Five of the six surviving twins who were born to a woman in Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital yesterday also died.
According to the Jinnah Hospital administration, the weight of the children was extremely low due to which all the children died. Hina Zahid, a resident of Kala Pul area of Karachi, had six twins born together, out of which one was stillborn while five children were alive.
According to Dr. Ayesha Waris, in-charge of Gynecology Ward, all the children were born through normal delivery, in which three sons and two daughters were alive.
Dr. Ayesha said that according to the hospital protocol, they had asked to transfer the mother and children to the National Institute of Children’s Health in view of the need for intensive care so that the children can be kept in intensive care in the incubator.
According to the Jinnah Hospital administration, the children’s weight was extremely low due to which all the children died.
The doctor said, all the children were born through normal delivery, including 4 sons and 2 daughters, but one son was stillborn. The children, who were kept in intensive care in an incubator at the Children’s National Institute of Health, died on Thursday.
According to the director of the National Institute of Health for Children, Dr. Nasir Salim Sadal, the children’s weight was around 300 to 350 grams.
The survival rate of such children is extremely low worldwide. The twins born to the woman were in critical condition from the time of birth.