BIRGUNJ, April 25: A twenty-year-old woman in Birgunj delivered quadruplets on Tuesday. They include three girls and a boy.
Najma Khatun of Jayamangalapur in Chhipaharmai Rural Municipality-4 delivered the babies at Birgunj Healthcare Hospital at around 1 pm Tuesday. Bhumika Adhikari, matron of the hospital informed Republica that the three girls weigh 1.5 kg, 1 kg, and 800 grams respectively, and the boy weighs 1.25 kg.
According to the doctors, Khatun delivered the quadruplets in just seven months. Dr Sweta Chaudhary of the hospital said the babies are underweight and are not developed properly as they were born prematurely. The quadruplets have been kept at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) under the observation of Dr Ananda Kumar Jha, senior doctor of the hospital.
After her labor started on Monday night, the family had rushed Khatun to a nearby hospital at Pokhariya. From there she was transferred to Duncan Hospital across the border in Raxaul but the doctors there refused to handle the delivery citing complications and she was taken to the National
Medical College in Birgunj on Tuesday morning. But the doctors there also refused to handle the case saying it was risky and she was ultimately admitted to Birgunj Healthcare Hospital at 7 am on Tuesday, according to Khatun's husband Salim Gaddhi.
As per Dr Abulhayash Ansari, the hospital chairman, a team including Dr Chaudhary, Dr Ramtullah Sah, Matron Bhumika Adhikari, and nurse Samita Ale handled the delivery.