SRINAGAR: The women exclusive Kashmir hospital, the Lal Ded is getting 80 to 100 new admissions on daily basis. It is the non-Covid19 gynaecological facility that takes care of more than 700 admissions.
“We are receiving eighty to one hundred patients on a daily basis even during the prevailing pandemic,” Gynaecologist, Dr Syed Masooma Rizvi told DIPR.
“Pregnant women must adopt a proper strategy to keep themselves safe from infection. Even if a pregnant woman catches a virus, she need not fear”, she said, insisting that out of all the infected pregnant ladies, 80 per cent of pregnant women were asymptomatic while 18 per cent developed mild symptoms.
She further added that only 2 per cent of pregnant ladies were severely affected after catching an infection who needed hospitalization for treatment.
“We have examined and treated almost six hundred such patients during the outbreak of pandemic”, Dr Rizvi stated. “If a Covid positive pregnant woman reaches our hospital in advance, she is referred to Covid hospital depending on the intensity of infection.”
Regarding vaccination for pregnant ladies, she said that the Government of India has not given permission for such women till now. The recommendation is very strong for vaccination, once the Government gives formal permission, then they can go for it, she added.