Gaje Zubairu, a 38-year-old woman, who was delivered of quadruplets at the General Hospital, Malumfashi, Katsina State, last Wednesday through caesarian operation, died Sunday morning.
The hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Dr. AbdulHamed Abdullahi, confirmed the development, but provided no details on the circumstances surrounding the death.
He said on the phone, “Yes, the woman died about 11 this morning (Sunday). But I will call you back to give you details as I am driving.”
Sources at the hospital said Gaje’s death was unconnected with the caesarian section, because, according to them, her health condition had already stabilised after the operation and plans were even being made for the naming of the babies.
One of the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “Gaje had already scaled though the operation stress and we were looking forward to the naming ceremony of the babies.
“A good Samaritan had even purchased the ram that is to be slaughtered on Wednesday for the naming ceremony. We were just alerted this morning from our duty post to her sudden restlessness and few minutes later, she was dead.”
It was learnt that Gaje’s remains were taken to her village, Gora Dansaka, for burial according to Islamic rites on Sunday.
Gaje had been delivered of three boys and one girl through a caesarian operation last Wednesday by a medical team at the General Hospital, Malumfashi, Katsina State.
One of the quadruplets died in the evening of the delivery date, leaving three behind.
Family sources said the remaining three babies were in good condition.