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213 babies born on new year’s day, January 1, 2020.
This is according to Gauteng department of health which said it was just a normal day for nurses and doctors who were on duty after bringing new lives to earth safely with no hiccups.
“Tertiary, Regional and District hospitals delivered 118 babies combined and Community Health Centres 56 babies. Academic hospitals delivered 39 babies. From Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital 25 babies were born.”
That is Kwara Kekana, spokesperson for the Gauteng Health MEC speaking in a statement on Wednesday.
Of the 213 babies, 118 were girls while 95 were boys.
MEC for Health Dr Bandile Masuku applauded nurses and doctors for a job well done being committed to their work while other people were celebrating.
While on the other hand the Western Cape welcomed 58 babies after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Day.
A number of 32 boys and 26 girls was recorded by the close of business yesterday.
Gauteng MEC Masuku also encouraged mothers to breastfeed for at least six months.