Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat

by Al-Mustafa Welfare Society
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat
Life saving treatment of babies by Donations/Zakat

Assalam-o-alaikum and Ramadan Kareem!

The most challenging situation a parent can face is watching their child fight for survival. Having a fragile, innocent baby in NICU is the most intense experience of life.

In Pakistan, preterm birth is one of the three leading causes of neonatal mortality and accounts for more than one-third of all deaths in newborns. In low-income settings, half of the babies born at or below 32 weeks die due to a lack of feasible, cost-effective primary care. These newborns require specialized care to prevent mortality.

There are some silent heroes working day and night and doing whatever it takes to save these little angels. A group of such heroes is working at Al-Mustafa NICU and performing their roles as Physicians, Nurses and NICU Technicians and treating different cases in NICU on standard protocols with challenges posed by the Covid-19. 

5 Times on Ventilator in 26 Days!

As mentioned earlier that our NICU Team goes to the last extent to save a baby. In the past months, a difficult situation arose when a baby crashed five times in 26 days. Our team made efforts to protect the infant by giving a rapid response, intubating the baby for ventilator support, providing every possible treatment, and successfully saving the baby.  

In the previous quarter, 246 babies were born at Al-Mustafa Hospital. All the babies delivered in our hospital are kept under observation for 1 to 2 hours in NICU. After a complete checkup of babies by a Consultant Paediatrician,  the healthy ones are handed over to their parents. 

We received 112 admissions at Al-Mustafa NICU in the last four months, out of which 75 were outdoor admissions. The majority of the babies admitted are preterm (having gestational life of fewer than 34 weeks), with a low birth weight of less than 1500g, babies having respiratory distress, babies with sepsis, and those with HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy). 

 

Total Births

December 21 ---------- 87

January 22 ------------- 64

February 22 ------------ 35

March 22 ---------------- 60

 

Total Admissions                                     Indoor                     Outdoor

December 21 ---------- 27                              11                              16

January 22 ------------- 24                              08                              16

February 22 ------------ 34                              10                              24

March 22 ---------------- 27                              08                              19

 

Babies on Vent

December 21 ---------- 05

January 22 ------------- 09

February 22 ------------ 10

March 22 ---------------- 06

 

Babies with Low Birthweight

December 21 ---------- 14

January 22 ------------- 08

February 22 ------------ 20

March 22 ---------------- 16

 

Preterm Babies

December 21 ---------- 05

January 22 ------------- 03

February 22 ------------ 07

March 22 ---------------- 13

We will keep posting new updates in the coming months. 

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Yes, 28 days on a ventilator and still counting. 

Dear donors, I hope you are doing well. We always like to share with you the good news from the NICU, but today, we need your prayers and support for our little champ, who had been on the ventilator for 28 days and is still under treatment. 

There had been 331 total births at Al-Mustafa Hospital in the past four months. All the babies delivered in our hospital are kept under observation for 1 to 2 hours in NICU. After a complete checkup of babies by a Consultant Paediatrician,  the healthy ones are handed over to their parents. 

We received 158 admissions at Al-Mustafa NICU in the past quarter, out of which 101 were outdoor admissions. The majority of the babies admitted are preterm; having gestational life of fewer than 34 Weeks, with low birth weight; less than 1500g, babies having respiratory distress, babies with sepsis, and those with HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. 

 

Total Births

August ----------------- 91

September ------------ 88

October ---------------- 83

November ------------- 69

 

Total Admissions                                     Indoor                     Outdoor

August ----------------- 47                               19                              28

September ------------ 37                               15                              22

October ---------------- 37                                13                             24

November ------------- 37                                10                             27

 

Babies on Vent

August ----------------- 06

September ------------ 06

October ---------------- 07

November ------------- 05

 

Babies with Low Birthweight

August ----------------- 13

September ------------ 13

October ---------------- 17

November ------------- 12

 

We also offer the services of other conditions that require neonatology consultation like severe hyperbilirubinemia, infant of diabetic mothers, severe intrauterine growth restriction, severe hypoxia, meningitis, respiratory distress with the treatment of ventilator needed, birth weight between 1000g to 2000g and gestational age between 32 and 36 weeks, etc. Our mortality rate is significantly less than other healthcare setups in the city. 

We will keep posting new updates in the coming months. 

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Yes....!

We are bursting with tears of happiness while writing these lines and are pretty sure that you must feel the same as all of us are together in this journey of saving these little angels. It is indeed the highlight of this quarterly project report, by the Grace of Almighty God, in the month of June, the team of Al-Mustafa NICU saved all three triplets born at Al-Mustafa Hospital. You must be aware that in many instances, the parents have to face the loss of one or more children when in critical condition during multiple births but with the blessing of Allah, we were able to save all three of these cute babies.

Detailed Condition of Triplets:

Hospital Stay

  • Triplet 1: 21 days
  • Triplet 2: 8 Days
  • Triplet 3: 8 Days

Weight

  • Triplet 1: 1.7 kg
  • Triplet 2: 1.7 kg
  • Triplet 3: 1.3 kg

GA

  • Triplet 1: 33 weeks
  • Triplet 2: 33 weeks
  • Triplet 3: 33 weeks

Diagnosis

  • Triplet 1: Preterm/RDS/Very low birth weight
  • Triplet 2: Preterm/RDS/Very low birth weight
  • Triplet 3: Preterm/RDS/Very low birth weight

