Neonatal Intensive Care(NICU) in Ahmedabad,Gujarat | Expert Neonatologists
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Hi-Tech NICU

What is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)?

The NICU is a specialized intensive care unit for newborn babies in urgent need of medical attention. It has its own set of equipment and trained staff. When maternity hospitals do not have their own NICU, sick babies are transferred to specialized hospitals with an NICU like Arpan.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Gujarat

Arpan centres have hi-tech NICUs to address every neonatal emergency

  • WHO standard recommended NICU spacing, i.e. with space of 100-120 sq. ft. per bed, excluding service areas.
  • They are designed to avoid any extremes in temperature as the rooms’ walls, windows; colours are as per specific norms for NICU and are double layered.

  • A baby friendly environment has been designed and developed by balancing light and sound entering the rooms. This ensures steady growth of the newborn.
  • The cleanliness of the nursery air is maintained by 0.3 micron filters at the air handling units.
  • The walls and floors have been designed to avoid bad weather and dust.
  • We ensure steady power to the NICU through UPS backed by generator.

Which babies need special care in the NICU?

  • Prematurely born babies (baby before 37 weeks of pregnancy) particularly before 34 weeks of pregnancy need NICU care/ step down care.
  • Babies with low birth weight (less than 2 kg), particularly very LBW (1.5 kg) & ELBW (1.0 kg)
  • Babies with medical condition that require special care
  • Twins, triplets, and other multiples who are smaller than single birth babies
  • Babies with medical conditions such as heart problems, infections, or birth defects

Who will care for the babies in the NICU?

A specialized, highly professional team to take care of the sick babies:

  • Neonatologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Audiologists
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Developmental Paediatricians
  • Paediatric Cardiologists/ Surgeons
  • Radiologists/ Sonologists

We follow the philosophy of Family Centred Care. We involve the parents in the daily care given to the baby in various ways to ensure the babies grow with their parents’ presence. The environment at our centres has been designed to elicit positivity, care, and calmness.

Know more about how Family Centred Care makes a whole lot of difference

Ventilator Support & Monitoring

Therapy with ‘Do Not Harm’ philosophy

Respiratory disorders are the most common of all neonatal problems. At Arpan, we believe in the ‘Do Not Harm’ philosophy. We extend it through sophisticated ventilators which include conventional and high frequency ventilators.

  • Our non-invasive ventilators cause the least possible damage to the preemie’s lungs.
  • Through Bubble CPAP units, we ease the preemie’s lungs to the atmosphere with utmost care.
  • Just enough pressure is provided to the fragile lungs to sustain breathing, without causing any damage.
  • Low flow oxygen meters deliver oxygen at 10 ml/min, which are exclusively available at Arpan.

Apart from that, we also have high-tech monitors for keeping a constant eye on the baby’s invasive as well as non-invasive blood pressure, central venous blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, etc.

Nitric Oxide Therapy

Nitric Oxide Therapy

The Nitric Oxide delivery system at Arpan plays a vital role in saving babies with PPHN (Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns). In such babies, blood vessels are constricted, preventing the baby from getting oxygenated blood. Through this technology, we dilate the smooth muscles of pulmonary vessels in sick babies, thereby increasing the blood flow to the lungs. Typically, the baby responds within 30 minutes and continues receiving nitric oxide through a ventilator for an average of four days.

Cooling Therapy

Cooling Therapy

Birth Asphyxia is caused by a reduction in the supply of blood or oxygen to the newborn baby’s brain during birth. It is a major cause of death, brain damage, and cerebral palsy in babies. To treat this condition, we have a well-defined setup for Brain Hypothermia, also known as Cooling Therapy.
It is induced by cooling the baby to around 33℃ for three days after birth. This has been proven to be the only medical intervention which reduces brain damage in preemies and improves their chances of normal survival.

Kangaroo Mother Care

A mother’s touch is a wonderful healer

Research has proved that the embrace of a mother does wonders for the baby. The baby receives warmth, gains weight, decreases the chances of infection, and increases oxygenation. All of these lead to an increased chance of the baby’s survival.

Every “Arpan Mother” is encouraged to embrace her baby and offer Kangaroo Mother Care on a daily basis. We have dedicated floors with adequate space and privacy to provide both the mother and the baby utmost comfort during the process. Arpan Parents are encouraged to visit their babies daily to feel and touch them at least once a day. Our nursing staff supports the parents in every way possible.


Arpan is a certified training centre for fellowship in neonatology, accredited by the National Neonatology Forum and Indian Academy of Pediatrics.

Functional Echo Cardiography
Functional Echo Cardiography

Arpan has in-house echo-cardiography machine with high frequency cardiac and sonographic probes to detect cardiac problems in preemies and neonates. This timely detection saves numerous lives on a consistent basis.

Ultrasonography & X-Ray
Ultrasonography & X-Ray

We have an in-house sonography machine with expert radiologists trained in neonatal neuro-sonogram. This ensures sonography of the sick babies at regular intervals with the philosophy of “Do Not Harm”, causing the babies as little trauma as possible.