LISBON — A healthy baby was born in Portugal to a mother who had been brain-dead for nearly four months.
“The baby boy, weighing 2.35 kilos (five pounds three ounces), was born after 32 weeks without complications and by Cesarean section,” announced the Lisbon hospital that carried out the procedure.
The mother had been declared brain-dead on February 20 after suffering a brain haemorrhage, the hospital said.
“The foetus appeared to be in good health,” it added, so “the decision was taken with the family to follow through with the pregnancy.”
The hospital said the successful birth represented Portugal’s longest-ever survival of a foetus whose mother was brain-dead.
A similar case in Poland saw a baby boy born to a brain-dead mother in April.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.