Baby pronounced dead found to be alive

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A baby, born during the nurses’ strike had been pronounced dead. However, it had been resuscitated after six days at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital.  

Chandani Jayatilake of Anamaduwa had given birth prematurely, and her baby was pronounced dead by the hospital authorities. The parents were notified accordingly -- and had even held the seventh day almsgiving on May 6.  

The baby’s mother said, “I was transferred from the Anamaduwa District Hospital to the Kurunegala Hospital on April 26. I gave birth on the morning of April 30.  Since the baby was born after only 26 weeks, the doctors said it had been aborted. They had told my husband the same thing on the following day. Then they discharged me from hospital.

We even held an almsgiving ceremony for our dead baby.

After that, we got a call informing us that the baby was alive. I was asked to come and suckle the baby. I rushed to the hospital. I saw my baby son in the ward. I was very happy. I thanked the doctors for managing to save my baby’s life despite the nurses’ strike.”

Hospital Director Dr. Palitha D. Yapa said, “This woman gave birth after 26 weeks gestation. Normally, a baby born 28 weeks after conception is considered healthy. Births less than 28 weeks after are conception regarded as abortions.  

However, he said this premature baby had been saved due to the commitment of pediatrician P. N. Siriwardane.

“All the nurses were on strike at our hospital. We are glad that we could save the baby despite these obstacles,” he said. (Pushpakumara Jayaratne and Thilini Ranasinghe)
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  • imthiyas Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:40 AM

    thanks for all via DM Android App

    lkboy Thursday, 08 May 2014 04:30 AM

    wow!

    Ranjith Silvar Thursday, 08 May 2014 04:48 AM

    Well Happy news but sad event. Think deep.

    grumpy Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:56 AM

    Very good question which I wanna ask too

    The citizen Thursday, 08 May 2014 04:56 AM

    We rejoice. Praise God. A baby has been given to us.

    Zira Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:11 AM

    This mother without seeing the baby had done the funeral process without a dead body..if the baby is announced dead in a hospital, the parents leave the dead baby in the hospital & go home..happy Mother's Day ....very pathetic.

    Doha Lankan Thursday, 08 May 2014 05:01 AM

    Thanks Doctors. Blessings to Baby

    Dinesh Thursday, 08 May 2014 05:08 AM

    Need more deep investigation in to this incident. On what grounds baby was pronounced dead initially. If baby was pronounced dead why body was not arranged to bury for 6 days.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 09 May 2014 11:18 AM

    Praise the Lord: It's a Resurrection in this Miracle of Asia!

    kumar Thursday, 08 May 2014 03:17 PM

    why they said that baby died.if any one died will never come back so there must be something wrong via DM Android App

    kane Thursday, 08 May 2014 06:05 AM

    Think of the positive side and rejoice!

    raj Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:21 AM

    Bravo via DM Android App

    fuzzy Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:24 AM

    respect. via DM Android App

    Nursenona Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:56 AM

    Miracle of Asia via DM iPad app

    lankan Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:06 AM

    thanks doctors via DM Android App

    Sl lover Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:12 AM

    Nice to hear god bless you all via DM Android App

    Kapil Thursday, 08 May 2014 12:36 PM

    May the triple gem bless doctor Siriwardhena and all who were involved. via DM Android App

    Labby Thursday, 08 May 2014 07:10 AM

    Praise God for His goodness and mercy !

    Lankan Patriot Thursday, 08 May 2014 07:12 AM

    I totally agree! How can the hospital confirm death when the baby was still alive? Something fishy. The doctor responsible deserves an investigation, not glory!


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