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09 Mar 2004

At how many weeks can baby survive?
At how many weeks when a baby is born will he receive medical attention. What does the law stipulate and what is the view of hospitals on this. Lets say baby is born at 25 weeks, what is the chances of him surviving, and will he receive medical attention in all hospitals or just private hospitals.
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GynaeDoc
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01 Jan 0001

This really depends on the facilities of a particular hospital. Some hospitals have the special ventilators,etc which are necessary to keep very premature babies alive while others do not. Roughly, the chances of survival are greater than 50% from about 28 weeks. At 25 weeks, the chances of survival are very low. This isn't really a question of law but rather about the medical chances of survival.

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