HIV +ve woman diagnosed with COVID-19 safely delivers baby in Odisha

Berhampur: Amidst gloomy scenario caused by COVID pandemic, here’s good news reported from a hospital in Berhampur where an HIV positive woman diagnosed with COVID-19 has safely given birth to a baby.

The newborn girl has tested negative for deadly Coronavirus and is stated to be in good condition.

According to reports, the HIV positive woman, a resident of Pattapur village in Ganjam district, was admitted to the City Hospital in Berhampur after she complained of labour pain a week ago. She underwent COVID test at the hospital before delivery and the result came out positive.

On Saturday, the woman delivered a baby girl through C-section.

Following delivery, the COVID test was conducted on the newborn and she was found negative for the deadly virus.

Expressing pleasure over safe delivery of the baby, the doctors and nurses of the City Hospital celebrated the occasion by cutting a cake on the premises of the healthcare facility.

Hospital authorities said that the condition of both mother and her baby is stable. An HIV test of the newborn will be conducted after 6 weeks.

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