A coronavirus-positive woman delivered healthy twins at a government hospital in Jammu on Monday.
Dr. Arun Sharma, the medical superintendent of Maternal and Child Health Hospital in Gandhinagar said, “Both the babies are COVID-19 negative and have been kept separate from the mother.” The mother and babies are fine and healthy, he stated. The baby girls were born through caesarean section.
It was the first such surgery conducted here since it was turned into a COVID-19 facility in June last year, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The 200-bed MCH Hospital in Gandhinagar has treated more than 700 COVID-19 patients till date. It was made COVID hospital and the first patient was admitted in June last year, the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, according to the latest figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday morning, India’s Covid-19 tally breached 15.3 million-mark with 259,170 fresh cases and 1761 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours. This is the sixth day in a row that the country’s daily infection caseload has crossed 200,000 mark.
Several state governments have imposed strict restrictions in the wake of rising cases. Strict restrictions include night curfews, weekend curfew, and the closure of educational institutions.
The national capital, Delhi is observing a six-day lockdown that began Monday night as Covid-19 cases have surged by nearly 600% in the last two weeks which has led to a shortage of medical supplies. The Capital is unable to meet its requirement of ICU beds and oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients.