This Doctor Worked For Over 90 Hrs To Safely Deliver 17 Babies During The Chennai Floods

Among many tales of humanity emerging from rain-battered Chennai is a story of a city-based woman doctor who worked for 96 hours at a stretch to help deliver 17 babies.

Dr Padma Priya camped at Apollo Speciality Hospital at OMR since last Friday to facilitate healthy delivery of 13 babies.  “Overall, 17 healthy babies were delivered here during the rain,” Padma Priya told Deccan Herald.

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Along with her, the entire contingent of surgeons and technicians including consultant gynecologists, pediatricians, cardiac and other speciality surgeons at the hospital decided to stay at the campus and worked round the clock to ensure quality medical care was provided to the patients, especially newborns and their mothers received the best possible care.

“Despite financial problems owing to dysfunctional ATMs, expecting  mothers and patients were given a warm welcome at the hospital and ambulances were deployed to bring in patients with emergency cases,” she said.

“Doctors are Gods,” well said.

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