Bolgatanga, Jan. 3, GNA – The first new born baby delivered at 01:24 hours on New Year Day, by Midwives at the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga turned out to be a girl.
By 08:30 hours on January 1, five babies had been born at the Hospital, two females and three males, when the Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited the Hospital and by the end of the day a total of ten deliveries, including a still birth had been recorded.
Out of the ten deliveries, three were female and seven male.
Speaking to the GNA on Tuesday, Miss Esther Oppong, a Senior Staff Midwife at the Maternity Unit, said some of the deliveries came with complications but were well managed accordingly.
Miss Oppong said one of the babies, delivered via Caesarean Section, suffered a condition known as birth asphyxia and was being managed at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Madam Faustina Adongo, mother of the first baby delivered, told the GNA that she initially felt pain during the delivery, but quickly recovered afterwards.
She expressed gratitude and joy to God for a safe delivery on a New Year Day, and was grateful to the midwives for the care they gave her and the rest of the clients on the ward.
The Unit averagely records ten to fifteen deliveries per day.