Uwe Pretty Roy Barman
Mumbai, January 13th: Doctors at Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy (JJ) Hospital in Mumbai have performed 192 successful deliveries of women with COVID-19 amid the pandemic.
None of the patients or newborns died and were all stable
“We decided to create a temporary ward for such women where they can be looked after,” said the head of the obstetrics and gynecology department at the hospital.
Most of the time, patients arrive at the hospital in the last stage of labor. Therefore, by the time their reports came out, they had delivered the baby naturally or via a C-section.
Dr Kataki said they feel proud to help pregnant women who were rejected by most hospitals in the city for fear of becoming infected.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, many hospitals have closed maternity wards, indicating that pregnant women will become infected as they all move from column to column to enter. Most of the time, pregnant women were referred to JJ Hospital in the final stage of childbirth, after which we decided to create a temporary ward for these women where they could be taken care of. ”
The doctor said, “We had no choice but to save the lives of mother and child by taking pre-custom and risk.”
All patients were transferred to Cama Albless or St George Hospitals after birth.