The neonatology department of ‘Mama and I’ was adorned in purple for the World Prematurity Day

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With satisfaction from the care provided to 176 newborns since the beginning of June and a thematic corner capturing moments from their professional life, the Neonatology Department of the Maternal and Child Health Clinic ‘Mama and I’ in Pleven celebrates November 17 – World Prematurity Day. Since the beginning of the week, the team has been welcoming colleagues and parents of babies in their care in purple – the colour of the cause of premature babies around the world.

“On November 17, we celebrate the littlest heroes, those tiniest and most struggling children. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the issue and encourage expressions of empathy for premature babies and their families. The neonatology department of ‘Mama and I’ has the highest – 3rd – level of competence, and here we take the first care of all newborn children. The equipment we work with allows us to provide adequate care for the newborn, including the extremely immature children weighing less than 1000 grams,” says Dr. Andrey Hristov, Head of Neonatology at ‘Mama and I’. He and his colleagues take care of the most severe cases of newborns around the clock, reaching the families in need and other paediatric clinics thanks to a specialized ambulance – a resuscitation vehicle with an intensive transport cuvee and respirator. “We also have the region’s most advanced and only specialized artificial pulmonary ventilation equipment for premature and preterm newborns with critically affected respiratory and cardiovascular function. In the Intensive Care Unit we admit all sick newborns requiring intensive care, ventilator monitoring and intensive treatment. The availability of a state-of-the-art cuvee, the “baby leo 500″, gives even the most immature patients a chance. And last but not least, the multidisciplinary teams working in the field of maternal and child healthcare and neonatal care at ‘Mama and I’,” says Dr. Hristov.

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