Blood Infection

  • Triplet 1: Sepsis
  • Triplet 2: Sepsis
  • Triplet 3: Sepsis

Bubble-CPAP Treatment Duration

  • Triplet 1: 2 days
  • Triplet 2: 3 days
  • Triplet 3: 4 days

Ventilator Treatment Provided

  • Triplet 1: Twice
  • Triplet 2: None
  • Triplet 3: None

Blood Transfusions Provided

  • Triplet 1: 7 times
  • Triplet 2: 2 times
  • Triplet 3: 4 times

All the babies delivered at Al-Mustafa Hospital are kept under observation for 2 to 4 hours in NICU. Only after a thorough checkup by the Consultant, the babies are given to the parents. Most babies admitted in NICU are preterm (less than 34 weeks old), those having low birth weight (less than 1500 g weight) or having respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis or HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy) etc. These are the few most common causes of neonatal mortality in our society. Please find the summary of the quarterly progress report of Al-Mustafa NICU as follows:

2nd Quarter Progress Report Summary

Total Births at Al-Mustafa Hospital

  • April: 36 Babies
  • May: 63 Babies
  • June: 63Babies
  • July: 98 Babies

Total Admissions in Al-Mustafa NICU

  • April: 25 Babies
  • May: 35 Babies
  • June: 37 Babies
  • July: 36 Babies

Indoor Admissions in NICU

  • April: 10 Babies
  • May: 11 Babies
  • June: 17 Babies
  • July: 14 Babies

Outdoor Admissions in NICU

  • April: 15 Babies
  • May: 24 Babies
  • June: 19 Babies
  • July: 22 Babies

Admissions due to Low-Birth Weight

  • April: 06 Babies
  • May: 09 Babies
  • June: 05 Babies
  • July:  10 Babies

Infants On Ventilator

  • April: 04 Babies
  • May: 06 Babies
  • June: 07 Babies
  • July: 05 Babies

We also offer the services for other conditions that require neonatology consultation like severe hyperbilirubinemia, infants of diabetic mothers, severe intrauterine growth restriction, severe hypoxia, respiratory distress requiring a ventilator, birth weight between 1000 g to 2000 g and gestational age between 32 and 36 weeks, etc. Al-Mustafa NICU's mortality rate is very low, though we face different daily challenges, we stand firm with our policies and protocols to protect neonates from other infections. 

Between all this chaos happening around the globe, we sincerely hope that this progress report has brightened your day up.

Thank you for your support, all of this was only possible with the kindness and generosity present in your hearts. We will continue to send you more progress reports in the coming months.

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Yes, saving a baby is equivalent to saving a whole family, as these little angels are like a small bundle of happiness, which bring new light, hope and happiness to their families. Losing a baby is the most traumatic incident a parent can face and it becomes unbearable for them when they know it all happened simply because they didn't have enough resources to save their little angel. Your donations are helping us save those precious little lives whose parents do not have enough resources to bear the expensive treatments provided in NICU. The total number of babies born at Al-Mustafa Hospital in the past five months is 235.

Nothing can be more sacred than helping a mother hold her baby in her arm and your kindness has made it possible by helping us provide treatment to130 babies in the past five months. 

The total number of neonates admitted at the NICU of Al-Mustafa Hospital from December 2020 to April 2021 was 130 out of which  48 babies were born at Al-Mustafa Hospital and 83 were out-door admissions which are referred to us from different government and/or private hospitals mostly due to unavailability of space and treatment facilities at government hospitals or due to high treatment costs at privately owned hospitals which the poor parents are unable to afford. 24 out of 130 neonates developed respiratory distress and were given treatment on a ventilator.

30 out of 130 neonates were admitted due to low birth weight. Most of the babies admitted in the NICU are either preterm i-e having the gestational age of fewer than 34 weeks or are admitted due to low birth weight i-e less than 1500 g. These two conditions are the most common cause of infant mortality in Pakistan as they further lead to multiple life-threatening complications in the neonates. Other complications include hyperbilirubinemia, severe intrauterine growth restriction, severe hypoxia, respiratory distress, infants of diabetic mothers etc. 

Also, all the babies born at our Hospital are kept under observation at our NICU for 2-4 hours and are handed over to parents once the necessary examination is done by the paediatrician.

We hope that together we will be helping many more little warriors fighting for life in the NICU.

Stay blessed and safe.

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Yes, the very walls of Al-Mustafa Hospital's NICU may not have seen you in person, but have felt the warmth of your love. Nothing can be more sacred than helping a mother hold her baby in her arm and your kindness has made it possible by helping us to provide treatment to155 babies in the past four months. 

The total number of neonates admitted at the NICU of Al-Mustafa Hospital from August 2020 to November 2020 was 155 out of which  50 babies were born at Al-Mustafa Hospital and 105 were out-door admissions (referred to us from different government and/or private hospitals mostly due to unavailability of space and treatment facilities at government hospitals or due to high treatment costs at privately owned hospitals which the poor parents are unable to afford). 20 out of 155 neonates developed respiratory distress and were given treatment on a ventilator.

Most of the babies admitted in the NICU are either preterm i-e having the gestational age of fewer than 34 weeks or are admitted due to low birth weight i-e less than 1500 g. These two conditions are the most common cause of infant mortality in Pakistan as they further lead to multiple life-threatening complications in the neonates. Other complications include hyperbilirubinemia, severe intrauterine growth restriction, severe hypoxia, respiratory distress, infants of diabetic mothers etc. 

Also, all the babies born at our Hospital are kept under observation at our NICU for 2-4 hours and are handed over to parents once the necessary examination is done by the paediatrician.

We hope that together we will be helping many more little warriors fighting for life in the NICU.

Stay blessed and safe. 

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Al-Mustafa Welfare Society

Location: Karachi, Sind - Pakistan
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Twitter: @MustafaSociety
Project Leader:
Sarah Ahmed
Karachi, Sind Pakistan
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