33 New Year babies in KZN thus far
1 Jan 2012
Today the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has announced that there are thirty three New Year babies born in the public health facilities between mid-night and six o’clock 06h00 this morning.
MEC Dhlomo said; “babies are the most beautiful gifts from God.We welcome New Year babies with great love and commitments to ensure that no child is born with HIV because they got it from their parents nor should any child not reach the age of five because of diseases that are preventable.”
The first New Year baby girl was born at Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg weighing 3,9kg to a 19 year old mother. There were six teenage mothers who gave birth which is a concern that the MEC has been vocal against.
The MEC will visit Stanger Hospital, today at 10h30, to welcome the New Year babies and to wish healthcare workers a happy New Year as well as to thank them for their continued dedication to serving the people. The MEC will also announce the department’s priorities for the year.
Issued by: KwaZulu-Natal Health
1 Jan 2012
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