Arunachal: Doctors successfully perform surgery on COVID-positive pregnant woman; both mother & child healthy
A team of doctors from Bakin Pertin General Hospital, Pasighat successfully performed a surgery on a COVID-19 positive patient, a pregnant woman, at Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH), North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicines (NEIFM) here on Friday.
The first-ever surgery on a COVID-19 patient in the Arunachal Pradesh was performed on Friday at Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH), North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicines by a team of doctors, nursing officers and supporting staff from Bakin Pertin General Hospital, Pasighat.
The positive patient, a pregnant woman, requiring surgical intervention, was successfully operated by the team and consequently blessed with a healthy baby girl.
The team was led by Gynecologist, Dr Binpi Karlo and supported by Anesthesiologist, Dr Yamini Taloh, Pediatrician, Dr Gagam Dai Senior, nursing officers - Marshal Panyangs and Otam Taloh and OT boy, Jeeten.
“It was a tough procedure with suffocation and poor visibility (as the medical staff were) wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)”, said the operating doctor.
District Medical Officer, Dr Kaling Dai said, “I congratulate the team from the core of my heart for saving the lives of the mother and a child by risking their own lives in a pandemic situation. Their guts and grit set a benchmark for all service providers and re-ignited the true spirit of serving the people in need."