UTH Managing Director Luckson Kasonka has revealed that the five babies who were born from a 32 year old Lusaka woman this week are doing extremely and have good chances to live.
Dr. Kasonka told Journalists in Lusaka that the Quintuplets are doing well and that a team of medical experts is working round the clock to ensuring that all the babies live.
“It is the wish of the parents that all the babies live and as Doctors, we are working towards that,” said Dr. Kasonka.
He revealed that the babies were delivered at 32 weeks after Doctors started noticing increasing possibilities of medical complications regarding the health of the mother.
“Originally, we had planned on carrying out this C-section at 34 weeks which was supposed to be November 5th but the weight of the mother and her rising BP forced us to carry out the operation,” he said.
“The babies are in a tightly controlled environment at the Neonatal section with 24 hour medical attention and we are confident that they will pull through.”
He disclosed that the mother is equally out of danger but is still at the hospital for continued observation.
Shabby Mulenga, a ZESCO employee became the first woman in Zambia to give birth to four boys and one girl through an operation carried at the hospital late Tuesday.