8 July 2023, Hyderabad: Fernandez Hospital fully understands the concerns and emotions of the parents surrounding the recent incident. We recognize that this was a premature birth at our Hyderguda Branch, with the baby arriving 7 weeks early on June 8, at just 33 weeks of gestation. Our priority was to provide the best possible care for the infant, which included administering Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (nCPAP) treatment to support and enhance lung function.
Shortly after the placement of the nCPAP interface, our medical team promptly noticed the development of a nasal ulcer. We want to emphasize that such complications are known to occur in premature babies due to their delicate and immature skin integrity. In response, we immediately initiated a collaborative effort across multiple departments to contain any further progression. Thankfully, with our team’s efforts the baby has progressed well and has been ready for discharge from the hospital for a few days now.
However, despite the best efforts of our medical professionals, we deeply regret that the tissue loss could not be entirely prevented. We want to reaffirm that there has been no negligence but only transparency throughout this challenging journey. We have informed the family about developments and potential risks at all stages of the treatment. We understand the emotional toll this has taken on them, and our hearts go out to them during this difficult time.
As part of our ongoing commitment to compassionate and comprehensive care, all medical support will continue to be extended to the baby. Our goal is to ensure the best health outcomes for the baby.