Mother and Child Care Centre from April to July
Three COVID positive pregnant women give birth to healthy babies
Jalandhar, August 1, 2020: With the entire health department is fighting Covid-19 crisis on a war footing, its gynecology wing is tirelessly working round the clock to ensure best care and safe treatment for pregnant women.gauged from the fact that the 100-bedded mother and child center in the Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital registered more than 1700 deliveries from April to July including 650 in lockdown, and even successfully organized safe delivery of three COVID positive pregnant women recently with the private hospitals were reluctant in admitting them, the Mother and Child Care Center not only ensured safe deliveries but also took care to save the babies from contagion.Dr. Kulwinder Kaur, head of the gynecology wing of the department said that pregnant women were at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 as compared to others. She said that pregnant women were vulnerable to infection because of the changes in their body and the immune system hence the pregnant women were had to take extra precautions just as the elderly.Dr Kulwinder added that the staff wore PPE kits and took other preventive measures during the deliveries of three of COVID positive pregnant women in the last week.
Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori lauded the services rendered by the mother and the child care center of the hospital and said that it was the sheer commitment of the health department to tackle a huge load of the work in this crisis effectively.
He said that the district administration is committed to winning the battle against the pandemic with the support of the people and the need is just to remain cautious. He said that the people must wear masks, maintain physical distancing, washing hands frequently and ensuring proper care of the elders in their families.