By Jane Nambi
A woman from Bukomansimbi has given birth to conjoined twins.
37-year-old Hadija Namusoke, a mother of ten children gave birth to the twins on Monday and is at the moment still admitted at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.
The twins share one body, one stomach and chest. By Tuesday evening one of the twins was facing obstructed breathing. The head of maternity department, Dr Gonzanga Ssenyondo said there were plans to refer the babies to Mulago National Referral hospital.
“We need to pray that their condition quickly stabilizes so that we refer them to Mulago,” he said. Before being referred to Masaka Hospital, Hadija first went to private birth attendants in Bukomansimbi. At the time, she was experiencing severe complications.
“Things would have been easier if the mother had initially had a scan so that we could give her the due specialized attention, she was just brought here as an emergency, but we are doing everything we can to save the twins,” he said.