UCTH Records Quintuplets as Wife of Gov, Dr Linda Ayade Gives thanks to God, Donate N1.5 M Plus Incubator


Charles Ekanem|11 January 2017 ITS A GOOD SIGN FOR CROSS RIVER STATE IN 2017——DR BETTA EDU. Earlier today at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital history was made as the family of Dr Edet recorded a delivery of Quintuplets ( 5 babies ) at once.  Recounting the experience the father of the babies, Dr Edet said his wife was referred to the UCTH Calabar. He said, “God is never late. I have waited on for 10years for this children. We realised that God was going to bless us with something special when my wife had a scan after some months of the pregnancy. “At that point, we knew she was carrying more than one baby in her womb. He expressed happiness at the birth of the babies, he said he would need support from well-meaning Nigerians and the Cross River State Government to enable them take good care of the babies. The scene changed when the mother of Cross River State who was about to travel made a U-turn to the hospital. Speaking, Her Excellency, Dr Linda Ayade said history has been indeed made. She noted that she has never seen quintuplets delivered before although she has heard or read in books. She noted that 5 is a divine number for Jesus, Grace, Mercy and 9th January is number of completion on the first month of the year. She said God has showed us a sign that this is our year of abundance. On the first day of the year, it was twins, today its quintuplets, am over joyed!!!! She instantly donated 1 million Naira to the family of the quintuplets, 500,000 Naira to UCTH Doctors and other staff on duty and an Incubator to the Hospital to help with the management of the children. Dr Ayade went further to state that her husband, His Excellency, Senator. Prof. Ben Ayade has extended his sincere congratulations to the family of the babies while attributing it as the handiwork of God Almighty. He said his administration will not abandon the babies. Meanwhile, DG CRSPHCDA, Dr Betta Edu has noted miraculous delivery as a good sign to the state. She admonished the First Lady for once again reinstating her commitment to Mother and Child Health in the State. She commended Her Excellency for touching the life of the babies with the cash donations and support to the hospital. She assured the parents that the State Government and the entire good people of Cross River State will not abandon them. She urged the family to make sure the babies are fully dedicated to God Almighty for divine protection. Using that platform, she advised the mother to opt for a form of family planning as she noted that it was the vaccine for maternal mortality. She encouraged women to emulate Mrs Edet who went for her antenatal and delivered in a health facility with a skilled birth attendant. Other people present at the history making event were the Commissioner for Health Dr Inyang Asibong, Commissioner for Information Bar. Rosemary Archibong (who said all the wonderful prayers for the children). Com for women affairs, Hon. Stella Odey, GM Of CRBC Hon. Theresa Essien. Wife of the Governor was received by at UCTH by the CMAC Dr Ngim who represented the CMD Dr Thomas Agan, the management staff, Dr Ofem Enang, Prof Iklaki, Dr Okoi obuli, the O&G surgeon Prof A.D. Ekanem and other health staff. Charles Ekanem
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