COVID-19 Outbreak: Breastmilk, Hygiene Help Three-Month-Old Baby Recover In UP’s Gorakhpur Without Any Medications

COVID-19 Outbreak: Breastmilk, Hygiene Help Three-Month-Old Baby Recover In UP’s Gorakhpur Without Any Medications

According to hospital administration, a 3-month-old boy, who had tested positive for coronavirus overcame the disease through boosting self-immunity via his mother’s milk only
COVID-19 Outbreak: Breastmilk, Hygiene Help Three-Month-Old Baby Recover In UP's Gorakhpur Without Any MedicationsBreastmilk and focus on hygiene helps a 3-month-old in Uttar Pradesh to recover from COVID19, officials and doctors give the baby a standing ovation on full recovery
Highlights
  • A three-month-old baby boy has recovered from COVID-19 in UP
  • Doctors boosted the baby's immunity by feeding him only breastmilk
  • The baby recovered completely in 14 days

New Delhi: A three-month-old baby boy has recently recovered from COVID-19 and has been discharged from Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP). The baby was brought to the hospital on April 12 and was discharged on Sunday (April 26). According to Dr Ganesh Kumar, Principal, BRD Medical College, the baby who is from the district Basti, got recovered with the help of a dedicated team of hospital staff and the hardwork of his mother without using medicines.

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Giving the details about the case, Dr. Kumar said that the baby got the infection from a relative, a 25-year-old-man, who had travelled from Mumbai last month was tested positive and later succumbed to the disease in early April. When the contacts of this man were traced and tested for SARS-CoV-2, the baby, his two maternal aunts were found to be positive while the rest of the family was found negative. The aunts are receiving treatment at a government hospital in Basti but the baby was taken to Gorakhpur.

Dr. Kumar said that when the baby arrived at BRD Hospital from Basti, he and his mother were tested twice for COVID-19 as a protocol. The result indicated that the mother was safe but the baby was confirmed positive. The baby had no serious complications when he arrived except for some fever, he said. Explaining about the approach that was taken during the treatment of the baby, Dr. Kumar said,

The baby had a fever for which we initially gave a paracetamol medicine and decided to boost baby’s self-immunity by feeding only breastmilk to him while giving utmost attention to hygiene and sanitation for both mother and baby. The infant recovered without any medication due to self-immunity.

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He further said that the baby and the mother were put in the same ward so that they do not feel any psychological pain of being away from each other. Therefore the major challenge for the doctors was not only to cure the baby but also to make sure that the infection does not get transmitted to the mother. Dr. Kumar asserted,

The mother was taking care of the baby in an isolation ward and she followed instructions like wearing masks and gloves while breastfeeding the baby and cleaning him. A dedicated team of nurses and cleaning staff was deployed for them as their role was much more than that of a doctor, considering the approach that we were taking. But we had made sure that one doctor examines the baby daily.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the nursing mother should follow the following tips while feeding their babies:

– Practice respiratory hygiene, including during feeding
– Use a medical mask when near your child
– Wash hands thoroughly with soap or sanitizer before and after contact with your child
– Routinely clean and disinfect any surfaces you touch

After 14 days, the tests conducted on both the mother and the baby on April 25 and April 26 respectively came negative. The mother has been advised to undertake certain precautions back at home, Dr. Kumar said.

According to Dr. Kumar BRD Hospital, which is currently treating one elderly COVID-19 patient, is the only COVID-19 hospital in the district. It has 200 beds reserved from COVID-19 patients out of the total bed of over 500. The hospital has 40 ICU (Intensive Care Unit) beds, has 20 ventilators and more than 160 healthcare staff including doctors, nurses, ward boys and cleaning staff.

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While talking about the need of referring the baby to BRD hospital, Gorakhpur instead of treating the baby in Basti itself Chief Medical Officer of Basti District, Dr. Jawahar Lal Maurya Kushwala said,

There are guidelines that children below the age of 5 and senior citizens above the age of 60 can be treated at a high-level hospital that has advanced facilities and specialised staff. That is why the baby was sent to the nearby district Gorakhpur.

