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Woman dies after giving birth to quintuplets in Asaba

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TRAGEDY recently occurred in Asaba, Delta State capital at the Federal Medical Center, as woman, Mrs. Onyejekwe Chukwunonso died an hour after given birth to quintuplets.

The Head of Clinical Services and Training, Federal Medical Center (FMC),  Emmanuel Ezunu said the woman, Mrs. Onyejekwe Chukwunonso died as a result of high blood pressure and protein in the urine.

Dr. Ezunu who stated this at FMC, Asaba, said that Mrs Onyejekwe, from Imo State came to the hospital unbooked.

Dr. Ezunu said that the 29 year old Chukwunonso “did not cope with the strength of the surgery, the babies are stable and they are in the incubator”.

According to him, “she came on 28th January, Monday with multiple pregnancy unbooked, unbooked means she didn’t have the normal antenatal care. When she came in, the doctors saw that her blood pressure was very high and she had protein in the urine, in that condition she can not have normal delivery because the BP was very high”

“In a summary, she came on emergency, so the doctors had to take her in for operation, she had caesarean operation. The babies came out 9: pm that Monday, the babies were fine and mother was fine, but barely one hour, she developed complications”

The head of clinical services who noted that the husband of the deceased is an artisan based in Onitsha, Anambra State, said that the late Chukwunonso previously had miscarriage.

“She had difficulty in delivering.

“So they took her to an intensive care, from that time, so many consultants came to see her, unfortunately she died. She did not register here, she came from home.”

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