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Half of newborns in Nyeri hospital are pre-term

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The Nyeri Provincial General Hospital registers between 20 and 30 new births daily. A doctor, who declined to be named, said while post-natal wards admit cases related to other birth complications, half or more of the newborns at the nursery unit are born underweight. He said many of the premature births are born between the sixth and seventh month of pregnancy.

Half of newborns in Nyeri hospital are pre-term

By | 12 years ago

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