Currently, in Basti, there are nine COVID-19 patients and 14 have recovered. There are two government hospitals that are treating COVID-19 patients in Basti, said Dr. Kushwala. DH Opec Hospital Kaily, a medical college has 162 beds and two ventilators and CHC Munderwa Hospital- a Community Healthcare Centre has 30 beds and no ventilator available. There are currently 281 shelter homes in Basti in which more than 19,600 people have been quarantined.

COVID-19 Outbreak In Uttar Pradesh

The total number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday was 2,766 with 121 fresh cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the state stands at 50, while 802 patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals. The count of active cases in the state is 1,914. Five worst-hit districts with a maximum number of cases are Agra with 533 cases, Kanpur with 213 cases, Lucknow with 213 cases, Saharanpur with 190 cases and Gautam Budhha Nagar with 141 cases. The state has 198 COVID-19 hospitals including 135 government and 63 private hospitals.

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World

11,37,66,047Cases
4,70,18,510Active
6,42,23,265Recovered
25,24,272Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 192 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 11,37,66,047 and 25,24,272 have died; 4,70,18,510 are active cases and 6,42,23,265 have recovered as on February 28, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

1,10,96,731 16752Cases
1,64,511 4921Active
1,07,75,169 11718Recovered
1,57,051 113Deaths
In India, there are 1,10,96,731 confirmed cases including 1,57,051 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,64,511 and 1,07,75,169 have recovered as on February 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Mumbai45,478
Thane13,660
Pune9,920
Mumbai Suburban5,363
Aurangabad1,974
Nashik1,575
Raigad1,462
Palghar1,421
Solapur1,291
Jalgaon1,039
Akola757
Nagpur692
Kolhapur646
Satara629
Ratnagiri350
Amravati291
Dhule228
Hingoli208
Jalna201
Ahmednagar190
Nanded176
Yavatmal150
Sangli145
Latur139
Osmanabad125
Sindhudurg114
Buldhana88
Parbhani78
gondia69
Beed54
Nandurbar42
Gadchiroli42
Bhandara41
Chandrapur32
Washim13
Wardha11

21,46,777 8,623

73,734 4,924

20,20,951 3,648

52,092 51

DistrictCases
Kannur357
Kasaragod333
Palakkad224
Malappuram119
Kollam118
Thrissur106
Thiruvananthapuram104
Pathanamthitta98
Kozhikode90
Alappuzha76
Kottayam73
Ernakulam60
Idukki40
Wayanad36

10,56,149 3,792

50,803 876

10,01,164 4,650

4,182 18

DistrictCases
Udupi1,176
Kalaburagi669
Yadgir538
Bengaluru Urban529
Raichur369
Mandya346
Belagavi337
Bidar219
Hassan205
Davangere204
Vijayapura201
Dakshina Kannada179
Chikkaballapura149
Mysuru107
Bagalkote103
Uttara Kannada95
Shivamogga67
Dharwad61
Ballari60
Gadag45
Bengaluru Rural40
Tumakuru36
Kolar29
Haveri24
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga14
Koppal5
Kodagu4
Ramanagara3
Chamarajanagara0

9,50,730 523

5,657 137

9,32,747 380

12,326 6

DistrictCases
Kurnool795
Krishna557
Guntur511
Anantapur428
East Godavari356
Chittoor319
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296
Y.S.R.205
West Godavari199
Srikakulam183
Prakasam104
Visakhapatnam103
Vizianagaram23

8,89,799 118

667 32

8,81,963 86

7,169

DistrictCases
Chennai23,324
Chengalpattu1,314
Thiruvallur774
Villupuram509
Kanchipuram503
Tiruvannamalai496
Cuddalore477
Ariyalur444
Tirunelveli433
Tuticorin333
Kallakurichi324
Madurai322
Salem258
Coimbatore188
Virudhunagar185
Dindigul175
Perambalur133
Ranipet133
Thanjavur130
Theni129
Tiruchirappalli119
Ramanathapuram119
Tiruppur116
Kanniyakumari110
Tenkasi103
Nagapattinam99
Karur88
Namakkal83
Erode75
Vellore71
Thiruvarur67
Pudukkottai53
Sivaganga46
Tirupathur45
Krishnagiri43
The Nilgiris17
Dharmapuri15

8,51,063 486

4,036 10

8,34,534 491

12,493 5

DistrictCases
North West5,463
Central4,817
West4,768
New Delhi3,405
North3,059
East2,472
South East2,446
South West2,391
South2,329
North East1,914
Shahdara1,580

