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Emirates Hospital pumps $2.72m into hitech facilities

DUBAI, January 20, 2018

Emirates Hospital, a unit of Emirates Healthcare, has announced that it had recently invested Dh10 million ($2.72 million) in advanced technology for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at its facility in Jumeirah, Dubai.

The level 3 NICU services will make the difference in the survival of the sickest premature and full-term babies, said a statement from Emirates Healthcare.

The state-of-the-art facility will provide services like total body cooling (therapeutic hypothermia) for neonatal asphyxia and nitric oxide therapy that caters to persistent pulmonary hypertension due to various causes such as Meconium aspiration syndrome, pneumonia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and more, it stated.

Additionally, the advanced unit is equipped with best-in-class technology for neonatal ventilation, the statement added.

"At Emirates Hospital, the new advances in NICU enable us to treat sick newborns for a myriad of problems, ranging from simple conditions like neonatal jaundice to complex cases like severe respiratory distress syndrome, PPHN and Perinatal asphyxia," remarked Dr Mohamed Sadik, the head of NICU at Emirates Hospital Jumeirah.

"The advanced Level 3 services have brought about a paradigm shift in treating premature babies as well as sick term neonates," he stated.

"Besides the intensive care support, we promote rooming in and breastfeeding as part of our family-centred care to help parents learn how to care for their newborns. This helps to build a bond between mother and baby as well as preparing them to go home as soon as possible," he added.

According to him, Emirates Hospital Jumeirah is among the first health care providers in Dubai and across the region to invest heavily in advanced technology for its NICU.

It will improve the detection and diagnoses of various neonatal conditions through a highly-improved monitoring approach. The advanced NICU facility comprises of fifteen NICU and regular beds, well-trained nurses and a specialised team of neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric surgeons and other paediatric sub-specialties, stated Dr Sadik.

"The NICU will be distinguished for its ability to quickly diagnose any conditions associated with premature births and term newborns. With a network of our hospitals and cross referrals, we are proud to be pioneers in the field of advanced neonatology in Dubai, designed for the unique needs of tiny infants," he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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