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Vietnam doctors deliver country's fourth baby born to COVID-19 patients

Vietnam doctors deliver country's fourth baby born to COVID-19 patients

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:42 GMT+7
Vietnam doctors deliver country's fourth baby born to COVID-19 patients
This baby was born to a woman being treated for COVID-19 at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, June 9, 2021. Photo: Thanh Dang / Tuoi Tre

Medical staff at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on Wednesday successfully delivered a baby whose mother is currently being treated for COVID-19 at the hospital.

The baby was born to H.T.K.T., 20, from Bac Giang, who was registered as COVID-19 patient No. 3,961 and was admitted to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on May 17 at 35 weeks pregnant.

T. went into labor on Wednesday morning during her 38th week of pregnancy, and was supported by a team of one obstetrician and two nurses.

The newborn, weighing 2.2 kilograms, and the mother were both delcared in stable conditions following the delivery. 

The mother was transferred to the hepatitis department to continue treatment for COVID-19 while the baby has been in the care of two pediatric nurses in a separate area to avoid infection from the mother.

This is the fourth baby born to a coronavirus patient in Vietnam so far.

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