MOUNT HOPE: Following the birth of the country’s first sextuplets last week, their father, Kieron Cummings, said having a home in which to raise his children is a top priority.
Cummings, 29, a bank worker and Petra Lee Foon, 28, a teacher, created history last Monday when they became the nation’s first parents of sextuplets.
During a press conference at the Mount Hope Maternity Hospital, Cummings said an application was made to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) for a house approximately two or three years ago.
The application was presented to Housing Minister, Dr. Roodal Moonilal, who is reportedly looking into the matter.
Cummings told reporters that his babies, who are now at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, were blessings.
“The children are O.K., the mom is alright…she is in recovery and everything is alright,” he said.
The three boys and three girls were delivered by caesarean section. Lee Foon is listed in stable condition.
Asked about how he reacted with news that he was going to be the father of six, Cummings said: “I was amazed. I nearly fell to the ground, but it was all good.”