The birth of a child is the happiest moment in any family. But if the child is born unwell or sick then it brings severely bitter experience to a family. Green Life hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a very delicate and sensitive part of hospital where new born babies are treated for life threatening illness. Neonates are cared in a 2:1 basis nursing and are monitored and trained by specialized NICU doctors

Department of Neonatology Green Life Hospital provides care for infants born in our Maternity Unit, as well as more advanced care and total management of infants suffering from complex medical problems through the hospital’s Neonatal ICU. While most of the babies delivered each year at the hospital stay with their mothers in our maternity ward, premature infants or those who have respiratory distress, jaundice, blood sugar problems, or other difficulties, are cared for in the NICU. In the Neonatal ICU, our highly experienced neonatologists, doctors and neonatal nurses are present at all times, ensuring that high-risk newborns receive the specialty care that they need. A paediatrician is also present to provide services to the newborns, making it a multidisciplinary approach to care.

Function of NICU    

Within minutes of a baby being born it can be told straightaway of how sick or well the baby is. Especially problem within the heart and or lungs can present a very risky life threatening situation for the baby. Looking after the overall health of these babies is the primary function of the NICU. Needless to say it is only possible in the NICU to provide oxygen and Artificial Life Support to babies with lung and or heart problems. Other than that various other treatment are given to newborns which are essentially the function of NICU.

Treatments in the NICU

The following treatments are provided by the NICU:

  •          Oxygen therapy
  •          Incubator support
  •          Intubation
  •          Ventilator support
  •          24-hr monitoring of heart and lung functions
  •          Modern Laboratory facilities  
  •          Consultation provided by experienced heart experts for babies with any problem with the heart
  •          Modern facilities to test for heart problems
  •          Advanced phototherapy machine
  •      Exchange transfusion (i.e. Change of blood entirely)


Consultants for Neonatology/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)