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COVID-19 positive mother delivers healthy 'negative' baby in Arunachal's Naharlagun

A TRIHMS medical team led by Dr. Dhrubajyoti Sarkar (HOD) and his team carried out its first COVID-19 operating theatre case

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2020 5:58 AM GMT

Guwahati: Now, for a bit of good news. Medical professionals of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) yesterday carried out its first COVID-19 operating theatre case on an expecting mother who delivered a healthy baby who does not have a virus infection.

"TRIHMS, Naharlagun yesterday carried out its 1st COVID19 OT case on expecting mother who delivered a healthy baby boy through LSCS surgery. Antigen test for the newborn is negative. Congratulations to the medical team for carrying out the task amidst all risks", Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu wrote on Twitter, lauding the medical professional for their milestone achievement.

An TRIHMS medical team led by Dr Dhrubajyoti Sarkar (HOD) and his team comprising Dr Amita Tapir (Anesthesiologist), Dr Paya Liyak (Gynaecologist), Benjum Dulom (Nurse), Pura Aku (Nurse), Jumter Ori (OT Assistant), Vinita Singh and Lokam Yatang (Sanitary Assistant) has received adulation amid the crisis for their message of hope amid the coronavirus blight.

This example of "life" is in sharp contrast to the gloom and doom of the current times, but it does give a glimmer of hope and stands as an example of triumph over adversity. The fact that this development has been reported amid a sharp spike in Arunachal Pradesh COVID-19 cases will also serve as a beacon of hope for the people that life can indeed exist within "the new normal" of coronavirus.

India reported 38,444 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, India's Covid-19 caseload rose to over 11.9 lakh, with 7.5 lakh patients discharged so far and 4.1 lakh active cases.

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