Himalayan Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Wheels Transports



Himalayan Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Wheels transports neonate from Haldwani to Jollygrant, in record-breaking time

Precious life saved by transport team of Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences that provided critical care enroute

Miracles can happen in the most difficult of circumstances, thanks to the usage of new technology.

A recent incident involving Himalayan Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Wheels is a case in point.

An extreme pre-term baby, of just 24 weeks of gestation period and weighing merely 700 grams was saved because it was transported in the swiftest possible time for the best possible treatment.

The baby was transported from a private hospital in Haldwani to Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant, situated at a distance of over 250 kms, in difficult weather conditions.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The neonate was suffering from multiple complications, had respiratory issues and required mechanical ventilation. It had to be fed enroute. And there were many other complications associated with a small baby prematurely born.

But thanks to the Himalayan Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Wheels, not only was the baby transported all the way in the quickest possible time, but was given the best medical treatment required enroute.

The transport team of HIMS consisted of expert doctors and nurse, which made the transport of such a critical neonate successful. Their high skills and neonate-centric attributes won the day for them. The baby required Life Support and was put on a ventilator and other critical support mechanism through out the journey.

Congratulating the team, Chancellor Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dr Vijay Dhasmana stated that, “Diseased newborns and children can get immediate treatment at your doorstep, with the availability of Advanced Neonatal Transport Ambulance at HIMS. I am relieved that we can now make use of the facility to transfer ailing newborns and infants from hospital to home or vice versa (home to hospital). Our people living in the remote regions especially can take advantage of this intensive care nursery, to reach the Himalayan Hospital from other hospitals or remote areas. We are committed to improving infant mortality rate, by reaching the nearest hospital in time and retrieving the needy and sick baby effectively and safely.”

“It is our endeavor to help save progressively more number of newborns that are dying today in various small & large neonatal care units for want of timely appropriate care,” he reiterated.

NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

An ambulance equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including incubator, ventilator, monitor and other specialized equipment, to keep the suffering child safe during transportation to the hospital, even from remote areas 200 to 300 km away is now available for the people of Uttarakhand.

To avail the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Wheels facility contact: -

Himalayan Hospital
Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun