Bhubaneswar: A woman from Bhanjanagar delivered quadruplets at SCB Medical College and Hospital on Sunday. The woman identified as Chhabita Nayak was admitted to a local hospital first and was shifted to SCB MCH, Cuttack after her condition deteriorated.
Her delivery was carried out by a team of doctors led by Gynecology Department HOD, Prof Tushar Kar. The babies, post delivery, weigh 1 kg, 800 gram, 650 gram and 400 gram and they have been kept in the ICU for observation, reports stated.
Chhabita’s condition was fragile. She had multiple complications like thalassemia, jaundice and anemia, she had a normal delivery and her condition was stable, said actor and social worker Sabyasachi, who played a key role in shifting the woman from her native to Cuttack.
“Few days back I came to know about a serious case from Bhanjanagar. Chhabita Nayak, a woman struggling through extreme poverty was pregnant, having four babies in her womb, quadruplets. Sensing the seriousness of the situation and observing their financial condition, I arranged a private ambulance with a medical team to shift her to SCB Medical, Cuttack,” Sabyasachi shared through a Facebook post today.
“A big thanks to all the great souls Dr Tushar Kar, Dr Kirtirekha Mohapatra, Dr Ranjita Ghadei, Dr Satyaban Jena and other medical staff who made this possible. I also thank Team ODIA’s Dr Devashish Ray for all the guidance. Dr Chandrika Prasad Dash, Dr Ajay Kumar Tripathy, Red Cross Blood Bank Cuttack, SCB Blood Bank, Smile Please Volunteer Bibhuti Kumar Ray made the process easy for me and I will stay obliged,” Sabyasachi added.
All the four infants are in healthy and their mother is responding well to the treatment. If needed, the babies will be shifted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Pediatrics (Sishubhavan) for specialised pediatric care, reports added.
“The odds of conceiving quadruplets naturally are one in 11 to 15 million. This is certainly, one among the rarest of the rare cases reported in the State. Most importantly, in this case, the mother and the children are healthy in this case, which makes this case very interesting and distinct,” a senior Bhubaneswar-based gynecologist said.