Srinagar: Doctors in Keran area of north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district have successfully managed a delivery of a baby despite non-availability of gynecologist. It has come to the fore that the doctors were assisted by the gynecologist over Whatsapp call.
Block Medical Officer (BMO), Kralpora, Dr M Shafi said that on Friday, an expecting mother from Kalas Keran area with labour pain was brought to Primary Health Centre (PHC) Keran where no gynecologist is posted.
“We tried to shift the patient to Kralpora but the inclement weather didn’t allow us to do so,” he said. “Even due to continuous snowfall, we were unable to take the patient to any other hospital.”
Given the circumstances, the BMO said the gynecologist of Kralpora PHC motivated the paramedical staff at PHC Keran through a WhatsApp call and asked them to manage her delivery.
The staff was earlier a bit reluctant; however, after motivating them, they managed the delivery quite normally, he said.
Both baby and mother are fine and have been discharged, the BMO said. “This is not the first time that we have managed the emergency patients in this way and Keran being at high altitude faces such issues frequently.” (KNO)