World Pre-Maturity Day celebrated the ‘Light of Life’ with Preterm babies at Ankura Hospital, Vijayawada

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World Pre-Maturity Day celebrated the ‘Light of Life’ with Preterm babies at Ankura Hospital, Vijayawada
World Pre-Maturity Day celebrated the ‘Light of Life’ with Preterm babies at Ankura Hospital, Vijayawada

Vijayawada: 17th November 2023: Ankura Hospital, a premier hospital for women and children celebrated the Light of Life with Preterm babies and their families on the occasion of World Prematurity Day. Preterm birth (before the 37th week of pregnancy) is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five. Each year, about 15 million babies worldwide are born preterm, that is about 1 in 10 children. This day is intended to increase awareness about pre-term deliveries and the concerns of pre-term babies and their families.

The celebration of World Prematurity Day at Ankura Hospital included felicitation of all the doctors, nurses and other support staff who were a part of saving the lives of pre-term babies.

The real heroes were preterm babies and their parents were invited to the program at Ankura Hospital. And altogether celebrated the success.

So far Ankura Hospital has saved lives of over 250 preterm babies and has a 98% success rate in handling preterm deliveries. These cases highlight the fact that Ankura Hospital is equipped with a team of expert doctors trained to handle all kinds of critical cases and provide top-notch healthcare to patients with the help of advanced technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure including all level 3 PICUs, NICUs, Operation Theatres and fully equipped ambulances.

According to Dr T.V. Vijay Kumar, Medical Director, Ankura Hospital for Women and Children, Vijayawada, “Ankura Hospital prides itself in handling pre-mature births with an above par success and survival rates of the babies. The emphasis of the team is to ensure ‘intact survival’ meaning surviving without major complications related to the brain and other organs, underscores the hospital’s commitment to providing high-quality care to its patients. We also handhold the families in ensuring the normal growth and development of the pre-term babies. We had the parents coming today with the preterm babies whose lives were saved by the team of Doctors, nurses and other support staff recently and it feels good to see that we are able to bring in the smile of the family members back. We have felicitated those people without whose help saving the lives of the preterm babies would have been difficult- the doctors, the nurses and the other support staff.”

 Adding to this, Dr Krishna Prasad Vunnam, Founder and Managing Director, Ankura Hospital for Women and Children, “Pre-Mature Birth is one of the most common complications during pregnancy, in the present day due to various socio-demographic and lifestyle related issues. Ankura Hospital is equipped with an experienced and highly skilled team of doctors and state-of-the-art infrastructure to help save the lives of premature babies and ensure they have a normal life. We benchmark ourselves to the premier global health care institutions in terms of services and survival rates of critical health cases and take pride in the skills of our Obstetricians and Paediatricians in ensuring world-class services in pre-term births.”