Eight COVID-19 infected expecting mothers deliver safely in Chitwan
September 13, 2020 04:02 PM NPT
CHITWAN, Sept 13: The Bharatpur Hospital in Chitwan district saw safe delivery of eight expecting mothers infected with COVID-19.
Two among the eight new mothers were receiving treatment at the isolation facility at the hospital while the six others were undergoing treatment at the isolation facility at the local level following their safe delivery.
The hospital’s senior consultant and gynecologist Dr Ramprasad Sapkota shared that the infected expecting mothers were kept separately at the hospital as they had tested positive for coronavirus. Surgeries on them were performed in separate rooms.
The path used by the infected ones has been sealed off for others to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 to others, according to Dr Sapkota. Ventilators have been kept in place for the new born babies in case of emergency.
Among the eight expecting mothers, three deliveries were normal while five were carried out through the cesarean section.
The new mothers are from various districts such as Nawalparashi, Chitwan, Gorkha, Saptari and Makawanpur.
The hospital has been observing precautions against the deadly infection to render delivery and other services.
The hospital sees over 13,000 delivery cases annually on average. The delivery service is offered free of cost at the hospital which has an advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for premature and sick newborn babies.