From the Field- Shri Mrityunjaya Health Clinic Now Empowered to Save Tiny Babies

Shri Mrityunjaya Health Clinic is a small facility in Davangere district of Karnataka, India, which until now, had absolutely no equipment to keep babies warm. Since most of their patients can’t afford specialized neonatal care, this facility ends up treating many sick babies. In the absence of any other options, the clinic used a room heater to keep babies warm – a highly unsafe and ineffective solution.

Fortunately, the Embrace infant warmer has provided a ray of hope for this clinic. It has now become the standard of care for low birth weight babies, and given families access to life-saving technology that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.          Laxmi resting, while her baby girl sleeps peacefully by her side. 

Laxmi, delivered her daughter via C-section at the Shri Mrityunjaya Health Clinic. Her tiny baby girl weighed 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs) and was in desperate need of thermal support. Luckily, Laxmi was able to place her newborn in the Embrace infant warmer where she stayed for seven days, drastically improving her body weight and overall health.

This is the impact we strive for – empowering doctors, nurses and parents to save tiny babies through high quality health care, and ultimately give each infant an equal chance for a healthy life.

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