King Hamad Hospital opens delivery section
Manama, June 7, 2012
Bahrain's second major public hospital King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) in Muharraq has announced the opening of its delivery section.
However, only women in their ninth month of pregnancy and ready to deliver will be accepted from Sunday, when the hospital's maternity services will be open round-the-clock, said a senior official.
'This will take a lot of load off the Muharraq Maternity Hospital, which is now overloaded,' said hospital commander Major General Dr Shaikh Salman bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa.
Emergency cases from Muharraq Maternity Hospital will continue to be referred to Salmaniya Medical Complex.
The hospital's labour and delivery section has seven rooms equipped with medical facilities for pregnant women, including a continuous Cardiotocographic (CTG) machine that monitors the baby's heart rate during labour and facilities to conduct Caesarean deliveries.-TradeArabia News Service