Tears As Woman Dies Just Hours After Giving Birth To Five Babies

Emmanuel Ezunu, Head, Clinical Services and Training, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, has confirmed the death of a housewife who died 15 hours after she was delivered of a set of quintuplet, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports.

Mr Ezunu who made the confirmation to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Asaba, said Chukwunonso Onyejekwe, 29, died of complications after delivery.

According to him, the deceased suffered acute respiratory failure and died after a successful Cesarean Session (CS) delivery.

NAN gathered that late Mrs Onyejekwe was delivered of a set of five female babies.

Mr Ezumu said that the woman was brought into the hospital as an un-booked patient, and due to her emergency condition, she was taken straight to the theatre.

"The woman in question was brought to the FMC, on the 28th of January 2019, un-booked; that is to say, she was not a registered patient here.

"Also, when she came, we noticed that her blood pressure was so high and the condition put her in a high risk for a normal delivery.

"So, we recommended a caesarean session for safe delivery and she was moved to the theatre for an emergency CS," he said.

According to the medical officer, the woman never knew she was carrying a set of five babies.

He said late Mrs Onyejekwe told the hospital that the last scan she had revealed she was carrying a set of triplet.

Mr Ezunu said that doctors in the hospital successfully delivered the woman of a set of quintuplet at about 9 p.m. same day.

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