Bhubaneswar – AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar has given a new lease in life to a premature child who was born after 25 weeks.
According to hospital sources, the baby girl was delivered by Puri woman in the 25th week. The parents had their regular checkups with Dr Monica Gupta and Gynaecolgy at AMRI Hospitals after conceiving the baby.
The parents approached the Paediatric & Neonatology department at the hospital to save their newborn baby after the premature birth. The baby received a comprehensive treatment under Dr Janaki Pradhan, Dr Monica Gupta as well as the Neonatal ICU (NICU), team at AMRI Hospitals.
“The baby was extremely small and had all the complications of prematurity. During the treatment, there were many challenges. She was on ventilator support for a month, received three doses of surfactant and treated for patent ductus arteriosus closure. We almost lost our faith when she contracted pneumonia and sepsis. But, the baby was a fighter. Thanks to the support of our nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals, we were able solve the problems. She is now healthy and neurologically normal,” said Dr Pradhan and Dr Gupta.
“Extreme prematurity with less than 26 weeks especially with birth weight of 700 gram or less rarely survive. Internationally, there are only a few cases of this type. After a long wait and many blood transfusions, baby’s general condition improved. After 102 days, mother was able feed her daughter directly. The baby was discharged at 2 kg. She can do normal neurological activities,” said Dr Pradhan.
“AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar is the most advanced hospital in eastern India to have the state-of-the-art NICU and Paediatric ICU (PICU) facilities as well as mother and childcare unit which is dealing with critically ill premature babies,” said Nilanjana Mukherjee, vice-president and unit head, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar.