3 pairs of twins delivered in 75 minutes at Sabah hospital


PETALING JAYA: If you think you’ve had a busy day, try being a staff member at a hospital in Sabah which welcomed three sets of twins in an hour and 15 minutes this week.

The district government hospital in Keningau saw three mothers giving birth between 12.38pm and 1.53pm on Tuesday, director Dr Ridwan Hashim told The New Straits Times (NST).

According to Dr Ridwan, the six babies – five boys and a girl – made up more than half of the average daily delivery rate at the hospital, which is 11.

However, the hospital was well able to manage the three sets of twins, as it is equipped with eight labour suites, he added in the report.

He told the daily that the babies all weighed between 1.8kg and 2.45kg.

Pictures of the babies have since been posted on social media, with many congratulating the parents and thanking the hospital staff who attended to the deliveries, NST reported.