Monday, June 24, 2024

A 23-week-old baby girl was born at Latifah Hospital


The neonatal team at Latifah Hospital for Women and Children managed to save a 480-gram Asian woman at 23 weeks gestation, whose mother was admitted to the hospital in severe pain.

The girl suffered from multiple complications related to prematurity and risk of severe prematurity and was put on artificial respiration support for two months. Treatment under the supervision of Dr. Javed Habibullah, Pediatrician and Neonatologist at the hospital.

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Haliq, Consultant and Head of Neonatal and Prematurity Intensive Care Unit at Latifah Hospital, said, “According to the latest international protocols and clinical evidence, an integrated plan was put forward to treat all the health challenges faced by the girl child-based guidelines, which were developed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

There she was treated and discharged after 4 months weighing 1915 g in good health.

Al-Haliq added that an average of 7-10 babies suffer from severe prematurity, weighing less than 500 grams, in the hospital annually, and 90% of these cases are saved, treated and discharged. Good quality of neonatal intensive care units in the world, with very low rates of complications compared to similar cases.

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