Coronavirus Maharashtra; Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Alert For Pregnant Women | Corona can infect a large number of pregnant women, already covid positive pregnant women need immediate care

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COVID can infect a large number of pregnant women. These may show mild or severe symptoms. Pregnant women infected with corona need immediate treatment. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued an alert for pregnant women in its recent research. ICMR has done this study on pregnant women in Maharashtra.

Why did ICMR do this study?
The ICMR conducted the first such study to understand the impact of Kovid infection in pregnant women. The data on the PregCovid registry portal was analyzed for research. This portal keeps records of pregnant women and pregnant women infected with covid

6 big things of research

  • Research done on 4203 pregnant women: For the research, data of 4,203 pregnant women registered during the first wave of the pandemic (March 2020-January 2021) was analyzed.
  • Delivery failed in 834 cases: The report revealed that in the first wave 3,213 women gave birth to children and 77 suffered miscarriages. Delivery could not take place in 834 cases.
  • 534 Females symptomatic: The study found that 534 women i.e. 13% were asymptomatic, out of which 382 (72%) had mild, 112 (21%) moderate and 40 (7.5%) had severe COVID-19 disease.
  • 528 cases of premature delivery: During the research, it was revealed that there were also problems in the delivery of such women. For example, in 528 cases, the delivery had to be done before time. The delivery of 328 cases also faced difficulties due to battling high blood pressure.
  • 153 women in need of intensive care: According to the research report, a total of 158 women needed intensive care after delivery. Of these, 96 percent women needed more care due to Kovid.
  • Most deaths in Pune and Marathwada: Pune and Marathwada had the highest number of deaths of pregnant women battling Kovid. The mortality rate among pregnant women infected with Kovid-19 was 0.8% (34/4203). ICMR says, Kovid can infect pregnant women on a large scale, so in such cases seek immediate treatment and medical advice.

That’s why the vaccine is necessary for pregnant women.
On July 2, the Government of India had issued a guideline for pregnant women to take the vaccine. Following the recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), the government had advised pregnant women to get the corona vaccine in view of the potential danger of the third wave.

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