27 December 2012

Tanzania: 106 Babies Born On Christmas Day

Photo: Tommy Trenchard/IRIN
President Jakaya Kikwete calls on the nation to check population increase.

A TOTAL of 106 children were born on Christmas Day in Amana, Mwananyamala and Temeke Hospitals in Dar es Salaam Region.

The number brings to 244 babies that were born during Christmas celebration in the region. A survey conducted by this paper established that 38 of the babies were born at Temeke Hospital in Temeke District.

Temeke Medical Officer-in-Charge, Dr Curtias Mbalamula said that 24 were girls while 14 were boys.

In Amana Hospital, Ilala District, 37 children were born and among them 17 were girls and 20 were boys. In Mwananyamala Hospital, Kinondoni District, 31 children were born.

According to the Mwananyamala hospital Nurse- in-Charge, Ms Angela Magesa, 17 children were boys and 14 were girls. She, however, said the number of delivery has gone down at the hospital compared to past holidays.

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