Three of the quadruplets born at the Federal Medical Centre, Azare, Bauchi State have passed away.
The babies were born prematurely with their weights ranging from 0.9 - 1.2 kg against the normal baby weight range of 2.5 - 3.5 kg.Shamsudeen Lukman Abubakar, the Special Assistant on Communications to Bauchi State Governor, disclosed this yesterday following his visit to the hospital to provide assistance to the mother, Hajia Fuzaimatu
Governor Abubakar, represented by Shamsudden and Mohammed Nuraddeen on Tuesday paid a special visit Fuzaimatu, who became popular after giving birth to quadruplets early this month.
Hospital checks carried out by government officials since the inception of the administration saw the mother of four receiving gifts of food stuffs and other items. Present at the visit were also the husband, Mallam Sa’idu; Head of Social Welfare, PRO Medical Centre, Nurses, and other well-wishers.
Sadly, the Medical Staff in charge intimated the team that 3 of the quadruplets died, while the surviving child is receiving critical care.
He added that the babies were tiny at birth with their weights ranging from 0.9 - 1.2 kg against the normal baby weight range of 2.5 - 3.5 kg.
The father of the quadruplets, Mallam Sa’idu on behalf of the family expressed his sincere gratitude to the Governor of Bauchi State and the entourage. Hajia Fuzaimatu shed tears of joy, and expressed delight and happiness that the Governor of the state can identify with her family. She maintained that she will never forget the kind action of the Governor.
Paying condolences and congratulations on behalf of the Governor and people of Bauchi State; SA Communications, Shamsuddeen Lukman told the family to take heart on the loss of 3 of their 4 children. He reiterated the government’s commitment to those in the grassroots, while urging the Medical team to give both mother and child adequate medical attention.
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