PM hands parents of Polish sextuplets keys to new car

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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday morning visited the parents of Polish sextuplets at the University Hospital in Krakow, south Poland, and gave them the keys to a new nine-seater Volkswagen Transporter car.

The vehicle was purchased by foundations run by Poland's biggest bank PKO BP and the state-owned Polish Development Fund.

Four girls (Zosia, Kaja, Malwina and Nela) and two boys (Filip and Tymon) were born at the Kraków hospital on May 20. A day later the doctors assessed the condition of the sextuplets as "satisfactory".

The babies were delivered via caesarean section in the 29th week of pregnancy. The smallest newborn weighed 890 grams and the biggest one 1,300 grams. They were all placed in incubators.

The parents already have a two-and-a-half-year-old son.

Doctors say the newborns will have to spend the next two to three months in hospital. Four of them already breathe on their own while the remaining two need to be supported by a respirator.

The odds of giving birth to sextuplets is an astounding 1 in 4.7 billion.