A 27-year-old woman, in a COVID-19 quarantine centre in Manipur after her return from Goa, gave birth to a baby boy.
The woman and her husband have been lodged in the institutional quarantine centre set up at Emmanuel School, Haipi in Kangpokpi district since their return. The baby boy was born on the Pentecost Day May 31st, 2020, at the Emmanuel School. The parents decided to name the child Emmanuel Quarantino.
The mother, Anjali Hmangte, gave birth to the baby soon after she bid her last farewell to her father who passed away at Kangpokpi district headquarters.
The couple reached the district headquarter on May 27th, from Goa via Jiribam in a Shramik Special Train. “They were kept under surveillance in a single room at the quarantine centre,” Dr Paotinlal Haokip, Kangpokpi district hospital superintendent (in-charge), said.
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He further added that swab samples for COVID-19 test was collected from the mother on May 30th, 2020, and sent to the JNIMS, Imphal laboratory and results are awaited. There was a complaint of abdominal pain with leaking at around 7 am, and the medical team led by Dr. Thangboi and Dr. Pilhing immediately swung into action. They took all precautions including wearing the necessary PPEs.
Dr Haokip has informed that the baby boy weighing 3.2 Kg. was delivered successfully without any complications at around 9:45 am following the brave efforts of the medical officers as well as the strong mother. The baby boy is healthy and his mother has no immediate maternal complication or PPH, he added.
He further informed that there are a few more pregnant women under surveillance at other Institutional Quarantine Centres in the district.
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