57 Gauteng babies on New Years

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Hope Papo INLSA Gauteng MEC for Health Hope Papo and Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture:Lungile Mofokeng.

A total of 57 babies were born across Gauteng during the first hours of 2013, the provincial health department said on Tuesday.

Charlotte Maxeka in Johannesburg had the most visits from the stork, with nine girls and six boys delivered, said health MEC Hope Papo.

Mamelodi hospital had 11 babies take their first breath and Chris Hani Baragwanath welcomed 10 new lives.

Kafalong and Yusuf Dadoo were the first home of seven babies a piece, while Betha Gxowa gave special attention to the 4 babies it brought into the world.

Steve Biko has two little girls and a boy sleeping sweetly in its wards on Tuesday.

“We congratulate all the mothers that gave birth today and also encourage them to take good care of their babies and ensure that they receive the necessary immunisation,” said Papo in a statement. - Sapa


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