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Covid+ mother battles for life after delivery, her 1st meet with newborn is so heartwarming

The doctor and infant were separated soon after the birth as the newborn was admitted to NICU while the mother, who have contracted Coronavirus, turned critical and had to be put on ventilator.

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New Delhi: Dr Arfa Sajadin, a 25-year-old doctor in West Bengal and her newborn’s recuperation from the deadly Covid-19 has come as a great morale booster for the healthcare workers, besides spreading loads of smile & joy.

The doctor and infant were separated soon after the birth as the newborn was admitted to NICU while the mother, who have contracted Coronavirus, turned critical and had to be put on ventilator.

The woman battled for her life for 10 days on the ventilator after her delivery.

On Friday, they were united for the first time. The heart-warming meet was captured by some on camera and this heartening video has gone viral on social media.

“She broke down after taking her baby for the first time in her arms. Both mother & the baby are fine & ready to go home,” said doctors at ILS hospital in Howrah, Bengal.

Mother in ICU, was shown baby via video call

While Dr Arfa Sajadin was being treated in the ICU, doctors attending to her would show her the baby via video call.

This is supposed to have hugely helped in her recovery and today they were united for the first time. The team of doctors are thrilled and overjoyed at this heartwarming union as chances of mother’s survival were slim.

“She was 37 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with Covid-19. Considering her symptoms and clinical status, she underwent a surgical procedure and delivered a baby. The baby didn’t cry at birth and hence was taken to NICU,” paediatrician and neo-natologist Abhishek Tiwari told a leading daily.

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