Dr. Eliza Jacob, a pediatrician with an Abuja-based hospital has advised parents and the public to respect the rights and well-being of children with down syndrome.
Jacob gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
According to her, down syndrome patients have many health challenges, including internal organs abnormalities,
recurrent infection, mental retardation and stunted growth.
She pointed out that children with the condition needed physiotherapy, adding that they age faster than normal people. (NAN)