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27.12.2007 Regional News

Seven children born on Christmas Day in Cape Coast

By GBC News
Seven children born on Christmas Day in Cape Coast

In Cape Coast a total of seven new babies were born at various health institutions on Christmas Day. Four of them were males. The babies weigh between 2.8 kilogram's and four kilogram's. Reports say the first delivery took place at the Central regional Hospital at about 1.16am.

The District Hospital recorded three births while the Ewim Urban Health Centre and the Central Regional Hospital had two each. There were no births at the University and Adisadel Hospitals.

Speaking in an interview with Radio Ghana in Cape Coast a staff Midwife in charge of the Maternity Ward at the District Hospital, Kate Plange Brown, said the number of children delivered on 25th December is less than that of the previous years.

According to her, married couples are embracing family planning practices and that partly accounts for the reduction in the number of Christmas day babies this years.

Miss Plange-Brown said the health personnel will continue to sensitize the women in their fertility age to produce number of children they can adequately cater for.