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Thirty eight babies; 22 females and 16 males, were delivered between Good Friday and Easter Sunday at three health institutions in the Cape Coast Municipality.

Seven males and nine females were delivered on Good Friday, three males and seven females on Holy Saturday and six males and six females were born on Easter Sunday.

Twenty-two of the babies were born at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), popularly called "Interbetin," nine at the Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital with the Adisadel Urban Health Centre recording seven.

Madam Magdalene Kwofie, a midwife on duty at the CCTH, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview that out of the 22 births recorded at the facility, four were born through caesarean section, including a set of twins, while 18 were normal deliveries.

She said the hospital also recorded two intra-utrine fetal deaths but that both mothers, including those who went through caesarean section, were in very good health.

At the Cape Coast Metro Hospital, Madam Nancy Appiah, midwife in-charge, said two births went through caesarean section, which was on the Holy Saturday and indicated that the mothers, as well as the children, were in good health.

She said the hospital did not record any birth on Easter Sunday and advised expectant mothers to endeavour to get people to donate blood for them before delivery in order to have blood available for transfusion should they need it.

Ms Veronica Eshun, a Health Assistant at the Adisadel Urban Hospital, told the GNA that the facility did not record any birth on Holy Saturday.

Madam Rita Mensah, who had delivered few hours before the GNA visited the Adisadel Urban Hospital, was so happy to have given birth on the day of Jesus’ resurrection and was very thankful to God.
Source: GNA

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