Newborns are even smaller, undefended. Parents are unquiet and machines sound their beeps.
Everything happens in the Alfredo da Costa Maternity Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (MAC). In Mac, every year 6000 babies are born, about 6% of all country’s births. About 150 of newborns in MAC weight less than 1500 grams.
Meanwhile, the fate of the maternity-hospital is suspended as the portuguese economic crisis is pushing the Government to close the oldest working unit in Portugal.