Delhi, September 26, 2018: –
In a development that is expected to significantly improve neonatal care capabilities in India, Apollo Cradle, India’s leading Women & Childrens’ Hospital, unveiled its ‘Advanced Technology Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’ (eNICU), on Wednesday. This is the first time in India that a large network of women and children hospitals like Apollo Cradle is going live with this initiative across India.
Apollo Cradle has built a reputation for clinical excellence, and has the capabilities to handle high risk pregnancies and complex pre-term babies. Through the eNICU, Apollo Cradle specialists will now be able to monitor minute details including medication levels, nutrition, feeding pattern, calorie and growth charts of babies, whilst in the hospital and also remotely. This eNICU will also help Apollo Cradle doctors support NICU’s in smaller towns. The real-time monitoring of pre-term babies, with complete digital records will improve clinical outcomes and provide world-class treatment in India. This initiative is in line with Apollo Cradle’s philosophy – “With us, you are always in Safe Hands”.
During the launch ceremony of eNICU, Dr. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group & Senior Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals said: “eNICU at Apollo Cradle will enable the care of babies that is difficult in most other hospitals. It will help doctors and medical officials monitor each baby from a central location. The cloud-based system also manages doctors’ workflow, nursing workflow and resident doctor handovers.”
Dr. Gaurav Jawa, Senior Neonatology and Paediatric Consultant, Apollo Cradle spoke “eNICU is a cloud-based solution leveraging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data that enable the connectivity to multiple sources of data from various devices. It is able to process all this information and to a large extent automate many responsibilities of nurses, doctors and even administrators. This is then captured in a dashboard kind of setup and virtually eliminates human error. It will have a direct impact on reducing infant mortality rates – a great boon to society.”