By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba- A young woman, who sells garri at Ogbeogonogo market, Asaba, has given birth to a set of quadruplets. She had safe delivery at a private hospital in the city, weekend. The mother and the babies, three males and one female, are said to be in good condition.
Mother of the quadruplets, Mrs. Patience Obi, who hails from Ossissa in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state, was beaming with smiles, when she spoke to Vanguard. She said: “I thank God. I am fine and the babies are fine.”
She, however, called on government and well meaning individuals to come to her aid. Vanguard gathered that the husband, Mr. Obi, is a commercial motor cycle rider.
Proprietor of the hospital, Dr. Afoloabi Abdur-Razaak, told our reporter that while three of the kids came normally with their heads, one came out with the legs and despite that, there was no cause for a caesarian operation.
Dr. Afolabi said the delivery was not a big deal, “once you attend antenatal regularly and come on time for delivery before it is too late. The woman came when she was in labour.” He noted that Nigerian doctors were well trained like their counterparts abroad.
He said: “We can do it like our counterparts abroad. All that is needed is for government to fund the hospitals adequately, put the necessary infrastructure in place and people will be encouraged to seek medical attention here rather than abroad.”