Hyderabad: A 20-year-old coronavirus positive woman from Medchal has given birth to twin female babies, after successfully undergoing emergency caesarean section at Gandhi Hospital on Tuesday. The twins weighing 2.5 kilograms and 2 kilograms each are in excellent health condition.

Authorities in a day or two are expected to conduct the mandatory coronavirus tests to ascertain Covid-19 status of the twins.

The pregnant woman, who was earlier admitted to Niloufer Hospital, had tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and was immediately shifted to Gandhi Hospital. The team of obstetrics and gynaecologists from Gandhi Hospital decided to conduct the cesarean section on Tuesday evening.

The young mother is asymptomatic coronavirus positive patient and hails from a containment area in Medchal district. The doctors at Niloufer Hospital decided to test her for coronavirus because she was from a designated Red zone.

This is second pregnancy for the young Covid-19 positive woman. Doctors said that she also underwent cesarean section during her first pregnancy. The team of doctors from Gandhi Hospital who conducted the emergency cesarean surgery included Associate Professor Dr. Renuka, senior doctors Dr. Apoorva, Dr. Deepthi Rahasya and PG medico Dr Chandana.

Superintendent, Gandhi Hospital, Dr. Raja Rao congratulated the team of doctors for performing the cesarean section.

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