ABBOTTABAD: 26, OCTOBER, 2021: Six of the seven babies born to a woman in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's (KP) Abbottabad have died, a health official said on Tuesday, ten days after their birth at a private hospital.
A spokesperson for the Ayub Medical Complex relayed that the infants were underweight, due to which they could not survive. The condition of the sole surviving baby is also critical, he added.
On Oct 16, a woman had given birth to septuplets at a private hospital, according to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra also tweeted a photo of the children captioning: "6 of the septuplets (7 babies) born to a proud mother and father in Abbottabad, courtesy of #KPSehatCardPlus. Wishing you all a wonderful life!"
According to doctors at the Jinnah International Hospital, the babies were born in 32 weeks instead of 36 weeks.
34-year-old Rukhsana and her husband Yar Mohammad were already parents of two daughters before the birth of the septuplets. (04)