Royal Hospital Achieves a Qualitative Achievement in the field of Neonatal Intensive Care
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the Royal Hospital, Ministry of Health has recently managed to take care of two children born in 23rd week. One of the children weighs 540g and the other child weighs 650g, which less than the normal weight.
The two children were suffer from health problems in the respiratory system, as well as feeding difficulties. Thus, it is necessity to put them in special incubators, where they received an extensive medical care for five-month on a 24-hour by medical team specialized in the field of newborn infants (premature).
The health status of the children and their vital signs are now stable, where currently their weight is more than 3 kg.
Regarding the services in the NICU, Dr. Ali al-Jabri, head of the NICU in the Royal Hospital stated that “the NICU is one of the health care services for child care, as some newborns need medical care because they may suffer from health problems. Thus, they will be treated in special incubators in order to monitor heart pulses, follow-up their temperature, providing the necessary feeding through intravenous feeding or oral feeding and providing them with breathing assistance if necessary”.