Evercare Hospital Chattogram organized a virtual press meeting on Tuesday to share their success story of a recent challenging case of an expecting mother who was diagnosed as COVID- 19 positive just 4 days before delivery.
Family members of patient approached multiple hospitals in Chattogram but were refused because she was COVID positive with complications like gestational diabetes and bronchial asthma.
Finally, Mrs. Farjana Akter, aged 30 years was admitted in Evercare Hospital Chattogram on 1st July 2021. At the time of admission, she had severe respiratory distress & fever for last 10 days hence she was immediately put on 15-liter oxygen per minute. Patient was shifted to the dedicated and segregated COVID ward on 12th floor in the hospital. She was admitted in COVID ICU under the care of Dr. Farzana Haseen Mukti, Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynecology and COVID treatment was jointly managed by Dr. Razaul Karim (Internal Medicine), Dr. Md. Fazlee Kibria Chowdhury (Respiratory Medicine)
Under care of Neonatologist Dr. Dipika Dey, a baby girl was delivered on 1st July at 6:10 PM, weighing 2.70 KG. After delivery, baby cried immediately and no resuscitation needed, and RT-PCR done which was negative. Initially baby was on formula milk as mother was critically ill. Baby is clinically stable now and started breast feeding from yesterday. Mother is also doing well without any requirement of oxygen.
Evercare Hospital Chattogram has a separate Operation Theatre (OT), separate OT team and staff to manage COVID patients and a separate lift to transfer these patients. Since patient had scar pain, she needed emergency cesarean section which was performed by Dr. Farzana Haseen Mukti, Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Patient’s brother-in-law said, “As my sister-in-law was COVID positive, we contacted four hospitals but they refused. After coming to Evercare Hospital Chattogram, doctors, nurses and other supporting staff immediately started to provide her emergency care and performed the C-section. We are grateful to Evercare Hospital Chattogram for helping us in our hour of need.”