Ray of hope

A pregnant woman who was tested positive on April 2 gave birth to a healthy girl at RSRM GH on Tuesday.

Published: 25th April 2020 05:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2020 05:52 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A pregnant woman who was tested positive on April 2 gave birth to a healthy girl at RSRM GH on Tuesday. Dr K Kalaivani, Medical Superintendent, RSRM Hospital said, “She was shifted for delivery on April 16 after she tested negative twice. The baby tested negative for covid

What’s going on...

  1. Madurai district recorded second casualty due to COVID-19 after a 70-year-old woman succumbed to the infection at 1 am on Friday. Sources said that the woman, a resident of West Masi Street, tested positive for the infection at Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) on April 23. The source of her infection has not been identified yet, said sources. The deceased’s son is a priest at Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple
  2. After a Health Inspector, involved in corona prevention activities, tested positive in Tiruvannamalai, a Block Health Supervisor, tested positive on Thursday. Since both were engaged in  COVID-19 prevention activities it has raised concern in Cheyyar Health Division.  “We have identified 275 contacts of the Health Inspector and the Block Health Supervisor so far,” Dr Azitha, Deputy Director of Health Services, told Express on Friday
  3. 16 frontline workers positive on Friday. A pharmacist at the Cardiology Department of the RGGGH tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. According to officials, the patient is one among the 16 front line workers affected on Friday. On 19 April, three post graduate doctors at the RGGGH were tested positive. The doctors were contact of a post graduate doctor who had tested positive on 16 April
  4. Six police personnel and a 20-year-old pregnant woman from Sirumugai have tested positive for COVID-19 in Coimbatore. The police who earlier worked at the containment zone in Podanur, joined duty after completing a seven-day quarantine period. The pregnant woman was residing in the containment zone at Sirumugai, said sources
  5. Commissioner of Police Sumit Sharan has ordered the closure of Podanur Police Station after three police personnel tested COVID-19 positive. The operations of the police station have been shifted tentatively to a private marriage hall on Vellalore road near Mahalingapuram, here, said official sources
  6. Woman police attached with Singanallur police station, helped a pregnant woman deliver a baby boy on Thursday night near Singanallur. Later, the woman and her baby was brought to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital by ambulance and admitted for post-pregnancy care. The team was appreciated by Coimbatore city police

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