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The baby is in a stable condition

First baby born to COVID-19 positive mother

DUBAI, May 7, 2020

Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has announced the birth of the first baby born to a COVID 19 positive mother. Both the mother and baby are in stable condition.
 
The 3.18 kg baby boy was born to 25-year-old Indian mother on May 5, 2020. The mother was admitted in Al Zahra Hospital Dubai on May 2, 2020, with a positive COVID –19 diagnosis and 37 weeks pregnant. 
 
The expected date of delivery was May 19 but after only 3 days in the hospital, the baby arrived safely.
 
“The contractions started very suddenly, and it all happened very quickly. The delivery took about 10 to 15 minutes which is something we do not see very often. There were no complications and both the mother and baby are in good condition” said  Maysoon Yousef, Director of Nursing.
 
“When we first received the Covid-19 positive diagnosis, we were afraid for the health of both my wife and the baby. But thankfully with the help of the doctors and nurses at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, my son was born with no complications and my wife remains in stable condition.
 
We couldn’t be more grateful,”  said N.K, father of the baby.
 
The mother is expected to be discharged after the 3rd negative test result for Covid-19. The baby has also been tested for the virus and are now awaiting the results.
 
“We operate by the latest COVID 19 international and local guidelines when it comes to the management of our maternity patients and otherwise, to ensure their absolute safety and that of our other patients. We take strict measures to guarantee that there is no risk of cross contamination and that all our patients are in safe hands,” said Dr Ghassan Lutfi, Head of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai
 
In 2020, the hospital received two JCI accreditations for the Breast Cancer and Heart Attack centres. Some of the most sought-after services at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai include- Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Spine Surgery, Joint Replacement, Interventional Medicine, Maternity, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine and more. -- Tradearabia News Service
 



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