Neonatology

Sabine Hospital and Research centre is the home to kerala's one of the most advanced and largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our NICU is a 50 bedded unit run under the leadership of Dr. Jeganth Jeyaraj and other efficient neonatologists who provide specialized care for premature and other special needs infants. Our NICU offers the most advanced technology, which means that your premature or sick newborn has a much better chance to survive and thrive.

Backed by state-of-the-art equipment, the highly experienced staff works as a team to provide expert care. Neonatologists work closely with neonatal nurses and staffs , all of whom have specialized training to provide special attention to these extra-special infants. Nurses in NICU have not only years of experience in caring for special needs infants, but also years of experience in the same care-giving team.

We, being one of the leading infertility centers in kerala, come across a lot of precious premature babies born to childless couples. We understand the stress and anxiety undergone by the parents of these precious babies. We deal them with kindness and human touch. Each and every baby in our NICU are treated with atmost care and importance. A lot of premature babies are saved every year by our dedicated team of doctors and nurses. Over the last seven years, we have made a remarkable achievement in terms of success rate when compared to other leading hospitals. We prove to be the best in managing all sorts of neonatal emergencies. Appreciation from the parents speaks the volume of our care. Appreciation from the newspapers speaks about the volume of our success which is a direct result of our hardwork and commitment.

A premature baby is one who is born too early, before 37 weeks. The earlier in pregnancy a baby is born, the more likely he is to have health problems. But thanks to advances in our medical care, even babies born very prematurely are more likely to survive today than ever before.

Health problems that may affect premature babies include:

  • Breathing problems (Respiratory Distress syndrome, Apnea, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia)
  • Heart problems (Patent ductus arteriosis, Heart failure)
  • Neurological problems (Bleeding in the brain)
  • Intestinal problems (Necrotizing enterocolitis)
  • Eye problems (Retinopathy of prematurity)
  • Jaundice
  • Anemia.
  • Infections, etc.

To care for these babies, it takes more than just one doctor or nurse. It takes a team. At Sabine Hospital , NICU team members draw on their experience, advanced skills and compassion to provide the best care possible for our smallest patients.

Below is a look at the facilities we have in our 50 bedded level 3 NICU

  • Cardiorespiratory monitors including multipara monitors for each bed.
  • Ventilators including High Frequency ventilators (7 in number)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (10 in number).
  • Blood gas monitoring machines
  • Mechanical syringe pumps (60 in number)
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Warmers
  • Phototherapy units, etc.

We do all sorts of neonatal procedures like

  • Intubation and ventilation
  • Surfactant therapy
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Intercostal drainage
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Central arterial and venous lines
  • PICC line insertion
  • Intra-arterial blood pressure monitoring
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Ventricular tapping
  • Neurosonogram
  • Functional Echocardiogram, etc

We have got effective follow-up services through a team of paediatricians, cardiologist, opthalmologist, audiologist, radiologist and physiotherapist. We have a paediatric surgeon to deal with surgical cases. We have a child development center with a developmental therapist for early stimulation of premature babies and to follow up their development. We are staffed and equipped to give you and your baby the finest care possible. We provide a pleasant, comfortable, supportive, and caring environment.

Caring for families with a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of our most important commitments. We understand your baby’s illness is a challenging and sometimes frightening experience for you, and we do everything we can to support you and your family.

In our NICU, you can expect:

  • Dedication to providing the very best care for your baby
  • The most highly trained specialists in neonatal intensive care
  • One of the most advanced NICUs in kerala
  • The place where other NICUs across the region refer their most seriously ill newborn patients
  • The most current treatments and technology for you and your baby.
  • Care provided by leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions before and after your baby’s birth.

Some of our remarkable achievements are:

  • We have saved babies as small as 500 grams.
  • We have saved babies as early as 24 weeks.
  • We have saved quadruplets.
  • We have saved a lot of triplets and twins.
  • We have saved triplets of an elderly mother aged 52.
  • Survival rate for our premature babies born between 26-28 weeks is 75-80%.
  • Survival rate for our premature babies born between 28-30 weeks is 85-90%.
  • Survival rate for our premature babies born after 30 weeks is 95-99%

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. A premature baby is strong, tough, resilient, courageous, a fighter and a miracle all rolled into one. NICU babies are true survivors.They show us the power of faith and prayer and the fight of the human spirit. There are the embodiment of perseverance. A premature baby may look tiny and fragile to touch but never underestimate the courage, strength and determination of a baby born too soon.

Also, Our Neonatal nurses are warriors of love who stand alongside our babies leading the battle to keep babies alive. Our nurses have the heart of a lion and the touch of an angel. We encourage and educate them to deliver our effective care to our efficient preterms.

Finally, A premature baby is a precious gift, who fights for life, with every ounce of their might. It's our job to give them love, warmth, comfort and a warm embrace. That's what our team is known for and we are proud to declare that we are born for newborn.