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87 born on Xmas in Masvingo province 

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87 born on Xmas in Masvingo province 


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MASVINGO- A total of 87 babies were born in hospitals and clinics around Masvingo province. Provincial Medical Director (PMD) Dr Amadeus Shamu said 87 deliveries were recorded on Christmas day alone across the province.

He said Masvingo District has the highest with 23 deliveries followed by Bikita with 16 births, and Zaka is third with 15 babies. Mwenezi is fourth with 13 births, and Gutu sixth with eight babies. Chivi and Chiredzi had six births each. 

Masvingo Provincial Hospital recorded 85 births from Christmas Day to January 1, 2024.

Hospital Medical Superintendent Doctor Noel Zulu told The Mirror that 10 babies (five boys and five girls) were born on Christmas Day while 17 babies (nine boys and eight girls) were born on New Year’s Day. He added that a set of twins was delivered on December 26, 2023 and 56 babies were delivered between December 26 and 31 December, 2023.

“We received 85 deliveries at Masvingo Provincial Hospital from December 25 to New Year’s Day with 41 boys and 44 girls,” he said.

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