M’sian mum in a coma delivers healthy baby

Doctors at an hospital in Kuala Terengganu managed to operate and deliver a healthy baby girl while her 33-year-old mother is still in a coma.

Malay language Harian Metro reported that doctors performed a caesarian operation on the housewife last month.

Ms Nor Laila Razak fell into a coma October last year due to encephalitis when she was five months’ pregnant and was placed under close supervision at the intensive care unit.

Her husband, Rusili Usof, 35, said he was ecstatic with the arrival of his daughter Noor Shafikah.

He praised the doctors for saving her life despite his wife’s condition, The Star said quoting Harian Metro.

He said: “She (the baby) is a bit underweight, but is healthy. But I am sad for my wife who is still in a coma.”

Mr Rusili, a fisherman, said his mother will care for the newborn.

He also said he will continue to travel about 90km by motorcycle every day to visit his wife at the hospital.

Source: The Star, Harian Metro