The government health infrastructure supported by private heath institutions is successfully tackling the COVID-19 challenge in the district, said Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan.He said that private hospitals are playing a stellar role in COVID care by dedicating major part of their facilities to critical COVID patients. The hospitals have increased the isolation ward strength, ventilators and ICU capacity and are rendering full support to the administration in these trying times. While inaugurating the upgraded existing level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Max Hospital Mohali to the state of the art facility, he hoped that the state of the art NICU would be another milestone in healthcare being extended to the people.On the occasion, the Max hospital authorities, Mohali informed that the hospital has upgraded its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It has been divided into septic (infective) and aseptic (non-infective) zones with proper negative pressure rooms for babies with culture proven infection. The unit now has thirteen level 3 neonatal intensive care beds, followed by step down or the intermediate care nursery.They informed that already Max hospital has been providing highest level of care which includes ultra-modern incubators, ventilators and open care systems. The unit has been managing extremely premature and low birth weight babies , with smallest baby of birth weight 450 grams with normal neurological examination at 1 year follow up .
The new setup further adds to our strengths, we have taken special care for KMC (Kangroo mother care), ambient sound and light specifications for developmentally supportive care, especially extremely low birth weight babies. We are now equipped with iNICU ( intelligent NICU) which a amalgam of technology blended to medical knowledge. This strengthens us especially for the very sick newborns while monitoring and managing them. The system not only informs the derangement in any of the vital parameter but also enables us to change the ventilator, drug infusion and oxygen at the single click as per the need of the baby.In addition to already present bedside Ultrasound & Echocardiography, the unit will be shortly adding Therapeutic hypothermia for babies with birth asphyxia along with CFM (cerebral function monitoring) for better neurological outcomes, they informed.While speaking on the occasion Mr. Vivan Singh Gill, VP Operations and Regional Head Max Healthcare said "It's our constant endeavor to keep enhancing our clinical excellence through technology and new programs. The launch of this new clinic will benefit people from all across the region". While reiterating that Max Hospital Mohali is completely safe, He said "We give utmost priority to patient safety. Covid and Non- Covid patients are treated in separate areas. All safety measures and precautions are being taken while treating all patients."