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ZAF evacuate Itezhi- Tezhi baby with gastroschisis to UTH

Filed under: Health & Nutrition |


The Zambia Air Force has evacuated a newly born baby in Itezhi-Tezhi who has a condition known as Gastroschisis to the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka

The baby was born at Mutenda Clinic from a 22 years old mother.

Gastroschisis is a birth defect where a hole in the abdominal (belly) wall beside the belly button allows the baby’s intestines to extend outside of the baby’s body.

Itezhi -Tezhi Member of Parliament Twaambo Mutinta saw off the evacuation which was facilitated by the District and Provincial Health authorities.


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