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Imphal: In a heart-warming news amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic in Manipur, as many as 25 women who tested positive for the coronavirus during their pregnancy have successfully delivered their babies at RIMS Hospital in Imphal since April 1.

A statement issued by RIMS said that a team led by Prof M Rameshwar Singh, head of obstetrics and gynaecology, with the support of its COVID-19 team led by a professor/consultant of gynaecology, successfully helped 25 COVID-positive mothers deliver their babies since April 1.

Of the 25 women, 11 underwent C-Section while 14 had normal deliveries, the statement said.

The department is able to conduct the deliveries smoothly due to the support of the faculty members from the department of obstetrics and gynaecology and department of anesthesiology, nursing officials and paramedical staff, it added.

The RIMS management further appealed its staff and the public to follow the SOP issued by the government and COVID-appropriate behaviour amid the surge in coronavirus cases in the state.

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Earlier, the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) had urged the state government to make special arrangements for pregnant women and ensure safe delivery of babies at the hospitals or healthcare centers.

The commission had also urged the setting up of a separate centre for infected pregnant women for treatment, besides providing medical attention to those expecting mothers who can’t hold their deliveries during the lockdown.

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