Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NICU or the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit refers to the specialized intensive care which provides care for premature newborn infants. At Aster Hospital Mankhool, our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is staffed and equipped to be one of the best in the region. A Level III classification implies that our NICU is focused on advanced care, which includes the care of extremely premature, low birth-weighted and critically ill neonates. The most premature babies admitted to our NICU were merely 26 weeks old, weighing 876g and 27 weeks 5 days old, weighing 650g, and both the babies managed to make a healthy recovery.

Aster Hospital Mankhool’s NICU is designed to handle high-risk newborns with multiple problems, through uncompromised attention, a transparent approach and the utmost care. Our highly skilled and experienced specialists in the Paediatrics and Neonatology departments ensure that the best level of diagnosis and treatments are available for every neonate, based on leading NICU protocols and methods. At Aster Hospital Mankhool we believe that patients and their families should have access to high quality healthcare at a center that they trust.

The services provided in the NICU include, but are not limited to:

  • Care of extremely pre-term and low birth weight babies
  • The unit accepts both Ex-utero and In-utero transfers
  • Conventional and high-frequency ventilation
  • CPAP (pressure through the nostril)
  • Neurosonogram/Ultrasonography of a baby’s head – Performed in order to detect signs of an intravascular hemorrhage
  • Exchange transfusions
  • Venous line (catheter, cyclastic)
  • Umbilical arterial line
  • Phototherapy
  • Round the clock radiology
  • 8 cots
    • 7- Convertible into Intensive care or High dependency
    • 1- Isolation cot
  • The unit accepts both in-house pregnancies as well as the transfer of neonates from other hospitals
  • Capabilities to ventilate and intubate all viable neonatal patients
  • Considerably more cost effective than any other neonatal intensive care service