6,39,092 243

1,307 76

6,26,876 164

10,909 3

DistrictCases
Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119
Agra933
Ghaziabad794
Meerut504
Lucknow386
Saharanpur298
Kanpur Nagar286
Moradabad252
Varanasi243
Hapur225
Aligarh215
Basti214
Amethi206
Rampur203
Jaunpur194
Firozabad190
Barabanki168
Gorakhpur166
Bulandshahr166
Siddharth Nagar159
Ghazipur159
Bijnor157
Deoria143
Azamgarh138
Sant Kabeer Nagar132
Mathura129
Ayodhya120
Muzaffarnagar117
Sambhal116
Sultanpur97
Ambedkar Nagar92
Maharajganj85
Amroha80
Rae Bareli78
Bahraich73
Kheri72
Kannauj69
Baghpat68
Kushi Nagar67
Bhadohi60
Ballia60
Gonda59
Etah52
Hardoi49
Balrampur49
Mau48
Mainpuri46
Etawah46
Hathras43
Unnao42
Jalaun41
Jhansi41
Shamli40
Chandauli38
Auraiya37
Farrukhabad36
Sitapur32
Prayagraj30
Banda27
Shahjahanpur25
Shravasti23
Budaun23
Mirzapur22
Bareilly17
Kasganj16
Pratapgarh15
Pilibhit15
Sonbhadra10
Kaushambi6
Kanpur Dehat4
Chitrakoot4
Lalitpur3
Hamirpur3
Mahoba3
Fatehpur3

6,03,427 77

2,146 38

5,92,556 115

8,725

DistrictCases
Kolkata2,777
Howrah1,435
24 Paraganas North1,031
Hooghly604
24 Paraganas South281
Maldah235
Dinajpur Uttar216
Coochbehar210
Birbhum206
Medinipur West159
Medinipur East153
Nadia139
Purba Bardhaman130
Murshidabad125
Bankura116
Darjeeling97
Jalpaiguri88
Paschim Bardhaman70
Purulia66
Dinajpur Dakshin50
Alipurduar39
Kalimpong18
Jhargram9

5,74,926 210

3,333 10

5,61,327 217

10,266 3

DistrictCases
Ganjam581
Jajapur322
Khordha238
Baleshwar190
Kendrapara164
Cuttack155
Bhadrak137
Balangir129
Puri103
Sundargarh102
Jagatsinghapur91
Nayagarh86
Mayurbhanj73
Nuapada69
Gajapati61
Dhenkanal36
Boudh34
Kendujhar34
Deogarh33
Kalahandi33
Sonepur29
Kandhamal28
Anugul26
Malkangiri20
Bargarh16
Koraput16
Sambalpur16
Jharsuguda8
Nabarangpur2
Rayagada2

3,37,104 86

670 30

3,34,519 56

1,915

DistrictCases
Jaipur2,177
Jodhpur1,748
Udaipur724
Bharatpur563
Kota503
Nagaur500
Ajmer379
Dungarpur374
Pali352
Jhalawar329
Bhilwara250
Sikar231
Chittorgarh188
Tonk171
Jalore164
Rajsamand140
Sirohi130
Bikaner112
Banswara91
Alwar90
Churu81
Jhunjhunu64
Dausa61
Dholpur60
Baran59
Jaisalmer53
Barmer34
Hanumangarh31
SawaiMadhopur26
Karauli17
Pratapgarh14
Ganganagar8
Bundi5

3,20,180 102

1,254 23

3,16,139 78

2,787 1

DistrictCases
Bilaspur100
Korba100
Mungeli87
Baloda Bazar85
Jashpur77
Janjgir-Champa56
Mahasamund54
Rajnandgaon52
Kabirdham52
Raigarh47
Raipur46
Balod41
Korea39
Durg31
Bemetara21
Kanker19
Balrampur17
Surguja14
Gariyaband10
Surajpur9
Dhamtari6
Bijapur2
Bastar2
Dantewada0
Kondagaon0
Narayanpur0
Sukma0

