Doctors at the Neonatal Unit of Evercare Hospital Dhaka successfully delivered and sent home one of the youngest prematurely born babies ever recorded in Bangladesh after 3 months of intensive and neonatal care, says a press release.
The unit was led by Dr Abu Sayeed Mohammad Iqbal, Senior Consultant, Pediatrics and Neonatology and Neonatal Intensivist, Coordinator, Neonatology of Evercare Hospital Dhaka.
Previously, a 590gm baby had also survived at the same Hospital which is also one of the lowest on record in Bangladesh, according to the press release.
The infant had a difficult neonatal period (first four weeks of a child's life) with a birth weight of only 750 grams.
The baby was delivered by Dr Monowara Begum, senior consultant and coordinator – Obstetrics and Gynecology of the hospital due to his mother's premature labor, very high pressure and vaginal bleeding.
Dr Iqbal said, "The Neonatal team conveys their thanks and gratitude to all supporting departments and staff; this is an achievement of teamwork and professionalism from Evercare Hospital Dhaka."
Bangladesh has shown success in reducing deaths of children below the age of five, but the number of new-borns dying in Bangladesh is still very high at 62,000 every (Unicef data), the press release stated.
Still birth rates are also alarmingly high with nearly 230 cases every day with many cases never recorded and many conditions behind such loss of life remain unknown.
Evercare Hospital Dhaka is the first and only Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospital in Bangladeshthe press release claimed, the press release claimed.
A brand-new hospital, Evercare Hospital Chattogram, is scheduled to open this year which aims to deliver the same level of global quality healthcare for Chattogram residents, the press release further said.