The Cross River Government has announced that the first quintuplets in the state's history were delivered Monday in Calabar to a couple who have been childless after 10 years of marriage.
Dr. Linda Ayade, DG PHCDA, Dr. Betta Edu, Commissioner for Information, Barrister Rosemary Archibong, Lead Doctor for delivery of quintuplet, Professor Iklaki, State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Inyang Asibong and father of the babies, Dr. Edet Okon by the side of the Mother of the children at the hospital ward
Wife to one Dr Okon Edet who works with Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, has on Monday, given birth to quintuplet after ten years of marriage and waiting for a child.
The quintuplet comprises of three girls and two boys, and were born between 10:50am and 10:54am yesterday morning. Doctors said they weighed between 1.45kg and 1.75kg upon delivery. They are currently in the Special Care Babies Unit of the Hospital in very good condition.
Meanwhile, the wife of the state governor, Dr Linda Ayade (a medical expert), who visited the new babies donated the sum of N1 million to support them in the meantime, and another half a million to the team of doctors for professional work done.
Father of the quintuplets, Dr. Edet was overjoyed. He thanked God for the doctors and pleaded for support from public spirited Nigerians.
Edet said “I want to thank God almighty, He’s a faithful God. The first time in the history of Cross River State, the first time in the history of UCTH. Five at a go! God has been just been faithful as we have concluded the first phase and the doctors have confirmed that the babies are kicking."
Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Inyang Asibong thanked the Obstetrics and Gynecology team for their professionalism and also the pediatrics team who will be taking over to ensure the babies stay healthy.
Dr. Ayade alongside the State Commissioner for Health , Dr Inyang Asibong also made a donation of an incubator machine to the hospital on behalf of Cross River State Government.