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During the first wave, as many as 198 COVID-19 infected women gave birth to babies

Highlights
  • COVID patients delivered babies at Agartala Government Medical College
  • The newborn babies were not infected by the virus: Dr Jayanta Ray, AGMC
  • AGMC is one of the designated unit for the COVID-infected expectant mothers

Agartala: At least 225 COVID-19 positive pregnant women have delivered healthy babies at the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) here during the two waves of the coronavirus and the newborns were not found to be infected with the virus post-delivery, an official said. During the first wave, as many as 198 COVID-19 infected women gave birth to babies, of which 60 were caesarean cases. The figure stood at 27 during the second wave, said Dr Jayanta Ray, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of AGMC.

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At least 225 corona infected pregnant women delivered healthy babies and the newborn babies were not infected by the virus due to utmost care taken by the doctors and the healthcare staff. It was a big challenge to the doctors to bring smiles to the infected mothers, said Dr Ray.

“A pregnant mother needs the best care, which was quite a challenging task during the pandemic. But, our doctors and other healthcare staff did their best to ensure the safety of both the mothers and the newborns with the highest standard of hygiene,” he said.

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Dr Ray said that some doctors and healthcare staff handling such cases were infected by the virus, but they ensured the safety of the children from infection.

Shortage of skilled manpower and lack of infrastructures are common issues in any small state. But, the way the Paediatrics and Gynaecology section of the AGMC managed the situation and conducted successful deliveries, even in case of critical cases, has set an example, he said.

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Dr Sanjib Debbarma, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, pointed out that the AGMC and GBP hospital was the only designated unit for the COVID-infected expectant mothers during the first wave.

In the first wave, the workload on the AGMC and GBP hospital was high as compared to the second wave of the virus since it was the only designated unit for giving care to the Covid-infected expectant mothers. However, we managed things smoothly to ensure the safety of both the mother and the infants, the Medical Superintendent said.

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World

17,16,71,334Cases

5,87,21,214Active

10,92,58,973Recovered

36,91,147Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,16,71,334 and 36,91,147 have died; 5,87,21,214 are active cases and 10,92,58,973 have recovered as on June 3, 2021 at 3:51 am.

India

2,84,41,986 1,34,154Cases

17,13,41380,232Active

2,63,90,584 2,11,499Recovered

3,37,989 2,887Deaths

In India, there are 2,84,41,986 confirmed cases including 3,37,989 deaths. The number of active cases is 17,13,413 and 2,63,90,584 have recovered as on June 3, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

57,76,184 15,169

2,18,844 14,654

54,60,589 29,270

96,751 553

Karnataka

26,35,122 16,387

2,93,045 5,275

23,12,060 21,199

30,017 463

Kerala

25,66,000 19,661

1,92,568 10,260

23,64,210 29,708

9,222 213

Tamil Nadu

21,48,346 25,317

2,88,702 7,429

18,34,439 32,263

25,205 483

Andhra Pradesh

17,17,156 12,768

1,43,795 2,942

15,62,229 15,612

11,132 98

Uttar Pradesh

16,93,992 1,283

28,694 3,771

16,44,511 4,939

20,787 115

Delhi

14,27,439 576

9,364 814

13,93,673 1,287

24,402 103

West Bengal

13,94,724 8,923

70,015 8,598

13,08,896 17,386

15,813 135

Chhattisgarh

9,75,141 1,792

31,635 1,492

9,30,389 3,244

13,117 40

Rajasthan

9,42,236 1,276

32,650 4,827

9,01,071 6,038

8,515 65

Gujarat

8,12,063 1,333

26,232 2,783

7,75,958 4,098

9,873 18

Odisha

7,82,131 8,399

76,679 2,235

7,02,621 10,594

2,831 40

Madhya Pradesh

7,82,099 991

17,136 3,167

7,56,806 4,113

8,157 45

Haryana

7,59,039 1,171

14,668 1,612

7,35,910 2,705

8,461 78

Bihar

7,09,093 1,158

12,591 1,660

6,91,234 2,772

5,268 46

Telangana

5,83,228 2,384

33,379 125

5,46,536 2,242

3,313 17

Punjab

5,71,970 2,214

31,133 2,311

5,26,089 4,426

14,748 99

Assam

4,20,076 4,178

52,408 272

3,64,191 4,389

3,477 61

Jharkhand

3,38,915 532

7,307 751

3,26,597 1,272

5,011 11

Uttarakhand

3,31,478 1,003

25,366 1,850

2,99,577 2,815

6,535 38

Jammu And Kashmir

2,94,078 1,718

31,579 1,697

2,58,536 3,391

3,963 24

Himachal Pradesh

1,92,142 891

11,975 432

1,76,957 1,294

3,210 29

Goa

1,57,275 706

10,840 1,027

1,43,742 1,711

2,693 22

Puducherry

1,06,299 867

10,166 543

94,566 1,393

1,567 17

Chandigarh

60,288 134

1,251 230

58,276 361

761 3

Tripura

53,222 677

6,458 210

46,230 458

534 9

Manipur

52,278 729

9,035 93

42,404 622

839 14

Meghalaya

36,597 532

6,403 203

29,578 711

616 24

Arunachal Pradesh

28,018 376

3,817 45

24,083 329

118 2

Nagaland

22,072 218

4,832 107

16,841 97

399 14

Ladakh

18,841 91

1,531 50

17,119 140

191 1

Sikkim

15,876 250

4,103 111

11,513 136

260 3

Mizoram

12,859 225

3,320 77

9,494 147

45 1

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,331 31

282 3

10,045 34

4

Lakshadweep

8,335 169

1,467 100

6,833 267

35 2

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,043 25

143 12

6,781 36

119 1





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