Imphal: In what could be termed as a breakthrough in the history of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal, four COVID-19 Caesarean (C-section) births, including two critical cases, were successfully performed in a span of 12 hours on Monday.

According to a press statement issued on Tuesday, earlier, two cases of Caesarean Section (one had dense adhesion), one breech in labour and one fetal distress (this case had atonic PPH) were also done at the beginning of a weeklong duty at RIMS.

Senior resident Dr Manjushree, Dr Pavithra and Dr Florence and Dr Dhivya Bharathi, a final year PG student of obstetrics and gynaecology department, along with a team of doctors — Dr Magdaline, Dr V Vasantharajan and Dr Brati Mukhopadhyay from anaesthesiology department — were involved in the Caesarean section, RIMS stated. They managed COVID-19 OT as well as COVID-19 ICU, it stated.

Dr Nafisa of the paediatric department was also involved in resuscitating the newborn baby in distress and bringing it back to life, it further said.

The major contribution of operation theatre staff nurses, Zillah, Manglembi, Geetarani, Bimola, Monorama and Ambika, OT assistant, Munal, OT attendants, CRED staffs and the ambulance drivers all have made marathon caesarean operations easier, it added.

Earlier, RIMS had also announced that as many as 25 women who tested positive for COVID-19 during their pregnancy had successfully delivered their babies at the hospital since April 1.

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

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