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“25 COVID-19 positive women delivered babies at RIMS since April 1, 2021”

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, May 30:

A media release from the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) has said that a total of 25 pregnant women who have been tested with Covid-19 positive have been successfully delivered since April 1 this year, at a time when the 2nd wave of Covid-19 pandemic is on a high rise.  

The babies were delivered by a team led by Prof. M. Rameshwar Singh, Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department, RIMS, Imphal with the support of its COVID team led by a Professor/Consultant of Gynaecology, the statement said and added that the department conducted C-section on 11 women, while 14 pregnant women had vaginal deliveries. The department is able to conduct the deliveries smoothly due to the support of the faculty members from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Department of Anesthesiology, Nursing officials and paramedical staff. 

Meanwhile, the Biosafety Cabinet at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) VRDL, which remain defunct for some time due to technical defect is now functional after servicing/repairing.

There are two Biosaftely cabinet at RIMS among them one has not been working properly for around a year, source said.

A statement from the RIMS said that in addition to the earlier a new Biosafety Cabinet has also been installed there.

“As we are dealing with very contagious virus, it is of utmost importance for our VRDL staff to work under Biosafety Cabinets while handling/processing all the samples. We would like to state that our VRDL team has been working relentlessly with no Sundays no holidays since the onset of the pandemic (March 2020), assisting the State in containment of the deadly virus. Till now we have done 1,17,955 RT-PCR test”, the RIMS statement said and added that the VRDL section have resumed work again from May 29, 2021.

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