FOUR of Zimbabwe’s major hospitals recorded 56 births on Christmas Day with Chitungwiza Central Hospital having the highest number of babies, HealthTimes has learnt.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
Chitungwiza Hospital had 21 babies born on the day.
“Chitungwiza Hospital had 14 girls and 7 boys,” said Family Health Director in the Health and Child Care Dr Benard Madzima told this publication.
Tailing Chitungwiza Hospital was United Bulawayo Hospitals with 14 babies having six boys and eight girls.
Seven girls and four boys were born at Harare Central Hospital while Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals’ Mbuya Nehanda Maternity Hospital recorded 10 births consisting of four boys and six girls.
In 2018, at least 72 babies were born on Christmas Day with Chitungwiza and UBH having the highest of 20births per hospital.
According to an IndexMundi 2018 estimate, Zimbabwe has an average birth rate of 34 births per 1,000 population.