Dear Home of Triplets
Date: 12/02/2019 | Source: Uriminzokkiri (En) | Read original version at source
In Korea, birth of triplets is regarded as a propitious omen for the country, an auspicious event, and the triplets are reared at state expense.
It is only when the weight of each exceeds 4kg that they are allowed to leave the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital, and up to the age of four they are brought up at the Pyongyang Baby Home and similar institutes in provinces.
At present, six triplets are growing up at the Pyongyang Baby Home built in October 2014 on the bank of the picturesque Taedong River.
Here each set of triplets have several mothers; they are nurses and doctors who are responsible for their health and nursing.
As the saying goes, birth is much, but breeding is more; they take care of the triplets with such motherly affection that the kids call them moms. Every month they measure the triplets’ heights and weights, and work out nutrition management plans for every child in close consultation with the experts.
The triplets undergo medical checkup every quarter at the Okryu Children’s Hospital which is also responsible for their health. Once an abnormal symptom is discovered, they are admitted to the hospital there and then and given intensive care. The staff of the baby home also try to find the children’s talents while keeping an eye over their growth.
Whenever their parents visit the baby home, the triplets’ growing healthy bring pleasure to them.
The father of the three-year-old male triplets, Won Kang Song, Won Kang Dae, Won Kang Guk, said, “I was worried about their health just after they were born. But now they are in good health thanks to the staff of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital and the Pyongyang Baby Home, and I don’t know how to thank them enough.”