Last year a nursery was established adjacent to the Maternity Nurse’s Station. Most days it is empty as the babies usually are with their mothers on the Maternity Ward. Sick or premature babies are kept in the Nursery. Since we are still in the rainy season it was time to pour.
This morning there were 7 preemies in the Nursery ranging from 2.5 to 4.0 pounds and all were doing well. The first 6 got incubator space only because there were 2 sets of twins. The hefty 4 pounder is relying on a half dozen blankets to keep him warm. 2 of the babies were born at Health Centers and referred here because of there small size.