Crib A’Glow: Saving tiny hearts in the FCT through technology

By Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writer)

The Crib A’Glow phototherapy unit was donated to Maitama District Hospital by an anonymous donor after it saved a baby’s life in Bayelsa. Photo source: Tiny Hearts

Placed on a hospital cupboard about two meters from the ground, the little box glows with a brilliant blue light, beautiful in the dark. Unlike the normal incubator used in Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), the box measures approximately about 1m x 0.5m x1m (3ft x 2ft x 2ft) and weighs a little above 5 kilograms (11…