The baby boy whose mother was a positive Covid-19 patient and was delivered via a Caesarean section at the Apinto Government Hospital in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality in the Western Region last week has tested negative for the disease.
The mother has also now tested negative for the disease but the doctors are waiting for a second confirmatory test to declare her as fully recovered from the disease, according to Dr Joseph Darko.
A medical team, led by Dr Jospeh Darko a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist did the delivery.
The team, which was made up of doctors, nurses, midwives and anaesthetics, with support from cleaners, was confronted with the real-life situation of saving the life of mother and child or ignore that for the fear of contracting COVID-19.
Confirming the negative status of the baby, Dr Darko said: “About two weeks ago we did successfully operate and deliver a confirmed Covid-19 expectant mum of a very handsome baby boy and soon afterwards we took the sample of the baby and sent to the lab to be tested for SARSCov2.”
“The good news is the result came in this morning and the baby tested negative for SARSCov2. The better news is that even the mum’s sample that was taken a couple of days after the surgery and was sent for re-testing also came out as negative. We are awaiting a second sample that was taken some days back to also test negative so that we can declare the mum as having fully recovered from Covid-19,” Dr Darko told Citi FM’s Western Regional correspondent.