Premature twins get new life after 38 days of intensive treatment with kangaroo method at Charusat Hospital
Premature twins were given new life after 38 days of intensive treatment by the kangaroo method
Even during the Covid-19 epidemic, premature twins were given new life after 38 days of intensive treatment by the kangaroo method at the NICU (Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit) of the Department of Pediatrics at the NABH certified renowned multi-specialty Charusat Hospital in Changa.
Two premature babies of Banu Pathan of Kapadvanj in Kheda district who weighed only 1 kg at birth were referred to the government hospital after delivery and brought to the NICU department of Charusat Hospital. They were admitted on 3/7/21 and discharged on 10/08/21.
According to specialist doctors in the pediatric department of Charusat Hospital, both the babies were born prematurely and were brought in critical condition due to low birth weight. The children had difficulty breathing due to the lungs not developing so they were kept on a ventilator and CPAP machine. After 5 days of breathing through the machine, the children started breathing normally. One child also became infected during the treatment and had only 4 percent hemoglobin in his blood. Immediately the child underwent a blood transfusion and several times the child became serious during intensive treatment of the infection.
Both babies began to gain weight through the kangaroo method and with intensive treatment the babies became normal. The children were discharged after 38 days. Staff and doctors constantly guided their parents so that both children could be cared at home. Under the PMJAY scheme the children were given complete treatment totally free of cost.
The hospital's specialist pediatricians and NICU's nursing staff have done a commendable job in reviving the premature twins.