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Anonymous Donor Pays For Quintuplets’ Hospital Bills

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Ranim Amir and Hassan check on one of their babies at the Saudi-German Hospital in Dubai. Image Credit: Gulf News

Ranim Amir and Hassan check on one of their babies at the Saudi-German Hospital in Dubai.
Image Credit: Gulf News

An anonymous donor has stepped up to pay the hospital bills of the quintuplets, who were born prematurely in February to an Emirati family.

Asking to remain anonymous, the donor heard about the Barmada family’s financial situation only four days ago, and was able to collect the full amount in time for the discharge of the two babies who were still in the Saudi-German Hospital.

The Barmada family, who lost one of their five babies just a few days after he was born, has been praying for the recovery of their four babies as they stood by their bedside for almost eight weeks.

“I keep thanking God, everything has turned out OK,” said Hassan Barmada, the father of the babies.

The four babies who have been under constant observation and treatment for almost two months, were finally able to go home yesterday after they were discharged following the full payment of the hospital bills.

While the total bill was set to reach an estimated Dh1.4 million, the hospital gave the Syrian couple a 50 per cent discount which was paid by the donor.

Looking forward to having his whole family home for the first time since their birth, Hassan said he is grateful for the support of his family, friends and colleagues at work at Al An TV for their financial and emotional support.

“I’m so grateful to everyone who supported me and to the doctors and nurses who took special care of my babies for the past two months,” said Hassan.

With the babies having passed the critical stage, the father of five said they are all healthy and recovering quickly.

“The heaviest baby is now 2.7kg and the lightest is the baby girl and she weighs 2.17kg,” said Hassan.

Pointing out that one of the babies had previously been diagnosed with having a fast heart beat, Hassan said that the doctors will carry out further checks to follow this up.

“The babies will visit the hospital every 10 days for regular check-ups,” added Hassan.

Hassan says his mother and mother-in-law will be around to help take care of the four babies for the next few months.

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

Donald Trump

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared himself the winner of the US Election 2020.

President Trump declared himself the winner of the US election in a tweet on Monday morning, November 16 by simply tweeting: “I won the election.”

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This came hours after he tweeted that his opponent Joe Biden “won because the election was rigged.”

The latest vote tallies project Democratic candidate, Biden a clear winner in the state-by-state Electoral College that decides the presidency, with 306 votes against Trump’s 232.

However, President Trump has remained defiant, continuously claiming he won the election free and fair.

US election: Trump claims victory hours after saying Biden won

 

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

Jerry Rawlings

Jerry Rawlings, a former Ghanaian president has reportedly died from suspected COVID-19 complications.

The former Ghanaian leader died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana on Thursday morning.

Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

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Rawlings initially rose to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, following a coup détat in 1979.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took control again in December 1981 as Head of State.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

Rawlings left office in 2000 after exhausting Ghana’s constitutional term-limit of eight years for Presidents.

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to concede after his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, secured the required number of electoral college votes to win the presidential race.

Shortly after Biden was projected winner, Trump in a defiant statement expressed that the election was “far from over” and criticised Biden for “rushing to falsely pose as the winner.”

“Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.

Also Read: Joe Biden Defeats Trump To Win US Presidential Election

“Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.

“The American people are entitled to an honest election, that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots,” Trump said.

 

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