Woman gives birth to triplets in Pokhara

POKHARA: A 22-year-old woman has given birth to triplets at Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara, on Thursday.

According to the hospital's director Dr Surya Chaudhary, the woman, who was seven months pregnant, gave premature birth to three babies -- two sons and one daughter -- through the caesarean section procedure.

Among the three newly born babies, the first one weighs 1.3 kilograms while the two others weigh 1.2 kilograms each respectively, Dr Chaudhary said, adding that all the babies and the mother are in a stable condition.

A team of medical professional including surgeons Dr Mahendra Pandey and Dr Balkrishna Taneja conducted the surgery successfully.

Meanwhile, the babies are kept at a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the hospital, informed Dr Pandey.