Woman with quintuplets transferred to MTRH after complications

Evelyn Namukhula
Evelyn Namukhula, who gave birth to quintuplets

A woman who gave birth to quintuplets in Kakamega has been transferred to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

Evelyn Namukhula told Citizen Digital on Thursday that one of the babies developed complications and they had to be rushed to MTRH.

“My baby had trouble breathing and doctors at the Kakamega General Hospital decided to move us here so that the baby could get the help he needs,” Evelyn said.

She however said doctors had managed to stabilise the baby and he is recuperating well.

Evelyn gave birth to two male and three female babies on Wednesday.

They weighed between 1.2 to 1.6kilograms, according to doctors at the Kakamega hospital.

The 28-year-old who is now a mother of nine, lives in Sisokhe Village in Navakholo Constituency with her husband Herbert Wawire. They are both unemployed.

Kakamega County Executive Committee member for Health Rachael Okumu however said they will ensure that the family is enrolled for the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) for one year.

This is expected to cater for hospital bills on a one-year full premium plan.



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