… Begs Soludo for Support
By Ikeugonna Eleke
A housewife, Mrs Chidinma Amaechi, has given birth to a set of five babies after nine years of a childless marriage.
The quintuplets, consisting of three boys and two girls, were delivered at Life International Hospital, Awka, Anambra State, through caesarian section, on Thursday, 28 March 2023.
The 28-year old Mrs Amaechi, who finished her National Youth Service Corps Programme in July last year, is the wife of a petty trader, Mr Tochukwu Ameachi, based in Onitsha.
A caregiver in the hospital said the babies were delivered through a caesarian section and placed in the intensive care unit of the hospital.
She said: ‘The babies and their mother are responding very well to treatment, and there is no cause for any alarm.’
The elder sister to the nursing mother, Mrs Ebele Oranekwu, said the bill for the incubators alone was N250, 000 each day, and that the babies were expected to be on it for about 30 days.
She said: ‘The bill at the end may amount to about N7.5 million, aside from other huge bills already accumulated in the past two months of managing the delicate pregnancy at the hospital.
‘We are calling on the Anambra State Government and Non-Governmental Organisations to come to their aid to enable them offset the huge medical bills staring them in the face, to reap the full benefits of God’s blessings upon their families.’