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Apollo Hospitals Dhaka saves the life of 1.3pound newborn for the first time in Bangladesh

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Apollo Hospitals Dhaka has successfully managed and treated a newborn with a weight of 1.3 pounds. It is the first case in Bangladesh, in which a newborn of 1.3 pound has survived in Bangladesh. The mother of the baby had chronic hypertension which led to a superimposed pre-eclampsia in spite of taking anti-hypertensive medication. Due to less fetal movement and growth and the condition of the mother and decrease in blood circulation of the baby, a caesarian surgery was performed on the mother by Dr. Gulshan Ara, Senior Consultant and Coordinator, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka. The baby was born on the 23rd of September 2016 during 28 weeks of the pregnancy period of the mother. The early delivery of the child deprived her of complete immunity making her infection prone. Among many complications, the newborn suffered from congenital heart defect, retinal problems, urinary tract infection, anemia and milk protein allergy- disabling the child from breastfeeding. After treatment of the newborn for 95 days by Dr. Abu Sayeed Mohammad Iqbal – Coordinator & Senior Consultant – Paediatrics, the child now 3 months, currently leads a healthy life similar to any other infant of similar age. This is the first case in Bangladesh in which a newborn of this weight has survived. To discuss this case in details a press conference was organized in the auditorium of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka on the 2nd of January 2017 in which Dr. Ratnadeep Chaskar, Chief Operating Officer, Enayet Ullah Khan, Director, Business Development, Dr. Arif Mahmud, Senior General Manager, Medical Services and consultants of the hospital were present.

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