Doctor gives Kangaroo care to preterm baby whose mother was sick

Doctor gives Kangaroo care to preterm baby whose mother was sick

- Dr Da-Coster Dorkey, a medical doctor at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua is in the news after he offered the Kangaroo Mothercare to a preterm baby

- The baby had to be moved from an incubator to give access to other preterm babies but the little one's mother was sick

- Dr Da-Coster Dorkey offered to assist and his kind gesture has received massive accolades on social media

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Dr Da-Coster Dorkey, a young medical doctor is driving positive change in the lives of patients in a hospital in Accra.

Briefly.co.za learnt that the young doctor recently offered the Kangaroo Mothercare method to a baby born before the due date for one of his patients who was sick and was also being cared for by her mother.

He held the baby under his clothing, upright and tightly on his chest while working.

The baby was first transferred into a cot to give way for younger preterms to have access to the incubator.

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Dr Dorkey opted to offer his kindness to the baby and his colleague Dr Afua Dwamena, believed to be the boss at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua shared an image of him on Monday, March 2, 2020.

The act of kindness by the doctor which is rarely seen has generated massive response from Facebook users with many applauding the young doctor for his good.

Some described Dr Dorkey as a ''true gem'' after Dr Afua Dwamena posted on social media.

''Today I feel proud as a doctor. I have a preterm on admission(premie A). Baby is not Sick but mother has not been well. Grandmother is with mother caring for her. As we needed the incubator for younger preterms who need the incubator more, we had to move premie A into a cot. Premie A needs mother to keep her warm but mother is not around.
One of my younger doctors, decided to carry baby A on his bosom whilst still working.
Today I am proud to have met this young man. Glad to have worked alongside with him. Ghananians are glad to have you with us.
I told him I will get a 100 likes for him and premie A. Come on people, let’s show him how we support the likes of him on these streets,'' she wrote on Facebook.

''Wonderful, dis is wat every health worker suppose to do, God bless u n gv u more knowledge,'' Francisca Arkoh said in response.

Jennifer Mensah said: ''Some people were born to be doctors and I think this guy is one of them.''

''Great! May God continue to bless you Dr. and your team to keep up the good work,'' Abdallah Safura wrote.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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