Salima District Hospital
Salima District Hospital

A 35 year old mother, Joyce Banda has given birth to quadruplets at Salima District Hospital.

Banda who already has five children, gave birth to four baby boys on the 16th of December. All were below 1.5 kilograms at 1400 grams, 1200 grams, 1200 grams and 1000 grams.

Banda who comes from Matumba Village has  Senior Chief Khombedza in the district has since appealed for help from well-wishers in Malawi. Banda said that despite coping with the challenge of having four babies at once, the real challenge would be supporting such a large family living as a subsistence farmer.

Banda, who is married to Geoffrey Milanzi said that this is not the first time she has given birth to more than one child, she has given birth to two sets of children before.

According to the manager of the maternity ward, Benjamin Mbalati the babies would remain at the hospital until their weight increases above 1.5 kilograms.

Salima district hospital public relations officer, Angella Nyongani has said that well-wishers are free to help the mother and the children.

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