Over 150 babies were born on Christmas in major health facilities in Kampala and across the country. At Mulago National Referral Hospital, 62 births were registered.
According to the hospital spokesperson Mr Enock Kusasira, 32 babies were boys while 30 were girls.
Mr Kusasira said that currently, the hospital handles mothers with complicated cases and the rest of the cases are referred to other hospitals within Kampala.
At Mengo Hospital, 10 babies were born. The charge of Mpereza ward Joslyn Kabajungu said six were girls and four boys. At Rubaga Hospital 12 babies were born.
At Lira Hospital, 17 babies were born. Of these, nine were boys. The hospital authorities said three babies were delivered through caesarian section.
About 36 children were born in Maracha and Arua yet many other mothers were waiting to give birth in their labour suits.
At Oli health centre in Arua there were five babies born one of which was a girl. At Arua regional referral hospital there were seven and two at Kuluva hospital but there was one case where both the mother and the child died on her arrival at Kuluva. The Hospital authorities’ attributed the incident to late referral.
Maracha hospital gave the highest number of new born babies on Christmas day with 22 births registered.
Gulu district registered 41 new born babies, with Gulu Regional Referral hospital alone registering 18 births.
Compiled by Ismail Ladu, Juliet Kigongo, Julius Ocungi, Joseline Adiru, Martin Odong
SOURCE: Daily Monitor