Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Mukundapur
Best Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Mukundapur | NICU in Mukundapur

Neonatology & NICU

Best Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Mukundapur | NICU in Mukundapur

A baby is born, and it's a beautiful and intricate process. Both mother and child go through a lot of physical and psychological changes. The Department of NICU and Neonatology at Manipal Hospitals Mukudapur is the specialized field of neonatology and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is committed to the care of newborns, particularly those in need of immediate medical attention. Within the area of paediatrics, neonatology is a subspecialty that specializes in the medical care of newborns, particularly those who are prematurely born or have medical conditions that call for extra attention. Newborns and infants with serious medical conditions are placed in the NICU, a special hospital department created to provide them with intensive care. Along with another team of experts, the NICU doctors comprise neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, and social workers. To give newborns and infants the best treatment possible, the NICU is staffed with specialized technology and equipment. This includes ventilators to assist with breathing, phototherapy lights to treat jaundice, and incubators to control body temperature.

Neonatology in Mukundapur


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Why Manipal?

At Manipal Hospitals', each NICU is run by expert neonatologists who are assisted by a team of respiratory therapists, neonatal nursing experts and resident physicians. The combined expertise of the team and the advanced healthcare equipment in the NICU is crucial when it comes to ensuring the survival of newborns that are facing complications in their infancy.

Treatment & Procedures

Neonatal blood transfusion

It is very common for neonates to require blood transfusions while in the NICU. Since neonates are already in a weakened state, blood transfusions are often needed to help the neonate maintain enough blood for circulation. The blood transfusion is done through an intravenous line.

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Thanks to advancement in neonatal care and the facilities available in the modern NICU, even premature babies that are born with as little as 24 weeks of gestation have significantly increased chances of survival. In December 2018, a baby born at just 245 grams with 23 weeks and 3 days of gestation was able to survive and after 5 months, was discharged from the hospital and is expected to live a healthy life.

Sometimes babies are born without fully developed body systems, which can make survival difficult. The lungs may not be able to breathe, the heart may not be pumping blood effectively etc.
The NICU is equipped with hi-tech apparatus that allows doctors to compensate for the underdevelopment of body systems in pre-term babies or undetected congenital defects, both of which endanger the survival of the newborn.

Illnesses commonly diagnosed and treated in the NICU

  • Apnea
  • Anemia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Bradycardia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Jaundice
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Infant respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)
  • Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN)
  • Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
NICU in Mukundapur

Facilities & Services

Equipment and services in the NICU - Incubator beds (used to replicate optimal conditions for neonates) - Oxygen hood - Neonatal ventilator - Resuscitation - IV infusion - Blood transfusion - Plasma transfusion - Neonatal health monitors (BP, heart rate, temperature, respiration) - Bedside ultrasound, echocardiogram - Lactation systems - Minimally invasive neonatal diagnostic kits - Transport incubators - Antibiotic treatment NICU Care levels - Level 1 care- For neonates that weigh over 1800 grams with a gestational maturity of 34 or more weeks - Level 2 care-For neonates that weigh less than 1800 grams, but more than 1200 grams, with a gestational maturity between 30 and 34 weeks. - Level 3 care-For neonates that weigh less than 1200 grams with a gestational maturity of less than 30 weeks.

Manipal Hospitals is dedicated to ensuring the best possible care for all its patients. The high-quality, life saving care provided to our patients in the NICU's is a testament to this.

Contact us for more information on our NICU and book an appointment with one of our Neonatal specialists today.