3,12,419 240

2,767 60

3,05,819 295

3,833 5

DistrictCases
Hyderabad2,475
Ranga Reddy183
Suryapet87
Jagitial77
Nizamabad76
MedchalMalkajgiri75
Mancherial43
YadadriBhuvanagiri40
Jogulamba Gadwal40
Vikarabad40
Nalgonda33
Warangal Urban32
Mahabubnagar30
Sangareddy26
Khammam26
Adilabad22
Nirmal21
Karimnagar17
RajannaSircilla16
Medak11
Kamareddy11
Mahabubabad10
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Nagarkurnool8
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8
Jangoan8
Siddipet7
Peddapalli5
Bhadradri Kothagudem5
Warangal Rural4
Mulugu3
Narayanpet3
Wanaparthy1

2,98,807 176

1,951 12

2,95,222 163

1,634 1

DistrictCases
Gurugram2,950
Faridabad867
Sonipat404
Rohtak145
Palwal120
Jhajjar114
Karnal104
Hisar98
Ambala93
Panipat78
Nuh68
Bhiwani60
Rewari56
Kurukshetra55
Sirsa50
Kaithal48
Mahendragarh47
CharkiDadri43
Panchkula39
Fatehabad38
Jind38
Yamunanagar19

2,70,610 199

1,205 102

2,66,358 94

3,047 3

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad17,125
Surat2,311
Vadodara1,555
Gandhinagar410
Mahesana159
Banas Kantha147
Bhavnagar146
Rajkot135
Arvalli134
Mahisagar125
Anand107
PanchMahals107
Patan105
SabarKantha101
Kachchh99
Kheda98
Jamnagar63
Bharuch56
Botad55
Surendranagar55
Valsad47
GirSomnath45
Dohad43
Chhotaudepur37
Naysari35
Junagadh31
Narmada25
DevbhumiDwarka22
Amreli16
Porbandar11
Tapi6
Dang5
Morbi4

2,69,482 451

2,258 122

2,62,815 328

4,409 1

DistrictCases
Patna279
Bhagalpur266
Rohtas256
Khagaria253
Begusarai243
Madhubani199
Munger188
Jehanabad178
Katihar175
Darbhanga143
Samastipur139
Siwan139
PurbiChamparan138
Purnia135
Banka134
Buxar134
Nalanda123
Gopalganj123
Nawada122
Sheikhpura118
Gaya115
Kaimur (bhabua)105
Bhojpur103
Saran101
Muzaffarpur96
Saharsa88
Supaul87
Vaishali87
Madhepura82
Kishanganj75
Aurangabad75
Sitamarhi73
Lakhisarai72
Araria68
Pashchim Champaran57
Arwal52
Jamui47
Sheohar20

2,62,509 45

404 27

2,60,564 71

1,541 1

DistrictCases
Indore3,839
Bhopal1,880
Ujjain799
Burhanpur351
Neemuch319
Jabalpur276
East Nimar266
Sagar228
Gwalior211
Khargone196
Dewas140
Dhar132
Mandsaur112
Morena109
Bhind87
Raisen71
Barwani60
Ratlam51
Rewa39
Shajapur39
Hoshangabad37
Vidisha37
Chhatarpur35
Betul35
Rajgarh31
Dindori29
Sheopur26
Damoh26
Satna24
Anuppur22
Panna20
Tikamgarh18
Sidhi17
Narsinghpur17
Chhindwara16
Agar Malwa15
Mandla15
Shivpuri15
Jhabua14
Shandol14
Singrauli13
Ashoknagar13
Datia12
Sehore12
Umaria10
Balaghat9
Guna8
Harda4
Alirajpur3
Katni3
Seoni2
Niwari0

2,61,403 390

2,666 148

2,54,874 241

3,863 1

DistrictCases
Kamrup Metro276
Golaghat203
Nagaon143
Hojai89
Dima Hasao86
Karimganj85
Tinsukia84
Cachar80
Dibrugarh61
Hailakandi57
Lakhimpur57
Marigaon50
Dhemaji47
Kamrup42
Kokrajhar37
Dhubri30
Charaideo29
Barpeta28
Udalguri28
Sonitpur27
Jorhat24
Nalbari23
Darrang20
Sivasagar20
Goalpara19
Biswanath16
Baksa14
KarbiAnglong13
Bongaigaon12
Chirang6
West KarbiAnglong5
South SalmaraMancachar4
Majuli2

