- A 27-year-old woman has given birth to conjoined twins at the Akuse Government Hospital in the Eastern Region for the first time
- This makes it a historic medical feat in the hospital's 111 years of existence
- The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, disclosed this in a post on his Facebook wall
A 27-year-old woman has given birth to Siamese twins at the Akuse Government Hospital in the Eastern Region for the first time since the hospital's inception in 1911.
The mother and the conjoined twins are doing well.
Announcing this historic medical achievement in a post on Facebook, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who was invited to witness the rare phenomenon, celebrated the medical team led by Dr Tyrus Valmont.
''Today history was made. The Akuse Government Hospital established in 1911 successfully carried out its first delivery of conjoined twins (Siamese twins).
''Happy to report that mother and conjoined babies who are all my beloved constituents from Torgorme are well and doing great. I celebrate the medical team led by Odade3 Dr Tyrus Valmont for this remarkable feat,'' he said.
The MP for North Tongu indicated that though the Akuse Government Hospital is located in the Eastern Region, it serves many of his constituents in the Torgorme, Fodzoku and Juapong enclave.
To mark the historic occasion, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa donated an infant incubator to end the years of lack of an incubator in the hospital.
He also donated other items requested by the experts for the mother and children, pledging to shoulder all financial commitments including the cost of final surgery to separate the conjoined babies who appear to be joined at the thorax.
Read the full post below.
In other news, Briefly News reported on a couple in Benin, Nigeria who welcomed a set of quadruplets in addition to their six children. Tthe husband, identified as Austin Ohenhen, said he ran away for a while after hearing the news. According to Austin, he returned home after words of encouragement from friends and family.
The 35-year-old mother-of-10 said since the arrival of the quadruplets, God has been blessing the family. She, however, called on others to come to their rescue as she and her husband are currently unemployed and need assistance to take care of the babies. According to the new mum, she got married to her husband in 2005 and planned to give birth to four children.
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