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Two hospitals record 16 births on Christmas Eve in Sunyani

Sixteen babies were born on the Eve of Christmas in two hospitals in the Sunyani Municipality a Ghana News Agency (GNA) report has revealed.

The Sunyani Municipal Hospital recorded nine births comprising six males and three females, whilst seven births, comprising five females and two males were recorded at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital.

When the GNA visited the facilities on Wednesday, the babies were in good condition, whilst health workers – nurses and doctors were on duty.

The SDA Hospital, however, recorded one Caesarian Section (CS), and the baby girl was also in good condition.

Ms Rosemond Owusu, a Senior Staff Midwife at the SDA Hospital, commended the nursing mothers for attending regular antenatal clinics, which facilitated their smooth deliveries.

At the Sunyani Municipal Hospital, Ms Serwaa Akoto, also Senior Staff Midwife, advised pregnant and nursing mothers to eat enough fruits and vegetables, and reduce intake of fatty foods, so that they can improve their haemoglobin levels, which could enhance the general health conditions of their unborn babies.

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The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.

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