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Woman delivers a 7kg baby in Busia

13 February 2014, 12:35 Jane Zack

Busia - A 29-year-old woman is still recuperating at Nangina Mission Hospital in Samia sub-County of Busia County after giving birth to a 7kg bouncing baby boy on Tuesday.

The hospital's Chief executive Officer, Dr Ben Oriko said the he was out of the facility on official duty during the arrival of the expectant mother at the hospital, and that the woman is in good condition. He further pointed out that the delivery was the first of its kind in Africa.

The woman, identified as Mevlyn Mango from Makina village in Budalangi, arrived at the hospital on Monday and was received by a team of nurses and doctors led by Dr Martina, a specialist from Germany.

“I had gonefor a medical stakeholders forum at Sirimba health centre in Bunyala when the expectant mother was brought in by her relatives, but when I noticed the condition she was in, I immediately alerted the health team at Nangina Mission hospital to prepare to handle the case,” Dr. Oriko said.

The mother was admitted at the hospital where she delivered a baby boy on Tuesday through a C-section.

Oriko noted that the woman appeared unusually exhausted and weak at the time of her arrival, a situation that prompted the medical team to rush and attend to her as she was at the point of death.

Dr Martina, who supervised the operation, disclosed that the operation lasted close to an hour.

The woman did not hesitate to thank the hospital staff for their effort to ensure safe delivery.

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