Bollywood director Karan Johar’s newborn twins, who he has named Yash and Roohi, were discharged from Surya Mother and Child Hospital on Wednesday (March 29) afternoon.
The twins were admitted to the hospital on February 7 and were in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as they were born prematurely.
Describing the twins as fighters Dr Bhupendra Avasthi, Director, Surya Mother and Child Hospital, said, “The twins were born two-and-a-half months early. Their weight was below 1.5kg and needed special care. At the time of discharge, they were healthy and had gained normal baby’s weight.”
The twins were conceived via IVF. Johar had written on social media then, “I am ecstatic to share with you all the two most wonderful additions to my life, my children and lifelines; Roohi and Yash. I feel enormously blessed to be a parent to these pieces of my heart who were welcomed into this world with the help of the marvels of medical science.”
Read the post here:
My mother and I remain eternally grateful from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and care that were given to Roohi and Yash Johar… pic.twitter.com/G18HsgTkXl
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 27, 2017
The hospital has started #Savepreemies campaign to spread awareness among the public.
“Premature babies are not fully-equipped to deal with life in our world. Their little bodies still have underdeveloped parts which include lungs, digestive system, immune system and skin. India needs many more NICU units for ‘preemies’, where they can survive first few days, weeks or months after birth until they are strong enough to make it on their own,” said Dr Avasthi.
Full term and 40 weeks is a gestation ideal. Johar’s kids were born at 30 weeks, on February 7 and in week of March 28, they would have completed 37 weeks. But, since they were twins, anything more than 35 weeks is good enough.
So, what does it mean to be a premature kid, even if you aren’t Karan Johar’s kids?
- Anything before 37 weeks – is premature
- Anything before 32 weeks means that the lungs are not mature
- Key to treating premature kids is managing right oxygen levels