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26 children born at JTH during Chrismas, New Year

Author: Charles Wote | Published: Monday, January 2, 2023

Lucky Gloria, Associate Clinician at the Department of Obstetric and Gynecology at Juba Teaching Hospital. (Photo credit; Charles Wote/Eye Radio).

A reproductive health specialist at Juba Teaching Hospital says the facility has registered 26 deliveries on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Lucky Gloria, an Associate Clinician at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology says the number of deliveries has reduced compared to last year.

Fifteen women gave birth on December 25, while eleven women gave birth on January 1st.

According to her, this is less than the statistics of last year’s festivities, which was 36 deliveries.

“This year the number of deliveries has been a bit reduced during the festive season. But last year, the number was a bit high compared to this year,” Gloria told Eye Radio.

“In December last year, we had up to 18 deliveries and two caesarian sections and on the 1st of January last year, we had up to 17 again which is a great achievement to us but this year about 15 on the 25th [December], and 11 on the 1st of January.”

Lucky Gloria added that two children died, out of the 15 deliveries during Christmas.

“Two babies did not make it out alive. They passed on before they were born.”

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