Busiest maternity ward, where else?

21 Jun

It may look more like an overcrowded squat but this is actually a maternity ward.

The ward is at Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila in the Philippines where some 300 new mothers crammed three to a bed.

It is one of the busiest maternity wards in the world with an average of 60 births a day but it can record as many as 100 in 24 hours.

‘Sometimes, during high season, 13  to 16 babies are in the delivery room at the same time,’ Arlene Matanguihan, a resident doctor, told the Guardian.

‘It’s chaotic but an organised chaos. We can still manage – no baby drops out on the floor.’ Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk

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