En­tire set of rare quin­tu­plets die in Kenya

The Gulf Today - - 6 -

NAIROBI: A Kenyan mother who gave­birth­toex­treme­lyrarenat­u­ral­ly­con­ceived quin­tu­plets has lost all ive ba­bies, ac­cord­ing to a hospi­tal in the south west of the coun­try.

The mother, Jac­in­tah Akinyi, 30 — who did not know she was car­ry­ing ive ba­bies — went into labour on Sun­day and gave birth to two ba­bies at home, who both died, be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to the Kisii Teach­ing and Re­fer­ral hospi­tal.

Nurse Man­ager Florence Ogero said a third baby died that night, due to be­ing un­der­weight and suf­fer­ing a con­di­tion caused by low lev­els of blood platelets.

“The other one had se­vere pneu­mo­nia and from all those birth-re­lated com­pli­ca­tions, th­ese ba­bies have suc­cumbed,” she told AFP.

“It was a pre­ma­ture de­liv­ery and the mother did not at­tend an­te­na­tal clinic. The mul­ti­ple de­liv­er­ies were di­ag­nosed upon de­liv­ery so there was no an­tic­i­pa­tion,” she added.

“We have tried our level best be­cause they were be­ing taken care of by a com­pe­tent team.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.