By YANDE SYAMPEYO and NKOMBO KACHEMBA
THE University Teaching Hospital (UTH) recorded 35 assault cases on New Year’s Eve.
And 23 New Year babies were recorded at the highest health institution in the country between midnight and 10:00hours yesterday.
UTH spokesperson Mwenya Mulenga said in Lusaka yesterday that of the assault cases recorded, 32 victims are male and three female.
Mr Mulenga further disclosed that a four-year-old boy was badly beaten by his grandmother for reasons yet to be established.
He said the boy who is admitted at the hospital is in critical condition.
Mr Mulenga added that 15 road traffic accidents were recorded between 18:00 hours on New Year’s Eve and 06:00b hours yesterday.
He said of the number, nine are male adults, four female adults and two children.
Meanwhile, the hospital recorded 23 babies yesterday with a girl being born first at exactly midnight.
He said of the number, 12 are female.
The number was expected to rise by the close of the day.
And Kitwe Central Hospital (KCH) has recorded seven New Year babies which include a set of twins.
And Kitwe District Commissioner Elias Kamanga yesterday donated assorted food items to malnourished children KCH’s Kafubu ward as part of the New Year celebrations.
Kitwe mayor Chileshe Bweupe presented the baby hampers donated by Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) to the New Year babies in Luena ward.
KCH acting public relations officer Chizongo Tembo also said the hospital recorded 31 assault cases, two gender-based violence (GBV) cases and seven road traffic accident reports.
And Mr Kamanga expressed sadness over the number of children being admitted to the health institution due to malnutrition when the country has plenty of food.
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