The Lifeless baby girl
A bouncing baby girl of a couple has reportedly died in the womb at Suntreso Government Hospital in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ashanti Region after nurses of the Hospital deliberately abandoned a woman in labour for birthday celebration.
The sad incident happened last Saturday after a man named Mr. Eric Mensah sent his wife (Mary Ntim) in labour to the Suntreso Government Hospital on Friday April 30 2021 for delivery at 9 AM.
According to Mr. Eric Mensah who live together with his partner at Duase in the Manhyia North Constituency, his pregnant wife (Mary Ntim) entered into labour in the early hours of Friday morning.
He then transported her to the Suntreso Government Hospital for delivery.
He said they got to the facility at exactly 9 AM where he called on the nurses on duty to attend to his wife.
Though the nurses attended to her( woman in labour) but they shortly left the wife for a colleague’s birthday celebration at the Hospital’s labour ward.
Mr Eric Mensah told this portal that, he later called on the nurses to attend to his wife but all proved futile.
He later requested for the transfer of the woman to a different hospital for delivery looking at the pains she was going through but the nurses despised his plea and continued with the birthday celebration.
Mr Eric Mensah revealed that, the doctors of the Hospital had indicated on his wife’s antenatal care card that, Mary Ntim could only deliver through a caesarian (CS or C- Section) however, the birthday nurses did not check neither did they listen to him when he alerted them.
He further, said the nurses attended to his wife the next day, Saturday May 1, 2021 at about 12 PM but they could not handle the case therefore called on doctors for the CS.
He suspected his bouncing baby girl had died before the CS because the baby was not breathing.
Mr. Mensah declared that the doctors then deliberately rushed the lifeless baby to “mothers baby unit” (MBU) supported the baby with oxygen meanwhile she had already died.
The health workers who looked unconcerned wrapped the dead baby, put the body in a “key soap box” and handed her to him (Mr Eric Mensah) for burial.
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By: Joseph Marfo