Connect with us

Feature

Doctors at Fortis hospital save 24-week foetus from swine flu

Published

on

Doctors, Swine flu, H1N1 virus, Mother, Foetus, Fortis hospital, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Noida, New Delhi, Health news

New Delhi: Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) managed to protect a 24-week foetus from swine flu by treating the would-be mother tested positive for H1N1 virus.

Swapnil Mishra, 30, from Noida was admitted to the hospital with fever, persistent cough and shortness of breath. When her condition worsened and blood oxygen level went extremely low, she was put on ventilator.

As Mishra’s condition continued to deteriorate, Fortis doctors opted for ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine, which acts as a heart-lung bypass. It can support and perform functions of lung and heart, separately as well as together.

With the use of ECMO her blood oxygen level started showing improvement. Since she had tested positive for H1N1 virus, we had to treat her with anti-virals like oseltamivir, said Vineeta Goyal, Senior Consultant at FEHI, in a statement on Monday.

Meanwhile, a gynaecologist too monitored her situation and the health of foetus through repeated ultrasounds. After 15 days, patient was weaned off ECMO and her foetus was alive and thriving, Goyal said.

 

Fortis doctors save swine flu patient, her foetus by treating H1N1 virus:

 

The ECMO circuit acts as an artificial heart and lung for the patient during ECMO therapy and can be used for patients of all ages.

However, ECMO also involved complications like bleeding, intrauterine foetal death and spontaneous abortion. All this was explained to the family, doctors said.

“This is the first reported case in India of a pregnant swine flu patient where both the mother and the foetus survived. It was a challenging case, fraught with complications and risks,” said Kousar Ali Shah, Zonal Director, at the hospital.

Incidente of swine flu is increasing at an alarming rate in the country. According to the Directorate General of Health Services, so far 1,196 people have been diagnosed with the disease.

H1N1, a self-limiting viral, airborne disease spread from person-to-person through large droplets generated by coughing and sneezing, indirect contact by touching a contaminated object or surface like phone, computer, door handle, door bell, pens, toys, and close contact (including handshaking, hugging and kissing).

 

Feature

1 year old chef created storm in Instagram, WATCH VIDEO

Published

on

By

“Kobe Eats” debuted on Instagram at the end of February, and the account had just about 200 followers till April 15, said the report. And then the word spread fast. And so the rise of the baby chef”s followers.

he handle, “Kobe Eats”, is, of course, managed by the parents of the toddler, who is all of 1-year-old.

PHOTO-GOOGLE

“Chef Kobe” likes “to cook, eat & explore in the kitchen,” reads his bio.

The videos offer tutorials for all types of recipes from butter chicken and naan to mac and cheese.

 

“I made butter chicken and naan with my mom! She helped a lot with this one because there was lots of work to be done on the stove.. I made a few mistakes but that”s okay, it was a lot of fun to make this!!! I especially loved the part where I ate naan. A lot of it. I love naan,” read the caption of a video posted three days ago.

PHOTO-GOOGLE

Viewed by lakhs of people, the video garnered over 6,700 comments.

“I hope he never tastes himself because he is too cute and like a candy,” wrote one follower.

Another follower asked the baby chef if he could make some Indonessian food.

Mobile phones ban inside Covid hospitals – Yogi govt

 

 

Continue Reading

Trending