2,17,527 9

1,620 14

2,14,815 23

1,092

DistrictCases
Amritsar485
Jalandhar297
Ludhiana293
Tarn Taran163
Gurdaspur154
Hoshiarpur140
S.A.S Nagar137
Patiala132
Sangrur107
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99
Pathankot86
Rupnagar (Ropar)74
Faridkot74
Sri Muktsar Sahib71
Moga65
Bathinda60
Fatehgarh Sahib57
Fazilka53
Firozepur50
Kapurthala44
Mansa31
Barnala25

1,81,597 593

4,436 214

1,71,336 368

5,825 11

DistrictCases
Anantnag395
Srinagar300
Kulgam295
Baramulla271
Shopian255
Kupwara231
Bandipora175
Udhampur155
Ramban151
Jammu138
Budgam110
Pulwama108
Kathua53
Rajouri39
Ganderbal37
Poonch35
Doda27
Reasi26
Samba25
Kishtwar10
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0

1,26,383 97

828 25

1,23,599 72

1,956

DistrictCases
East Singhbum170
Ranchi148
Hazaribagh110
Garhwa80
Ramgarh75
Koderma58
Simdega48
Dhanbad32
Gumla28
Palamu27
West Singhbhum21
SaraikelaKharsawan20
Giridih19
Bokaro16
Latehar14
Khunti10
Lohardaga8
Deoghar5
Dumka5
Pakur4
Jamtara2
Godda2
Chatra1
Sahebganj0

1,19,905 42

492 0

1,18,325 41

1,088 1

DistrictCases
Dehradun370
Nainital323
Tehri Garhwal110
Haridwar94
Udam Singh Nagar83
Almora71
Champawat45
Pithoragarh43
Chamoli36
PauriGarhwal36
Bageshwar31
Rudraprayag30
Uttar Kashi24

97,031

489 1

94,850

1,692 1

DistrictCases
Hamirpur117
Kangra105
Una41
Solan32
Chamba29
Bilaspur21
Mandi21
Sirmaur11
Shimla10
Kullu4
Kinnaur2
Lahaul And Spiti0

58,598 55

292 31

57,311 24

995

DistrictCases
South Goa69
North Goa57

54,932 61

598 11

53,540 50

794

DistrictCases
Pondicherry111
Mahe4
Karaikal2
Yanam0

39,717 20

197 3

38,852 16

668 1

DistrictCases
Dhalai196
Sepahijala174
Gomati74
South Tripura53
Unakoti49
West Tripura45
Khowai24
North Tripura14

33,417 10

41 9

32,985 1

391

DistrictCases
Churachandpur32
Kangpokpi26
Imphal West21
Thoubal18
Imphal East10
Tengnoupal9
Bishnupur7
Senapati6
Chandel5
Kamjong5
Ukhrul4
Jiribam3
Pherzawl3
Kakching2
Tamenglong2
Noney1

29,271 11

44 7

28,854 4

373

DistrictCases
Chandigarh313

21,719 60

357 35

21,011 25

351

DistrictCases
Changlang31
Papum Pare8
Lohit3
Namsai2
West Siang1
East Siang1
Upper Siang1
Tawang1
PakkeKessang1
West Kameng0
Upper Subansiri0
Tirap0
Siang0
Shi Yomi0
Anjaw0
Lower Subansiri0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Longding0
Leparada0
KurungKumey0
KraDaadi0
Kamle0
East Kameng0
Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0

16,836

3 0

16,777

56

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills22
West Garo Hills5
South West Garo Hills4
North Garo Hills1
West Jaintia Hills1
West Khasi Hills1
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Khasi Hills0

13,961

17 2

13,796 2

148

DistrictCases
Dimapur20
Mon8
Kohima7
Kiphire3
Tuensang3
Peren2
Phek1
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

12,199 1

10 1

12,098

91

DistrictCases
Kargil77
LehLadakh43

9,818 2

54 0

9,634 2

130

DistrictCases
East District3
South District3
North District0
West District0

6,137 2

44 1

5,958 3

135

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

5,018 1

4 1

4,952

62

DistrictCases
Kolasib11
Aizawl10
Mamit8
Lawngtlai2
Lunglei2
Saitual1
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Saiha0
Serchhip0

4,423 1

25 1

4,388 2

10

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

3,406

4 0

3,400

2

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

359 26

98 18

260 8

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