7th Billionth Baby Named After Health Minister Aronica Mashitisa

7th Billionth Baby

The 7th billionth baby has been born and is named Refilwe Aronica Mashitisa. It was confirmed that the baby of Elizabeth Mashitisa was named after one of the doctors and the Health Minister who operated on her for a Caesarean section.

The 38-year-old mother has all words of thanks for the Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, who last operated some 16 years back. The name was kept after the name of minister as a mark of reaching the mark of world's population of 7 billion.

The mother of two is told to be ecstatic on the birth of her new baby girl Aronica with weight 2.8 kg.

The best part of the operation was perhaps when Motsoaledi wore white boots, a surgeon's cap and blue "scrubs", to perform an operation and that too so smoothly. The mother and the baby were told to be well after the operation.

In response to it, Mark Schreiner, Deputy Director of the agency in South Africa, claimed: "I wonder if there's another country where the health minister would scrub up to deliver a baby”.

Furthermore, the minister performed another medical procedure on the mother to ensure that she cannot conceive further. The minister is told to have been very concerned about the accidental rate of pregnancies and called for rational approach while planning the family.

There have been reports that nearly 7,00,000 abortions have been done at state medical facilities between 1997 and 2008, though there are fair number of chances that this figure is far from the actual figure.

Further, the Health Minister has appealed to doctors not to go for caesarean section births unless until it’s the last resort left to save the life of mother and the baby, as there are reports which indicate that doctors do perform C section for money.


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