28-year-old woman, Chidinma Amaechi, on Thursday, March 28, 2023, has given birth to quintuplets, after nine years of childless marriage.
mNaija understands the set of five children consisting of three boys and two girls were delivered at Life International Hospital, Awka, Anambra State, through the caesarian section.
Chidinma who is married to a petty trader, Tochukwu Ameachi, and based in Onitsha, concluded her National Youth Service Corps program in July last year.
In an interview with Daily Post, a caregiver in the hospital said the babies are responding to treatment at the intensive care unit of the hospital.
She said: “The children and their mother were responding very well to treatment, and there is no cause for any alarm.”
According to the elder sister of the nursing mother, Ebele Oranekwu, the bill for the incubators is N250,000 for each day, and the children are expected to be on it for about 30 days.
She further called on the Anambra State governor, Charles Soludo, and well-meaning Nigerians to assist Chidinma’s family to enable them to reap the full benefits of God’s blessing.
She said: “The bill at the end may amount to about N7.5 million aside from other huge bills already accumulated, in the past two months of managing the delicate pregnancy at the hospital.
“We are calling on Anambra State government, the state Government and Non-Governmental Organisations to come to their aid, to enable them to offset the huge medical bills staring them in the face, to reap the full benefits of God’s blessings upon their family.”