First Caesarian Surgery on Covid-positive Mother performed at MCH Gandhinagar


Jammu: The First COVID positive mother was today operated and Caesarian done to deliver 2 healthy twin female babies at MCH COVID Hospital Gandhinagar of Government medical college Jammu.
Earlier, as per the Hospital Management, on the directions of Financial Commissioner Health Atul Duloo and under the guidance of Principal & Dean GMC & Associated Hospitals Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan Sharma, 16th April 2021 trial of major surgeries were done on non covid patients at MCH COVID Hospital Gandhinagar Govt medical college jammu, to see whether the theaters of MCH are prepared to take COVID Positive patients to be operated for in the hospital.
The surgery was performed by team of doctors from SMGS & GMC Jammu including Dr Huma (Registrar Gy & obstet), Dr Megha (Registrar Anaes), Dr Monika jutshi(PG) and Dr Kartik (pg paediatrics) and technicians and team from MCH Gandhinagar.
As informed by Medical Superintendent, MCH Gandhinagar, Dr Arun Sharma, post operative mother and babies are good and healthy. Both the babies are COVID Negative and have been kept separate from the mother.
The MCH Hospital Gandhinagar was made COVID Hospital and the first patient was admitted in June 2020 and till date over 700 patients have been admitted, treated and discharged.
Sufficient machinery and equipments have been provided by MD Dr Yash Paul Sharma, JKMSCL J&K.
The JKMSCL J&K provided ventilators, monitors, autoclaves, theater tables, Theatre lights, defibrillators, cauterys, laboratory equipment, blood storage equipment, beds for ICU and general wards and all other equipments required for the hospital.
For the last few months, under the leadership of Dr Shashi Sudan Sharma Principal & Dean GMC & AH’s Jammu, the Government Medical College administration has worked tirelessly to make MCH fully functional.
Multiple rounds of meetings were held wherein Medical Superintendent, SMGS, Medical Superintendent, MCH Gandhinagar, Head Of Departments of Anaesthesia, Gynae & Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Surgery, Orthopedics, ENT, Medicine etc along with Executive Engineers of PWD, Electrical and Mechanical, under the chairmanship of Dr Shashi Sudan Sharma Principal & Dean GMC & AH’s Jammu, took numerous initiatives to make the hospital fully functional.
It is pertinent to mention that from 17.04.2021 onwards all Covid positive patients from surgical specialties like Surgery, Orthopedics, Gynae, ENT, Eye etc are being operated at MCH.
The MCH is 200 bedded-Hospital with oxygen pipeline and manifold backup available for all the beds. It has 4 state- of- the -art OTsMCH, Gandhi Nagar is a Covid Hospital where all Covid positive patients from all surgical specialties requiring surgeries shall be operated henceforth. The concerned HODs have been asked to prepare roasters of staff for posting in Covid hospital by rotation as per Covid-19 SOP’s/ guidelines.