192 babies born in Western Cape on New Year's Day

On Sunday, the Western Cape Health & Wellness Department announced the birth of 192 babies in the province’s public facilities. A total of 94 boys and 98 girls were put to bed.

The first baby delivered on New Year’s Day was a boy born at Mitchells Plain Hospital at 00:25. 

PICTURE - WCDoH: The first baby of 2023 born to Ashiekia Ellie at Mitchells Plain Hospital.

New Somerset Hospital and Tygerberg Hospital both delivered twin sets.

The Western Cape health department has committed itself to assisting parents on this exciting journey by offering comprehensive child health services.

‘’We congratulate the families of the newborns on the safe arrival of their little bundles of joy and wish them many years of happiness and good health. May you cherish the time together with your little ones, as parenthood is one of the most fulfilling and at times tough journeys.’’

‘’A child’s health is most vulnerable during the first 1 000 days of its life. This period, from conception until a child’s second birthday, offers a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. The importance of having your baby fully immunised against diseases cannot be stressed enough,’’ added the department.

‘’Ensure that your baby is fully immunised and follow the advice of healthcare workers at your local clinic. Make time to play with your child and support him or her as they grow and develop. Remember to take care of yourself as well,’’ the department concluded.


By: Sibulele Stuurman; Edited by: Mitchum George


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