Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Tuesday said pregnant women testing positive for COVID-19 on random screening in Kashmir is a matter of concern suggesting the women to take more and more precautionary measures.
In a statement, the Association said that the doctor's body held a meeting in this regard and said that around 70 pregnant ladies have tested positive with most of them belonging to Anantnag, Kulgam and Baramulla districts.
President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said that the spread of the coronavirus infection to pregnant women is not a good sign and insisted that caution needs to be exercised at multiple levels in order to avoid the catastrophic situation.
He advised pregnant women to avoid hospital or clinic visits as much as possible and attend routine antenatal care, tailored to a minimum at 12, 20, 28 and 36 weeks of gestation.
“The expecting mothers like other people should follow health advisories of physical distance, hand hygiene, and wear face masks whenever they visit hospitals or private clinics,” Dr Naik said.