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Kakamega Quintuplets moved to ICU for specialized treatment

Babies developed complications

Kakamega Quintuplets moved to ICU for specialized treatment

Quintuplets born at Kakamega County Referral Hospital have been admitted to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) for specialised care after two of them developed breathing complications.

Doctors at the hospital stated that three of the quintuplets were stable but the others have been put under special care.

MTRH chief executive Wilson Aruasa said: “They were referred here after developing breathing complications. Among the preterm babies, two are unstable and the other three are out of danger.”


Supported breathing

The babies were born 10 weeks before their due date with the least of them weighing 820 grams and the heaviest 1.4Kgs.

According to the doctors their breathing was being supported through a ventilator and their lungs were being expanded to ensure they breathe propertly.

Their Evaline Namukhula, was also admitted to the hospital but she's in a stable condition.

Longer stay in hospital


Commenting on Ms Namukhula's condition, Dr Philip Kirwa, who is the director of reproductive health at the maternity wing said that she was being given physiotherapy assistance to help her walk properly.

"We are also doing a blood transfusion on her because she is a bit anaemic after losing a lot of blood," Dr Kirwa said.

"We are also ensuring she takes a balanced diet because she is not feeding for one but five babies. She must produce enough breast milk for them,” he added.

According to the doctors, Ms Namukhula and her babies might stay at the facility for at least three months for doctors to monitor.


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