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COVID-19 positive lady delivered baby at RIMS; both mother and child safe

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Aug 10:

At a time when there are allegations about doctors refusing to provide medical service to patients in need, a COVID-19 positive mother safely delivered a baby at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) gynaecology labour room early today morning. Interestingly, the pregnant lady was brought on the previous day under emergency condition with a certificate showing that she was tested COVID-19 negative from Lilong Primary Health center. However, due to RIMS SoPs the pregnant lady was tested again at RIMS with RAT and found positive.

Considering the emergency condition of the patient, gynaecologists and nurses at the hospital took extreme care for the patient by taking up extra measures to make sure that no one got contracted the virus from her, a source from RIMS said.

In a briefing sent through Whatsapp by Media Advisor RIMS, HOD, Gynaecology Dept. RIMS Dr. Ranjit Singh, said that the pregnant lady from Lilong was admitted on emergency condition.

“During this crisis time due to COVID-19 pandemic, RIMS Gynaecology department has been opened and has been providing all sort of medical treatment”, Dr. Ranjit said.

In connection with the COVID-19 positive patient who delivered a bay at the RIMS Gynae labour room, the doctor said that she was tested Covid-19 negative at Lilong Primary Health Center and admitted to RIMS on August 9. As per SOPs of RIMS she was once more tested with RAT but found positive with COVID -19.

However, there were no sign of symptoms to her but doctors and nurse took extra care to make sure that she and others are safe.

The 20 years old pregnant lady from Lilong than was taken to labour room due to its emergency nature on the following day, that is on Aug 10 and doctors and team delivered a baby.

“Both the child and the mother are safe”, Dr. Ranjit Singh said.

On consultation with pediatrician , it has been told that nothing will harm the child when breast feeding .

The mother will be shifted to COVID care center but as of now the hospital authority are trying its best for both the mother and the child.

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