Chennai’s rains and floods were no match for city-based woman doctor Padma Priya who worked a 96 hour stretch to help deliver 17 babies at a private hospital.

Dr Padma Priya who stayed at Apollo Speciality Hospital on OMR (Old Madras Road) since Friday (Dec 4) helped deliver 13 babies. By Sunday 17 healthy babies were deliverd, even as Chennai flooded up! “Overall, 17 healthy babies were delivered here during the rain,” she said on Sunday.

She said to overcome the challenges, consultant gynecologists and pediatricians at the hospital decided to stay at the campus to ensure that the newborns and their mothers were safe and healthy.

“Despite financial problems owing to dysfunctional ATMs, expecting  mothers and patients were given a warm welcome at the hospital and ambulances were deployed to bring in patients with emergency cases,” she added. According to the doctor, ER and critical care surgeons,  including cardiac and other speciality surgeons, worked round the clock to ensure quality medical care was provided to the patients.

Saluting the efforts of Dr. Padma Priya and many other medicos who braved the storm in Chennai and continued their services during these tough times.

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