27.12.2007 Health

4 Babies delivered at KATH on Christmas Day

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Forty-four babies, 24 males and 20 females, were delivered on Christmas day at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Miss Mercy Ofori, Nurse Manager, Directorate of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Hospital has said.

She said a total of 28 babies who were spontaneously delivered with 14 children being delivered through caesarean operation, adding that there were two sets of twins delivered among the babies.

Speaking to the GNA in Kumasi on Thursday, Miss Ofori said that all the babies were alive including their mothers.

Mr George Tetteh, Business Manager of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Directorate stressed the need for mothers to make use of the various satellite Hospital in the Metropolis to ease congestion at KATH.

He emphasized that all the Midwives and Doctors at these hospitals were trained and competent enough to handle cases as those at KATH, adding that KATH was a referral place for complications.

Mr Tetteh, who urged mothers to take advantage of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to reduce cost of giving birth also admonished mothers to take ante natal clinics very seriously so that they could be advised on safe delivery.

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