This uplifting news come to us from Navi Mumbai, India.
The lockdown period is definitely not easy for anyone but the pregnant ladies are all the more worried. Although police teams around the nation have come forward to help the pregnant ladies by shifting them to hospitals during labour but lack of medical experts, and hospitals is also an issue for just born babies.
A baby boy born on April 7th at Dr. Vaje Nursing Home started having breathing issues right after taking birth at around 7:30 in the morning. The baby weighing 2.9 kg also had cyanosis, a medical condition wherein the skin appears to be grey and pale blue. The doctors involved in the delivery process opined that the child needs to be immediately shifted to newborns intensive care unit (NICU).
The mother was also fighting for her life as she had some complications and she had delivered 10 days before her actual due date. It was a c-section birth and the mother also has diabetes. Aged 32, the brave mom is a schoolteacher.
Anandi Maternity & Child Hospital which is housed 1.5 kms away from this hospital has NICU and Dr. Chandrakant Vaje who was leading this delivery contacted Dr. Chandorkar of Anandi Hospital. Dr. Chandorkar reached Vaje Nursing home, but, on his bike. There was no ambulance and since the child had little time left, his aunt (also a nurse at a Government health unit) wrapped her arms around the child and sat behind the doctor on his bike.
Dr. Chandorkar drove Supriya the nurse and the just born child to Anandi hospital where he was treated and thus saved.
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