Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Indian woman, 55, delivers quadruplets

A 55-year-old Indian woman, who conceived through artificial insemination in her country, has delivered two-months premature quadruplets in Italy.

The woman, who has lived in Suzzara in Italy for 15 years, has given birth to four boys last week in the Italian city of Mantua, "La Gazzetta di Mantova" newspaper reported last week.

The babies were weighing between 750 and 980 grammes and are in incubators at the hospital but are doing well, the report said.

"We have been waiting for this moment for 15 years," the babies' 38-year-old father Pabla Maghar Singh, who is a metal worker, said.

"We are really very happy," he said. The babies have been named Manav, Manmeet, Roshan and Radveer.

The doctors of the hospital, where the babies were delivered, said the last case of this kind in their hospital goes back about thirty years ago.