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Eleven babies made up of seven males and four females were delivered in three hospitals in the Kwahu area on New Year Day.

Two of the babies, a boy and a girl were delivered at the Nkawkaw Holy Family Mission Hos[ital in the Kwahu West Municipality .

Four babies, three males and a female were delivered at Kenop Care Hospital, a private health institution in Nkawkaw also in the Kwahu West Municipality while at Kwahu Government Hospital at Atibie in the Kwahu South District, recorded five deliveries made up three males and two females.

Four of the babies were delivered through caesarean operation at the Kenop Care Hospital and the Kwahu Government Hospital respectively.

All the babies are healthy and doing well.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview, a medical officer in charge of the Kenop Care Hospital, Dr Basik Awudu , advised midwives at the Community Health and Planning Services(CHPS) Compounds and other health centres in the communities to report early and timely to the hospitals to avoid complications which could lead to post natal deaths.

The midwife on duty at the labour ward of the Kwahu Government Hospital, Mrs Christina Boateng advised pregnant women to regularly attend the hospital and the CHPS Compounds and also take their medications to ensure safe delivery.

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