Babies Galore! A Record of 800 deliveries at Lady Goschen Hospital in October
Mangaluru: The Government Lady Goschen Hospital, which was witnessing an average of 400-450 deliveries a month, has created a record of its own in October 2020. While the 167-year-old government hospital crossed 800 deliveries in October, its Covid Maternity Block was successful in admitting and providing treatment to an average of four to five pregnant women who had Covid-19, every day.
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Dr Durgaprasad M R, the Hospital Medical Superintendent speaking to the media said, “This is the first time that the hospital has crossed a significant milestone in its service. Our hospital is working in coordination with KMC Hospital. At present, we have 32 gynaecologists working in four units of the hospital. Our hospital is a referral and tertiary centre, for patients from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Shivamogga, Hassan, Kodagu as well as Kasaragod and Kannur districts of Kerala. We have all the modern facilities required to handle any complicated situation. We never refer cases to other centres, since we have all the equipment here. People too have trust in the services provided at the hospital,”.
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“The spread of Covid-19 is also a reason for the sudden increase in the number of deliveries in the government hospital. Earlier, our Maternity Section was functioning in the Covid block of Wenlock Hospital. We opened an exclusive Covid Maternity Block on September 13. We have reserved 23 beds exclusively for pregnant women who test positive for Covid-19 in our Covid Maternity Block. We have been receiving an average of 4-5 cases of pregnant women with Covid every day. Recently, the number has come down, but we still get one or two Covid cases every day. We never mix up the treatment of pregnant women who have Covid-19 with others. We have separate delivery rooms and operation theatres for pregnant women who have Covid-19,” added Dr Durgaprasad.