Nepal's miracle gel saves newborns from infection

By Gopal Sharma | Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:28 AM

By Gopal Sharma

DHULIKHEL, Nepal, March 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sangita Shrestha desperately waits in a hospital bed to see the baby girl she has just delivered. In the next room, a nurse applies a gel to the stump of the newborn's umbilical cord, wraps her in cloth and places her in a cot next to her mother.

"I was naturally worried and getting impatient. Now I am happy to know that my ...

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