Guwahati, June 20: A 27-year-old woman in Assam Silchar, delivered a baby boy weighing 5.2 kg and the doctors claimed to be the heaviest weight at birth for a newborn in the state.
The pregnant woman named Jaya Das – a resident of the Kanakpur Part-2 area in Silchar was admitted at Satindra Mohan Dev civil hospital on June 17.
Doctors had advised the pregnant woman to admit to the hospital on May 29, but she didn’t due to some unavoidable reasons.
Dr Hanif Md. Afsar Alam said that her delivery date due on May 29, but they came to the hospital on June 17.
“I advised her to admit to the hospital on May 29, but she didn’t due to some avoidable reasons and she came to the hospital on June 17 with labour pain. The patient’s earlier baby was a cesarean baby. They also didn’t do the last sonography. In the emergency, we admitted her to the hospital immediately,” Dr Hanif Md. Afsar Alam said.
On June 17 evening, a doctor team of the government hospital performed the cesarean section procedure the woman delivered a baby boy weighing 5.2 kg.
“It is a case of late delivery and we didn’t realize that the baby will weigh 5.2 kg. It is a unique case. Both mother and the baby are now well. Normally the weight of a baby in Assam is around 2.5 g to 3 kg. The 5 kg weight of a newborn is very rare. I discussed with other doctors also and they don’t find anymore newborn weighing above 5 kg baby at birth,” Dr Alam said.
This is the second child of Jaya Das and Badal Das and their first child weighed about 3.8 kg during birth.
The doctors of the government-run hospital claimed that the newborn baby is the heaviest child at birth.