General News of Thursday, 14 June 2018
A young couple in Accra has accused nurses at Ridge Hospital of stealing their newborn baby after delivery.
The husband, John K. Gabulja said he took his wife on Wednesday, May 16 and she had premature twins.
The twin girls, he indicated on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem were only 31 weeks so they had to be in an incubator.
Mr. Gabulja said, their mother after delivery was very weak so he had to care for the premature babies with the help of nurses.
“I was asked to pay GH?600 and buy baby dresses before I see the babies. I did exactly that and saw them very strong and kicking” he stated.
However, days later, he was told by doctors at the facility that one of the twin girls had died due to an infection.
“I was very surprised at the news because my girls were in good health when I left them. My wife was distraught so I had to comfort her” Mr. Gabulja noted.
But what triggered his suspicion that something had gone wrong was when he asked for the body of the baby.
“When I asked to see my dead baby, the doctors told me to relax because they are trying to save the life of the other twin. A counsellor at the hospital called Dr. Brako urged me to be strong as they work to sustain the other baby”.
Mr. Gabulja is shocked that such horrendous moments could happen at such a big hospital like Ridge now known as the Greater Accra Regional hospital.
“I’m surprised such a thing could happen at Ridge. They should produce my child either dead or alive” he fumed.