Covid-positive woman delivers healthy baby girl in Jalandhar

Covid-positive woman delivers healthy baby girl in Jalandhar

Dr Sandali Ghai Bhutani with the newborn baby at her hospital in Jalandhar.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 16

The pandemic has brought challenges in everyone’s life and amid Covid, doctors and health workers, who have been on the forefront, are the first to take risks.

Setting an example, when various private hospitals are not performing any surgery, Dr Sandali Ghai Bhutani, gynaecologist at Ghai Hospital performed a successful C-section of a Covid positive woman, who delivered a baby girl on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old woman from Jalandhar was taking her prenatal treatment from Dr Sandali. It was in her ninth month of pregnancy that she tested Covid-positive. “She had cold and fever. I immediately advised her to go for a Covid test. When the report came out to be positive, a scan was done, where it was found that the amniotic fluid was also less. So, I advised her to go to a hospital where such cases were being treated, but she insisted that she had her faith in me and that I should perform the surgery,” said the doctor.

Following a lot of discussions and taking advice from her family members. The doctor shared that the patient’s husband, father and other family members boosted her confidence and asked to go for the surgery.

The doctor said her seniors too told her about the precautions to take, and she also counselled the patient before the delivery. Not only this, the doctor also had to counsel the staff who were a little reluctant earlier but then got ready. Wearing PPE kits and taking full precautions, the team performed the C-section.

Finally, the patient delivered a healthy baby girl who also tested Covid-negative. The doctor shared that it was the first time in her practice that she had to make such a decision, and it was because of her family that she was able to take the decision.

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