2000+ Safe Deliveries Handled At Gleneagles Global Health City In The Last 18 Months Of Pandemic
Chennai, 21st October, 2021: Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC), a leading multi-specialty center in Chennai, successfully performed 2000+ safe deliveries during the last 1.5 years of the pandemic while maintaining a very low infection rate. Dr. Padmapriya Vivek, Head of Department – Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai along with her team of doctors have performed all the 2000+ safe deliveries adhering to all the infection control protocols.
Ms. Anila*, had tested positive on 27th April 2021 and was admitted in the COVID ward while she was 34 weeks pregnant. She and her baby were keeping well till the 9th day of admission under constant observation. On the 9th day of being admitted at the COVID ward, she developed sudden leakage of amniotic fluid and decrease in fetal movements. She was rushed in for an emergency cesarean section where doctors from various departments had rushed in to save the life of the mother and baby. The doctors delivered a healthy, COVID negative girl baby weighing 2.68 kgs to a COVID positive mother. This was one such case out of the 400 COVID positive mothers treated.
Elaborating about the case, by Dr. Padmapriya Vivek, Head of Department – Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, said, “Handling and treating COVID positive mothers who are likely to deliver premature babies is a new and varied learning for us during the pandemic. Ms. Anila*, had shown sheer grit during her COVID journey. We had seen a sudden rise of COVID positive mothers during the second wave of 2020. While battling the pandemic, it was extremely crucial for us to ensure that the newborn babies are delivered in a safe atmosphere and also to prevent patient to patient transmission of the infection. Out of the 2000 plus pandemic deliveries, we have handled more than 400 COVID positive mothers and delivered them safely, where both the mother and babies went home fine.
She also added that there were separate labor wards, observation rooms and operation theatres in place for all COVID and non-COVID deliveries. Many Complicated and high risk pregnancies were handled during pandemic including twins/IVF pregnancies, diabetes and hypertension in pregnancies, pre-term deliveries and ectopic pregnancies. We have seen an increase in the ectopic pregnancies and growth restricted babies in COVID positive mothers.
Speaking about the milestone, Dr. Alok Khullar, CEO – Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said, “It is a commendable task performed by our doctors to deliver 2000+ healthy babies in the middle of a pandemic. It is even more crucial to note that more than 1400 of these deliveries were normal deliveries. Our team of infection control experts have ensured that the hospital has maintained a very low infection rate while adhering to all Covid safety protocols. This was all made possible because of the expertise & efforts of the team along with the world-class infrastructure available at the hospital.”
*Name changed to maintain anonymity
About Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai:
Gleneagles Global Health City at Perumbakkam, Chennai is one of India’s most renowned multi-organ transplant centre. It’s also one of the top tertiary care multi-speciality hospitals in the city with path-breaking Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung and Kidney procedures to its credit and legacy. The NABH, NABL and NABB accredited hospital operates 200+ beds. A modern CathLab, 13 operation theatres, advanced imaging services (Trubeam STX, Slice PET CT and Tesla MRI) offer cutting edge emergency and critical care management following internationally approved clinical protocols.
Over 10 years of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital by all major corporates in the city. The hospital is an international medical destination for thousands of patients in India, Middle East, Africa and SAARC nations. The hospital also offers VideoConsult services to its patients in India and abroad.
Gleneagles Global Health City is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care. More information on Gleneagles Global Health City can be found at hospital website.
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