The first NMC ‘Baby of the National Day 2019’ was born just seconds past midnight
November 19, 2019 | 2:58 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: NMC Specialty Hospital Ruwi, had the pleasure of bringing the first NMC baby of the National Day 2019 into world, “at the stroke of midnight”. The baby boy was born at exactly two seconds past 12 midnight and came in weighing 3.27kg. welcomed the baby boy, weighed 3.27kg, Mr Ranjith Kumar, The Head - Operations said “the couple were delighted with the birth of their first baby on the National Day, who has been due on the next day of the National Day 2019. “We’re all delighted here. It’s very good news,” he added. This is a new experience,” said the smiling mother, Mrs. Meenu Sharma, of the baby weighed 3.27kg when he came into the world at just two seconds after midnight, well ahead of his original due date of Nov 19. “It is a special boy for a special day,” she said. “We are blessed and lucky.” We are blessed to receive such a wonderful surprise on this day,” I had never imagined that my baby’s birth would coincide with National Day of the first year of our arrival itself. “added her mother. “We have been residents of The Sultanate for just seven months and It is an incredible feeling to have a baby on this day and I feel so fortunate, “baby’s father, Mr. Suman Kumar, commented. National Day means a lot to all the residents of Oman and we hope that our child has the qualities of the people of Oman – humble, politeness and generous in nature. “The prompt services and care provided to us at NMC Hospital is incomparable.” "I feel very happy and honoured," he said, "National Day will be another significant day to look forward to." Dr. Maheswary Rajalingam, who conducted the delivery was also delighted. “I am really happy to conduct the delivery at the dawn of National Day and both mother and baby are doing good in health,” Dr. Maheswary said. The newborn at the NMC Hospital gave his parents another reason to be thankful on National Day. Staff at the hospital said that National Day celebrations had added a special festive element to the welcoming of the baby. “The new arrival made it a very special National Day for families with their lifetime beginning on this significant day,” said Dr. Deep Makkar, General Manager, Group NMC Hospitals. “We were preparing for National Day celebrations and the baby’s birth ‘at the stroke of midnight’ has added so much delight to the celebrations. “We are pleased to be part of this joyous occasion and strive to make this beautiful journey an unforgettable one for the mother and the baby’s family. Staff distributed gifts and sweets to all mothers and their babies. Relatives and friends of baby were en route to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon to welcome the new member of the family. About NMC Specialty Hospitals: NMC Specialty Hospitals - Oman's fastest growing private healthcare provider. Located in multiple locations in Muscat, it’s a chain of secondary and tertiary Care Hospitals, with world-class out-patient and inpatient facilities. NMC Health Care, the Fourth largest healthcare facility in the World and the Second largest in UAE. The hospital provides comprehensive care in all major specialties spearheaded by Consultants. The hospital provides a full range of service including 24-hours Emergency Room, a Diagnostic Centre with low-dose C.T. Scan (64 Slice) with cardiac capability and the latest 1.5T MRI - a more precise and comprehensive form of scanning. The NMC hospitals in Oman, with a backing of hospital group with more than 46 years of international experience. Patient safety is our number one priority. This gives us the depth of experience across a wide range of specialties. Our multi-cultured staff, being highly qualified and experienced, are team players with vision, integrity and excellence. The medical team is capable to manage the full range of patient care. We maintain the highest standards and achieve them by regularly measuring and improving our outcomes.

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