Sri Lankan woman gives birth to sextuplets

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka has welcomed the rare birth of sextuplets at the Castle Street Hospital for Women (CSHW) in Colombo.

As per reports, a woman from Ragama has given birth to the sextuplets.

Speaking in this regard, Neonatal Paediatrician Dr. Saman Kumara said all six babies are currently being treated and monitored in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Accordingly, five of the babies are receiving medical attention at the Castle Street Hospital while the other infant is at the National Hospital in Colombo.

Dr. Saman Kumara mentioned that the babies were born prematurely, at 26 weeks, and weighed between 400g-700g at birth.

He said the sextuplet is currently on ventilators and is given utmost care although keeping such preterm infants alive is a massive challenge.

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