Livingstone Hospital records triplets among New Year babies
LIVINGSTONE University Teaching Hospital has recorded a set of triplets, all boys born of New
Year from a 30 years old mother.
The District has however recorded a total of nine New Year babies including the triplets.
Speaking when she presented the hampers to the babies on New Year’s Day, Livingstone
Mayor Constance Muleabai described the birth of triplets as a blessing to the City as it has
never happened for a long time.
Ms Muleabai said the triplets who were born through cesarian from a 35 year old mother,
Christine Zimba are magical babies who are supposed to be looked after by not only the parents
but by the entire Livingstone community.
And lead surgeon during the delivery of the triplets Dr Kenneth Chibwe disclosed that the three
boys were delivered between 07:42 and 07:44 hrs.
And in Kitwe, RODGERS KALERO reports that the Kitwe Teaching Hospital (KTH) recorded 16
New Year babies out of which one is a set of triplets and a set of twins, a development which
Kitwe Mayor Mpasa Mwaya has described as a good beginning for the city of Kitwe. Ms Mpasa
said yesterday when she delivered the hampers to the mothers of New Year’s babies that there
was need to ensure that health personnels at the hospital remain committed and dedicated to
duty in ensuring that maternal health care was provided to expectant mothers.
Ms Mpasa has also urged the management at the hospital to ensure that it strives to improve
standards on maternal health and general health and medical service delivery
And Kitwe Teaching Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent Kazuma Seke has said the hospital
has intensified COVID-19 testing among patients and health staff in order to curb the spread of
“The set of triplets were born through caesarian section while the twins were through normal
delivery and that both mothers were in good condition. KTH has recorded a total of 16 new born
babies of which 12 are female while four are males, among them we have a set of triplets and
twins,” he said.
On COVID-19, Dr Seke said the hospital had intensified testing of patients and its staff to
ensure that there was no spread of the pandemic.