55 syringe infusion pumps installed at GB Pant hospital

Babies to get LED Photo-therapy for jaundice


Srinagar, Jan 17: Authorities at Kashmir’s lone children specialty, GB Pant Hospital here Thursday installed 55 syringe-infusion pumps in Neonatal and Pediatric ICUs of the hospital.
The pumps were purchased for Rs 25 lakh to infuse fluids in babies at a controlled rate.
“The admitted neonates need precise dose of fluids and medicines, the syringe infusion pumps are necessary so that these patients neither get excess or deficient dosage of medicines,” the Medical Superintendent of Hospital, Dr Muneer A Masoodi told Greater Kashmir.
“Even though we installed some syringe infusion pumps few months back, but we procured adequate number of them so that every such child gets well calibrated medicine automatically, otherwise previously the attendants were asked to measure the drops per minute,” he said.
The Deputy Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr Muhammad Salim Khan said these units were particularly used for the potent drugs in case of critical patients. “These may include drugs such as Inotropes (Adrenaline, Noradrenaline ad Dopamine), paralyzing agents (Vecuronium) and Anesthetic agents (such as Propofolo),”
Dr Khan said that many patients were receiving more than one infusion at a time and can have three or four syringe drivers connected.
LED Photo-Therapy Units installed
Meanwhile, the hospital also installed the LED Photo-Therapy Units for the treatment of jaundiced neonate at the Hospital.
“Instead of conventional incandescent or florescent lights, LED Photo-therapy units were procured few months back and have been in use since then. The LED photo-therapy has been more effective,” Dr Muhammad Salim said.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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