Covid+ve mothers deliver healthy babies at MCH Jammu

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The Government Maternity & Childcare Hospital at Gandhi Nagar Jammu has witnessed miracles in the form of seven successful cesarean deliveries of Covid positive mothers this month. The miracle accounts for all the babies being Covid negative. The hospital has been dedicated for Covid positive maternity cases and is gradually facing an increase in new admissions.

Medical Superintendent, Dr Arun Sharma, informed that the hospital is also the designated centre for conducting surgeries on Covid patients, requiring surgery because of other non-Covid causes. The MS assures that the hospital is well equipped with facilities, which include, 200 regular and 40 ventilator supported beds, 4 operation theatres and three oxygen generation plants of a combined capacity of more than 3000 lpm.

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Dr Arun informs that it is safe for pregnant and lactating women to get vaccinated and reminds that lactating mothers with Covid positive should not directly feed their babies.

Senior citizens, persons with comorbidities and healthcare workers are being provided walk-in facility for getting the precaution dose of Covid vaccine since January 10, and children between the ages of 15 and 18 are also being provided similar facility at the hospital.