NICU

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.R.C.O.G. (London), 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).

The emergency dash from home to the NICU with baby in a transport incubator had become a thing of the past, though transport incubators were still needed. Specialist equipment and expertise were not available at every hospital, and strong arguments were made for large, centralised NICUs.

Our highly skilled and compassionate neonatologists, pediatricians, neonatal nurse practitioners, pediatric residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other team members provide coverage for all infants and families, including 24-hour in-house coverage.

Comprehensive neonatal clinical services include advanced pharmacologic and nutritional support in collaboration with neonatal pharmacologists and dieticians. Specialized clinical services include High-Frequency Ventilation, Nitric Oxide Therapy, Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

Neonatologists are actively engaged in several areas of research including neonatal ventilation; selective head/body cooling after hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy; effect of infant nutrition and nutritional supplementation on growth and development and subsequent brain function; stem cell differentiation/developmental biology; pain control in neonates; use of telemedicine to improve infant mortality; refinement of discharge planning and long-term follow-up as well as comprehensive medical management of complex NICU graduates.

Ashirvad Hospital & Research Centre is a leading maternity and multi-specialty hospital in Eastern U.P. with the ISO 9001-2008 certification.

It was established over four decades back on 23rd May 1977. We are one of the best hospitals of the Varanasi district.

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