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Dubai hospital invests in new tech to save premature babies

Emirates Hospital in Jumeirah says investment will make difference in survival of the sickest babies

Dubai hospital invests in new tech to save premature babies

Emirates Hospital, a subsidiary of Emirates Healthcare, has announced it has invested AED10 million ($2.7 million) in advanced technology for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The new NICU services at Emirates Hospital in Jumeirah, Dubai will make the difference in the survival of the sickest premature and full-term babies, a statement said.

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.

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

"The advanced Level 3 services have brought about a paradigm shift in treating premature babies as well as sick term neonates," said Dr Mohamed Sadik, head of NICU at Emirates Hospital Jumeirah.

The NICU facility comprises 15 NICU beds, a team of nurses and neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric surgeons.

Recent reports indicate that the market for neonatal care equipment is estimated to grow to be worth $8.1 billion by 2022.

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