Indian woman gives birth to premature quintuplets

Indian woman gives birth to premature quintuplets

A 25 year old woman in India has given birth to premature quintuplets at a government run hospital in eastern part of the country.

ManitaKumari gave birth to the babies at the district hospital in Ambikapur on Saturday. All the five baby girls have been kept in neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) as all of them were underweight. The medical staff at the hospital called them 'five-star babies'. The five sisters are believed to be the most premature quintuplets babies born in the country yet.

Manita and her husband Mahesh are very happy with the birth of their five daughters and are parying for their wellbeing. The babies were born through normal delivery at 10 am. Doctors said that the organs of the babies are fully developed but the baby girl with the lowest weight among the five is just 1 kg while the heaviest is of 1.5 kg.

Dr NP Pandey, chief superintendent of Ambikapur district hospital, said, "Babies are premature and were just six to seven months in the womb. They all have very low-birth weight (LBW) and survival rate of LBW children even in best hospitals is low," said Dr NP Pandey, chief superintendent of Ambikapur district hospital.

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