Written by Sarah NEGEDU

FMC Jabi records birth of first quintuplet babies

Federal Medical Center, Jabi, has recorded the successful birth of its first set of quintuplet babies since the establishment of the hospital.

The Head of Clinical Services of the hospital, Dr. Felix Bolorunduro, said the medical feat was achieved following a successful Invitro Fertilization, IVF, and a Caesarean session carried out on the 44 year old mother.

He said though the hospital has recorded several multiple births before now, this is the first time the health facility will be taking delivery of quintuplet babies.

Dr. Bolorunduro, who is also an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist, said though all five babies and their mother are in stable condition, they are yet to be discharged due to the socio-economic conditions of the new parents.

Investigations by the Social Development Secretariat of the FCTA reveal that the parents of the quintuplets, Mr. Emmanuel and Susan Egenti, both occupy a single room at a shanty in Utako village.

Bolonrunduro noted that the hospital was still keeping the babies considering the health implication of releasing five newborns to huddle-up in a single room with their parents and other caregivers.

The 51 year Emmanuel Egenti, whose highest educational qualification is primary school certificate, said his patent medicine store could no longer support the growing medical bills and post natal care of the babies.

Mr. Egenti who hails from Anambra state therefore called on his state government, the FCT Administration, and other well-meaning Nigerians to come to his assistance in providing befitting accommodation for the children.

The Egenti quintuplets made up of two girls and three boys, came after 16years of marriage.



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