The quintuplets in the incubator at the hospital. Photo Credit: Oby Arinze/Radio Nigeria
A housewife, Mrs Chidinma Amaechi has given birth to a quintuplet after nine years of childless marriage.
The quintuplets, consists of three boys and two girls, were delivered at a private hospital in Awka, Anambra State.
The 28-year-old Mrs Amechi, who finished her National Youth Service Corps programme recently, is the wife of a petty trader, Mr Tochukwu Ameachi based in Onitsha.
The babies were delivered after a caesarian session and are now in the intensive care unit of the hospital.
Mrs Chidinma Amaechi when she was pregnant with quintuplet. Photo: Oby Arinze/ Radio Nigeria
One of the caregivers who did not want her name mentioned, assured newsmen that the children and their mother were responding to treatment.
The elder sister to the nursing mother, Mrs Ebele Oranekwu said the bill for the incubators alone is N250,000 for each day, and the children are expected to be on it for about 30 days.
She said that the bill amounted to about N7.5 million aside other huge bills already accumulated in the past two months of managing the pregnancy at the hospital.
The family is therefore appealing to philanthropists, the state Government and Non-Governmental Organizations to come to their aid, to enable them offset the huge medical bills.
Reporting by Oby Arinze; Editing by Chinasa Ossai & Adeniyi Bakare