Bandipora, May 21: Amid Covid-19 pandemic, more than a dozen pregnant ladies delivered healthy babies after rare surgeries despite expecting mothers suffering from comorbidities.
Eight patients delivered healthy babies by way of Lower Segment Cesarean Section while four patients had a normal delivery. The babies were isolated from mother soon after the delivery to protect babies from contracting the virus.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad has congratulated the team of doctors for conducting rare surgeries at the hospital. He said administration is making all efforts to augment healthcare services to ensure that the patients, especially Covid-19 affected patients are treated well.
Dr Owais said adequate measures have been taken for strengthening the system to fight the war against Covid-19 and in this regard bed capacity has been augmented at various health facilities and COVID care centers in the district besides making High Flow Oxygen Plant functional at Covid Level-III Hospital.
He said sufficient quantity of oxygen supply has been made available by commissioning a medical oxygen plant at DH Bandipora to further strengthen the oxygen support system besides having ample stock of bulk oxygen cylinders.
He said the OPD services of DH have been shifted to Old DH Complex to avoid rush at the Level-III hospital and all the sections of OPD have been made functional at the Old DH including labor room, Gynecology section, Dental Section, Pediatrics and other departments. He said the COVID positive patients including positive pregnant ladies are being treated at the COVID dedicated hospitals.
Dr Owais appreciated the medical staff for working beyond duty hours and walking extra mile in ensuring the relief to patients.