Chennai: Apollo Cradle, SMR launched four specialty clinics as part of International Women’s Day celebration. At a function held at hospital’s premises on Shafee Mohammed Road, Thousand Lights here on Friday, senior doctors opened the clinics for high risk pregnancy, urinary continence, sexual health and a sub specialty clinic for polycystic ovary syndrome.
Speaking on the occasion, senior gynecologist at Apollo Cradle, SMR, Dr Charumathi narrated a successful surgery performed by a team of experts. “The patient, a 32-year-old woman who was carrying 34 weeks fetus had complaints of excruciating pain in the back and decreased movement of left leg. Earlier antenatal check-ups at a private hospital, suggested degenerative disc disease and precautions by the patient was not taken. Antenatal steroids was given before delivery and high risk consent was obtained for the baby after explaining the risk of preterm,” she said.
“Pregnancy becomes more critical in a woman with spinal disc prolapse. The growing fetus enhances the physical limitations of woman with spinal disability. This pregnant mother with spinal injury was successfully managed in Apollo Cradle SMR by a multi disciplinary team comprising of obstetricians, orthpedician, anaesthetist, paediatrician and on the third day she was able to walk with the help of physiotherapist,” she added.
The hospital also celebrated its second anniversary on Friday. Gynecologist Dr Sumana Manohar said, “Our team is lead by some of the best obstetricians and specially trained nurses. We have an immense pleasure in celebrating the second anniversary of this specialty. We will continue to provide care and service with soothing and tastefully adorned environments paired with the state-of-theart equipment and delivery suites.”
Adding to the words of Dr Sumana, gynecologist, Dr Jaishree Gajaraj said, “According to WHO, five women die every hour in India from complications developed during childbirth. But we at Apollo Cradle have expertise in dealing with high risk obstetrics such as patients with pre-eclampsia, liver dysfunction, neurological problems, cardiac diseases, placental problems and fetal anomalies since inception. So we are looking forward to contribute our best for the patients.”