium stained liquor , and obstetric history ,PROM, suspected/known antenatal CMF cases like polyhydramnios, varicella or torch injection, HBsAg or HIV positive mothers, hydrops, Rh/ABO sensitisations, female>35 years, prior poor birth outcome, multiple gestation, IUGR ,acute or chronic maternal illness, alloimmunization (platelet antigens), maternal fever or high perinatal risk score, maternal diabetes/thyroid and abnormalities of fetal heart rate or rhythm.
Services offered / Specialized Facilities & Treatment:
The multidisciplinary medical team works closely with other specialties and provides services including :
- Infectious Disease
- Pediatric Nephrology
- Pediatric Urology
- Respiratory-related problems
- Neurology (Seizures and other neurological problems)
- Pediatric Urology
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- 24 Hours Laboratory, Radiology & ABG services