We attend to newborn infants (preterm, term and those with congenital concerns) born at Aga Khan University Hospital or referred for our services after birth at other regional centres. The hospital has two full-time neonatologists who oversee every delivery. Infants requiring Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admissions are also primarily managed by the full-time faculty neonatologists.
The NICU has the ability to manage extremely low birth weight infants, provide for clinical support and care for patients requiring sub-specialty and post-surgical management. We provide follow up care for the NICU admissions at our ambulatory outpatient neonatal clinic on a weekly basis, in addition to private clinics that are run per provider preferences by appointment only.
The clinic is based at the hospital Outpatient Specialty Clinic Unit which is fully equipped to provide growth monitoring, immunization services and the capability of providing and addressing issues of non-emergent concerns.
Emergency cases are chann led through the Paediatric Casualty department where the neonatologist is informed accordingly for further consultation and management. Inpatients are managed in the Neonatal High Dependency Unit or Children’s Ward which has provisions for private and general ward beds. Care may be escalated to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Paediatric Intensive Care Unit depending on age and clinical condition.