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Neonatal intensive care unit opens in Dubai

By the end of 2010, more than 30,000 out of 121,500 newborns will be in need of neonatal care, experts in 16-6-2010-1the UAE medical field predicted. This is due to the pressure on working mothers, the variety of nationalities resident in the country, as well as psychological, genetic and other factors related to the mother ─ such as being under the age of 20 or over 40, as well as certain diseases such as high blood pressure, eclampsia, heart disease and bleeding during pregnancy, in addition to factors related to the infants such as deformity of the fetus’ kidneys, hydrocephalus, separation or dysfunction of the placenta, could also lead to premature birthing, they explained.

“Numerous activities and initiatives have taken place in the Dubai medial field, in both the private and governmental sectors, to reduce the risks associated with premature birthing,” says Mr. Mohammed Rashid Al Falasi, Chairman of the Canadian Specialized Hospital. “Dubai recently hosted the 3rd Emirates Conference for Newborn and Neonatal Children, which was attended by 300 specialized doctors from all over the world. In addition, a new intensive care unit for neonatal infants in the Canadian Specialized Hospital was launched to provide around-the-clock medical care for these infants.” He added: “The new unit contains 12 medical incubators as well as 2 portable incubators to transport infants from and to the hospital, 6 high frequency respirators, along with equipment to treat cases such as recovery of the heart, venal liquid pumps, heart and respiration monitors, light treatment equipment, blood gas analyzers, jaundice meters, hearing monitoring devices and in vitro analyses.” It provides 3 levels of intensive care; intensive care for children in a critical condition, intensive care for children who need constant monitoring, and intensive care for infants with stable conditions.

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