Premature Infants

From All Rights (Kol-Zchut) (www.kolzchut.org.il)

This portal contains information regarding the rights, services, and benefits entitled to premature infants and their families.

A premature infant is defined as an infant born before the 37th week of pregnancy. Due to their early birth, some of the baby's bodily systems are not developed enough and the infant is susceptible to illness than other newborns . Additionally, there are limitations to the essential basic treatments that are routinely provided to babies. After birth, a premature infant is treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and is eligible to receive specialized treatments. Premature infants and their parents are entitled to special healthcare rights and benefits during hospitalization and in certain circumstances also after release from the hospital..


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