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26.12.2006 General News

Cape Coast records 19 Christmas births

By myjoyonline
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A total of 19 births made up of 12 boys and seven girls were recorded between Christmas Eve and the Day itself in the Cape Coast municipality.

Seven boys and five girls were delivered on Christmas Eve, while five boys and two girls were delivered on Christmas Day.

At the Cape Coast Regional Hospital, popularly called "Interbeton", Mrs Deborah Opong-Mensa, a senior nurse-midwife told the Ghana News Agency that the Hospital recorded eight deliveries made up of five boys and three girls including one through caesarian operation on Christmas Eve.

She said the Hospital also recorded three births including another through caesarian section on Christmas Day. They were made up of two boys and a girl.

Mrs Doris Garchie, a senior midwife, also told the GNA that the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Hospital recorded only one male delivery on Christmas Eve and two births, a boy and a girl at noon on Christmas Day.

At the Cape Coast District Hospital, Mrs Florence Quainoo, a nursing officer said only a baby boy was delivered on Christmas Eve. She said there were no deliveries there on Christmas Day.

Mrs Dorothy Morgue, a senior midwife at the Ewim Urban Health Centre confirmed that the Centre recorded two births on Christmas Eve, both girls, while a boy was born there on Christmas Day.

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