Twenty-eight babies born in Windhoek on Christmas

26 Dec 2015 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 26 DEC (NAMPA) – Twenty-eight babies were born in Windhoek on Christmas Day.
The Katutura State Hospital recorded the highest number of births with a total of 16 babies, followed by Windhoek Central Hospital with six babies. Three babies were born at Mediclinic Windhoek and Rhino Park Private Hospital each.
The first baby was born at 00h42 to Thorosia Uises, who delivered the baby boy at home before coming to the hospital for professional medical care with her husband, Uavangaije Rukongo.
The baby weighed 4.5 kilogrammes (kg).
The Katutura State Hospital oversaw the births of 10 boys and five girls, while five girls and a boy were born at the Windhoek Central Hospital. Both Mediclinic and Rhino Park delivered two boys and one girl.
Rukongo was beaming with pride as he held his son in his hands.
“It is our firstborn, and I feel very happy. I want to thank God for such a beautiful gift on Christmas Day,” said Rukongo.
Fifteen of the babies were boys and 13, girls.
Registered nurse and midwife at the Windhoek Central Hospital, Catherin Bunaja told Nampa there were no major complications.
“We did not have any problems, all births were normal births. We did not even do any caesarean sections,” said Bunaja.
Last year, 35 babies were born on Christmas compared to this year’s 28.