A nurse contracted Covid-19 when she was 33 weeks pregnant and has been battling the virus. The nurse is from Rachuonyo, Homa Bay County.
The lady admitted at Intensive Care Unit at Kisii Teaching Referral Hospital (KTRH) gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on Friday, July 24, despite being on oxygen support
The doctors at the referral hospital stated that their colleague underwent a normal delivery despite signing consent to deliver through cesarean section due to her condition.
Her husband who is on isolation expressed his joy after receiving the news that he was a new dad in the most unusual of circumstances.
“I went in with the doctors while dressed in personal protective equipment and I saw my baby in an incubator,” the husband said.
KTRH CEO Dr Ondari said in and interview with the stardand that the health workers who aided the nurse to give birth had to consider a number of options on the safest way to do so, while also protecting the mother and baby.
Ondafi went on to add that the baby and the mother are stable and they are constantly monitoring them
Covid-19 is a new disease to all of us and we cannot ascertain its end. The baby and the mother are stable and we are constantly monitoring them,” Ondari stated in an interview with The Standard on Tuesday, July 27.