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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019– Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Wednesday discharged Baby Jeremy who at the time of delivery weighed only 400 grams .He has been under incubation for five months .
The baby was born on April 1, 2019 at 24 weeks and was given the name miracle baby Jeremy .
While discharging the baby KNH Chief Executive Dr. Evanson Kamuri said the baby currently weighs 3.5kg.
“He will be discharged today, i can assure Kenyans that services offered to the new born are up-to-date,” he said.
Earlier, Dr. Miriam Karanja, a neonatologist, had explained in length how the baby had difficulty breathing after birth.
Baby Jeremy is the second baby at KNH to be born weighing 400g; the first one was Baby Hope.
Dr. Karanja also revealed that Baby Jeremy suffered from rickets as a result of lack of enough calcium when the mother was pregnant.
He however noted that the baby is now healthy and was even among those counted during the census.
The doctors later proceeded with a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate Baby Jeremy who was later handed over to the parents who were eagerly waiting to have their bundle of joy.