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Health News of Thursday, 3 November 2011

Source: GNA

TTH records 11 deliveries to mark World Population Day

' Tamale, Oct. 31, GNA - The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) recorded 11 births in the early hours of Monday, October 31, 2011 as the world's population is expected to hit the seven billion figure today.

Six male and five female babies were born through normal deliveries without any complications, Dr Patrick Adike, House Officer at the TTH told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview at Tamale on Monday.

He said the trend of population growth yearly at the hospital increased from 7, 000 in 2010 to about 7,500 in 2011. "Currently, the total number of births between January and September 2011 is about 6, 000", he said.

Dr Adike said the hospital was congested and lacked good equipment to work with, especially at the labour ward.