Over 60 Christmas babies born in Gauteng

By Drum Digital
26 December 2012

More than 60 babies were born in Gauteng's public hospitals on Tuesday, Christmas day, said the provincial department of health.

Sixty-nine babies were born in seven hospitals in the province, the department said in a statement.

The highest number of babies born was Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital with 19--14 boys and five girls.

This was followed by Rahima Moosa Hospital with 14 babies, six boys and eight girls, George Mukhari with nine, four boys and five girls and Charlotte Maxeke with nine, six boys and three girls.

Yusuf Dadoo Hospital and Bertha Gxowa had seven babies each, five boys and two girls in the former and three boys and four girls in the latter.

Four babies were born at Kalafong hospital, three boys and one girl. MEC for Health Hope Papo was present at the hospital to give the new-borns gifts.

"During this time of giving, we would like to share with the mothers in

their joy as they bring new lives in this world especially on such a

blessed day like Christmas," Papo said in the statement.

-Sapa

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