STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Tiruchy govt hospital handles deliveries of 100 Covid positive women

MGMGH dean Dr K Vanitha, said that 22 of the deliveries were normal and 78 were C-sections.

Published: 19th August 2020 03:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2020 03:33 AM   |  A+A-

Pregnant women

For representational purposes

Express News Service

TIRUCHY: In a significant achievement amid the corona gloom, the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital successfully handled deliveries of 100 Covid positive women as of 12th August. These 100 women successfully gave birth to their babies since the virus spread in Tiruchy since early April.

MGMGH dean Dr K Vanitha, said that 22 of the deliveries were normal and 78 were C-sections. Since the virus outbreak in March, most of the deliveries are being handled at the MGMGH, which was the first designated Covid treatment centre in the district. The department of obstetrics and gynaecology has been handling far more cases than usual and separate ward was set up to handle deliveries of Covid positive women.

With many private and smaller hospitals turning away patients fearing infection, most pregnant women landed up at the MGMGH. “The doctors have been doing a commendable job. They have been carrying out deliveries successfully. Of the 100 deliveries, 2 babies tested positive. With proper care, they were cured,” said Dr Vanitha added. Further, she said that 44 babies born to positive mothers outside the GH were admitted for monitoring. Of these, one baby tested positive. All the babies were only breast-fed. Doctors said there was no treatment for affected babies than breast feed, which was a rich source of anti-bodies.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp