The Maternity Hospital for the first time in its history has introduced the labor therapy service for premature babies and newborns which will be provided in intensive care units in all country’s hospitals.

The director of the hospital, Dr. Ammar Al-Fadhli, stated the hospital is the first to provide this special service for children, which will clearly contribute to the course of the child’s treatment plan and facilitate his/her discharge from the hospital, and added that understanding the patient’s needs is within a treatment program designed according to his health problems, reports Al-Jarida daily.

For her part, the occupational therapist in the Maternity Hospital and the initiator of the idea, Noura Al-Madaj, reviewed the most important health problems for premature babies that can be dealt with through this type of treatment, whether in intensive care or special care, and the challenges facing premature babies in terms of premature birth or very low birth weight to problems in the brain and spinal cord and its injuries, diseases of the heart and the lymphatic system and others.

For her part, the head of the physiotherapy department at the maternity hospital, Tamader Al-Saeed, expressed her happiness that the hospital is proactive in this clinical goal and to provide this advanced service with Kuwaiti hands and the best medical standards.

The Occupational Therapy Department at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital, Muhammad Al-Mutairi, said the Occupational Therapy specialty is one of the supporting medical specialties that contribute to the treatment or rehabilitation of the patient to restore the capabilities he lost due to an injury or to learn new skills for children, and it is a comprehensive specialty that includes evaluation and treatment of the physical, mental and psychological skills of the patient in his presence within the environment in which he lives.

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