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17 positive women give birth at Amritsar's GMC

17 positive women give birth at Amritsar's GMC

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 6

Sharing good news amid the pandemic, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Himanshu Aggarwal on Thursday said 17 pregnant Covid-19 women had given birth to healthy babies at Guru Nanak Dev Medical College and Hospital.

Aggarwal visited the hospital on Thursday to take stock of security and safety arrangements and chaired a meeting of officials of the Department of Medical Education and Research. He said the newborns were kept under intense observation of the staff to ensure that they do not contract the infection.

“To ensure the safety of pregnant women, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has also imparted special training to gynaecologists to conduct telemedicine counselling of pregnant women. Besides, separate labor rooms have been set up at all district hospitals for Covid- 19 positive pregnant women,” he said.

The Covid guidelines have made Covid-19 testing mandatory during the third trimester of pregnancy. Under this, 12,479 pregnant women were tested for Covid-19 in the state from April to June, of whom 118 tested positive. ADC Aggarwal said the administration was working to provide best health facilities to pregnant women. “Maternal and child health care services at the hospital were running smoothly and our health staff are providing best birth and ante-natal facilities to the pregnant women,” he said.

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