New hospital welcomes new lives

2016-05-17 06:00
It was a joyful day at new Melomed private hospital in Tokai as they welcomed their new-borns at their state-of-the-art hospital, which was recently opened. PHOTO: TIYESE JERANJi

It was a joyful day at new Melomed private hospital in Tokai as they welcomed their new-borns at their state-of-the-art hospital, which was recently opened. PHOTO: TIYESE JERANJi

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Melomed private hospital in Tokai welcomed their first new-borns at the newly opened facility on Friday last week.

All three children, two boys and a girl, were delivered through an emergency caesarean section. The babies were all born prematurely due to the mothers having different complications.

Despite all that it was a joyful moment for the mothers and doctors that they were able to bring new life at the new hospital for the first time. The babies weighed between 2.2kgs and 2.8kgs. They are all being kept in the neonatal care unit for observations.

The hospital opened its doors a week ago.

Cherly Martin (43) who also gave birth at the hospital says they are treated like royalty.

“I’m very happy. Everything has been handled well and they are just concerned about our children’s well being and our well being as well. It’s such a beautiful thing that I gave birth here. The treatment is far more than what I expected. It puts you at ease and makes you focus on recovering,” she says.

Angelique Mars-Morkel (28) says she stays around the corner from the hospital and each time she would pass there she told her husband she would love to give birth there.

“I was so drawn to this hospital from the start. It looked amazing. I would tell my husband each time we pass there I want to give birth here. We started with the process and here I am. This is amazing. I feel happy to be one of the first mothers to give birth here. It’s like a dream come true for me. The service and the treatment we are getting from the staff is just amazing,” she says.

Doctor Rahel Kader who helped in delivering the babies says it’s certainly a privilege to work in the new state of the art facility.

“It really feels wonderful and gives a new experience than what you’re used to. It’s a beautiful hospital and you work with an excellent team that surrounds you. All the babies were born through an emergency caesarean section and all had good outcomes. We are very happy about that. For the fact that we work with an excellent team we are able to offer our patients first class treatment and that’s makes us really happy.”

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