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Cần Thơ’s doctors save two premature babies

Update: January, 04/2017 - 21:43
One of the premature babies is looked after by her mother in southern Cần Thơ Province’s Maternity Hospital. - VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Sang
Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ – Doctors at the Maternity Hospital in the southern province of Cần Thơ saved the lives of two premature babies, Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Hà, deputy head of the Newborn Department, said.

In December, a 20-year-old woman who was 27 weeks pregnant, in Cờ Đỏ District, was hospitalised following difficulties in her pregnancy.

Doctors quickly performed surgery on her and succeeded in saving the female infant, who weighed only 800g.

In the middle of the same month, another woman in her 29th week of pregnancy, in Ô Môn District was also hospitalised with serious hypertension and preeclampsia.

A male infant was born weighing 750g following surgery, the doctor said.

Although both babies had to use a machine to assist them in breathing after the surgeries, the two babies can now breathe without external support and are growing fast, Hà said.

She said premature babies often face high risk of death due to severe respiratory failure, sepsis and enteritis.

Nguyễn Hữu Dự, the hospital’s director, said the surgeries were not only a success for the hospital that was treating the premature babies, but also for the whole region of Mekong Delta. VNS





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