14 Jan 2018 - 13:36
Sidra Medicine delivers first baby at its facility
Fazeena Saleem | The Peninsula
Doha: Sidra Medicine delivered their first baby today in their state-of-the-art facility. The arrival of baby Mariam, weighing 3.1kg, was announced by Dr Justin Konje, Chair of Women’s Services Clinical Management Group, during a press conference held to mark the opening of the new hospital building.
Sidra Medicine, a speciality children’s, young people and women’s healthcare organization and member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), welcomed the first inpatients to be treated at its facility today.
“The mother and baby Mariam are very healthy. By end of June we will deliver 500 babies a month,” Konje added.
“We are happy to announce that the first baby was born today at Sidra Medicine and first paediatric surgery was conducted. By end of the day we should complete four paediatric surgeries,” said Dr John Ferguson, chief medical officer Sidra Medicine said.
The first inpatient to be seen by Sidra Medicine will be children requiring low-risk surgeries and women undergoing elective C-sections. These services will be ramped up through mid-2018 to include more complex paediatric surgeries, specialized paediatric services in neurology, cardiology, among others, as well as deliveries, focusing on high-risk pregnancies.