Siddipet: It was a day for express deliveries at Maternity and Child Care Hospital as within 24 hours, beginning Monday 9 am, the lone obstetrician and gynecologist at the hospital, assisted by nursing staff, delivered 33 babies.
All the newborn as well as mothers are in good health. Of the 33 babies born in what was likely one of the busiest days at the hospital, 17 were born through normal delivery while the rest needed assistance in the form of C-section.
Dr Aruna Naidu, the doctor on one of her periodic 24-hour shifts, said it was one of the busiest days she experienced and at times, there were up to four mothers-to-be who needed simultaneous attention. “This could not have been possible but for the dedication and assistance from the nurses, who were on duty in teams of three on eight-hour shifts,” she said.
Despite the long shift that she completed without sleep, Dr Naidu told Telangana Today that the entire hospital staff was up to the task. “We wanted to send a message to everyone that this government hospital is equipped to provide best health services to pregnant women. In fact, we have better facilities and qualified staff than most private and corporate hospitals,” she said.
Since Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, in whose constituency the hospital is located, was stressing on the importance of performing normal deliveries, the doctor said they were working to increase normal deliveries by encouraging women to take better care of themselves.
With the introduction of KCR Kits for new mothers and babies, government hospitals in Telangana were witnessing increase in number of women coming for pre-natal care, deliveries and post-natal care. Dr Naidu joined the hospital in Siddipet last month.