An eight-day-old baby girl has recovered from the deadly infection and discharged from hospital after losing her mother due to covid.The mother of the eight-day-old, Diptimayee Devi of Padarbali panchayat under Ganjam’s Kukudakhandi block was an anganwadi worker.
During her pregnancy she was infected by covid-19 and was admitted to the covid hospital of MKCG Medical college and Hospital. On May 29 she gave birth to the baby girl.
Following the delivery, the frontline worker’s condition deteriorated and she succumbed the next day.
The baby was kept at the new-born intensive care unit and after 24 hours, she was found COVID positive when she underwent covid test. Weighing 2.8 kg, the baby started recovering slowly and completely recovered on June 4. She was discharged from hospital on Friday and is now in the care of her father.
Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange and Kukudakhandi BDO Gadadhar Patra visited the house of Diptimayee Devi and assured all help to the family. Diptimayee was a frontline worker, the administration will take steps to provide her kin adequate compensation as per government guidelines said by Kulange.
Under ICDS funds he handed over RS 10,000 to the family and also announced that under Sukanya scheme Rs 25,000 will be deposited in the name of the new-born.
The Collector also visited the three children who have been orphaned by Covid in Pattapur under Sanakhemundi block. The three kids were orphaned after their parents G Upendra Reddy and G Sabita succumbed to the virus a few days back.
Kulange accompanied by Sanakhemundi BDO Gayatry Dutta Nayak handed over a monetary assistance of Rs 45,000 to the children. In the last 24 hours, Ganjam recorded 74 fresh positive cases including 20 from Berhampur. During this period, one Covid death was reported from the district.