Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Photo: Reuters
Afghan president Hamid Karzai's wife delivered a baby girl at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon in India early Tuesday morning, reports Hindustan Times.
Karzai visited the hospital Wednesday morning and the mother and child have been healthy since the surgery.
The date for the surgery had been decided during Afghanistan first lady's previous visit to the hospital a few weeks ago, according to sources.
"The baby was born at around 9:30am. Both the mother and her baby-daughter are doing quite well. President Karzai was able to pay them a very short visit during his brief transit stay in New Delhi before going to Colombo, Sri Lanka, this afternoon. Both the president and the first lady enjoyed a few moments together with their newly born baby-daughter", informed Afghanistan's ambassador to India, Shaida Mohammad Abdali.
He added that the president's two other beautiful children were born in Afghanistan. In this case, however, due to some predictable medical complication, the specialised doctor in Afghanistan advised that the baby be delivered in India given the availability of specialised medical facilities and personnel.
"The delivery took place at the Fortis Hospital in Gurgaon. We're thankful to the hospital's medical staff for their superb services, as well as to the hospital's management team. And we're grateful to the Indian government for their continued support with everything, including facilitating the hospitalisation process", said Abdali.