- Gynaecologists with over 40 years of experience
- Female staff only for labor cases
- Special care of newborn from the moment of birth onwards
- 24 hours vigilant staff
Specialists with over 40 years of experience
The gynae department is led by Dr. Shahnaz Saeed Hassan (gold medalist) and Dr. Nishat Farooqi, gynaecologists with over 40 years of experience in the field. Their expertise in the field is quite well respected among the medical practitioners of the city. They are also known for handling even the most complicated of normal deliveries very comfortably and performing a Caeserian section only if a normal delivery becomes physically impossible.
Female staff only for labor cases
As some patients do not feel comfortable in the presence of male doctors in the labor room, we have trained female staff that handles all labor cases. Other than doctors, we have gynae trained nurses who have years of training at Naz hospital. Most of these nurses are also trained to handle machinery in the operation theatres in case of a C-section. Anesthesia and epidural (painless delivery injection) are also administered by a female anesthetist.
Availability of the specialist at any hour
Labor has no fixed time of day. An expectant mother can enter labor at any hour. If the labor is onset in the middle of the night, the specialist will not ask to be excused and “will” arrive to attend to the case. It has become a normal routine for our senior specialists to rush to the hospital from their residences in the wee hours of the night at least two to three times a week.
Well equipped labor rooms
We have all updated equipment for our labor rooms such as CTG, ultrasound and foetal dopplers. There is a separate ultrasound machine for the labor room to monitor complicated cases.
Distribution of gynae staff
There are separate medical officers for the floors and the labor room so that they are always available to all patients. If a patient in her room wants a doctor, she will never be given the answer that the doctor is assisting a senior specialist in the labor room and she will have to wait. Management of patient in labor
The patient is shifted to the labor room from her bed when the frequency of the labor pains increases for more specialized management. The more senior medical officers are appointed in the labor rooms to manage advanced stages. When the medical officer sees that the “time” is nearing, the specialist is called in to conduct the delivery.
Immediate care of the newborn
We have a strict rule for the presence of a paediatrician (child specialist) at the time of delivery. The paediatrician stands in a small room (baby receiving area) right outside the labor room. As soon as the baby is delivered, a nurse brings it to the paediatrician who resuscitates the baby and does a thorough check up. This is a good safety procedure to take care of possible hazards before they occur or become worse. This is also a good measure to revive breathing immediately in case there is a breathing problem with the baby. Although very few newborns get major problems, the paediatrician’s presence is a good insurance for the babyâs well being.
The baby receiving area is equipped with all the gadgets essential for reviving problematic babies such as baby warmers, oxygen supply, laryngoscope, ambu bag, endotracheal tube and essential medicines. We do not leave any stone unturned when it comes to a warm and safe welcome of a child into this world.