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ST reported that public hospitals including NUH have seen an increase in the number of visits to specialised high-risk pregnancy centres and clinics. NUH saw an estimated 9,400 visits by high-risk pregnancy patients in 2021, and this increased to about 9,900 visits in 2022. In 2023, the number is projected to rise to about 10,400, based on patient numbers so far.
Dr Anita Kale, Senior Consultant, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NUH, noted that patients with complicated medical conditions like kidney or liver failure are now better managed with the availability of organ transplants. As the health of these patients improves after transplant, they are able to plan pregnancy which needs multidisciplinary management.Media ArticlesNUH in the News