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AIIMS doctor and wife, who tested positive, blessed with baby boy

A view of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) building, in New Delhi. File

A view of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) building, in New Delhi. File   | Photo Credit: V. Sudershan

This is the first case of a COVID-19 positive woman delivering a child and so far there is no evidence of the virus transmission in the child.

A day after a resident doctor and his wife tested COVID-19 positive at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) here, they were blessed with a healthy baby boy on Friday.

The child, delivered through C-section at AIIMS, was doing well, said doctors at the hospital.

This is the first case of a COVID-19 positive woman delivering a child and so far there is no evidence of the virus transmission in the child.

Hospital sources noted that the isolation ward where the 29-year-old woman was admitted was converted into an operation theatre and a team of 10 doctors was deputed to deal with the case.

”Mother is positive and asymptomatic and we are collecting samples of the infant too,” said a senior AIIMS doctor.

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