Tripura hospital sees 225 Covid positive women giving birth to healthy babies
| Thursday | 3rd June, 2021
At least 225 pregnant women infected with Covid-19 gave birth to healthy babies at the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) during both the waves of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country
At least 225 pregnant women infected with Covid-19 gave birth to healthy babies at the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) during both the waves of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. An official said that not even one of the newborns were found infected with Covid-19 post-birth.
Dr. Jayanta Rai, Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in AGMC said that during the first wave of coronavirus in the country, 198 women suffering from Covid-19 gave birth here. Out of these, 60 women were delivered by operation. In the second wave, 27 infected women were delivered here.
At least 225 corona infected pregnant women delivered healthy babies and the newborn babies were not infected by the virus due to utmost care taken by the doctors and the healthcare staff. It was a big challenge to the doctors to bring smiles to the infected mothers", said Dr Jayanta Ray.
A pregnant mother needs the best care, which was quite a challenging task during the pandemic. But, our doctors and other healthcare staff did their best to ensure the safety of both the mothers and the newborns with the highest standard of hygiene," he said.
Shortage of skilled manpower and lack of infrastructures are common issues in any small state. But, the way the Paediatrics and Gynaecology section of the AGMC managed the situation and conducted successful deliveries, even in case of critical cases, has set an example," he said.
Dr Sanjib Debbarma, Medical Superintendent of the hospital said that during the first wave, only AGMC and GBP hospitals were designated hospitals for the delivery of Covid infected women. He said, “There was more pressure on AGMC and GBP Hospital during the first wave as compared to the second wave, as these were the only hospitals for the delivery of infected women. However, we took the best care of the mothers and the children.”
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