A Hue Central Hospital representative confirmed on Jan. 4 that another severely premature baby weighing just 700 grammes was in stable condition after a week of intensive care. Last November the hospital saved a 35-week baby of a woman who suffered a fatal heart attack.

The 35-week baby was born premature by a 25-year-old woman living in Quang Trach district, Quang Binh province, who was hospitalised on December 27 for lupus (SLE – systemic lupus erythematosus), pleural effusion (excess fluid in the lungs) and heart treatment.

She was delivered suffocating and severely anemic. Doctors said the baby was still attached to a respirator and was receiving intense medical care.

Another hospital, Bach Mai General, had previously saved a 700 gramme baby born prematured by a 28-year-old mother who died of septicemia./.