Outrage as 5-day-old baby dies due to lack of bed space in Abuja general hospitals

Outrage as 5-day-old baby dies due to lack of bed space in Abuja general hospitals

- A Twitter user has taken to the platform to reveal how a man lost his newborn baby in Abuja

- According to the post, the baby developed some complications five days after it was born

- The father revealed that although the baby was taken to the hospital, the child died due to lack of hospital bed to be admitted on

The healthcare system in Nigeria continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Every year, millions of people and infants die due to avoidable circumstances and this story is no different.

A man identified as Aniefok Etim on Twitter, recently took to the platform to reveal how a couple lost their five-day-old who developed some complications simply because there were no beds available for the child to be admitted on in the two hospitals they went to.

He wrote:"I just met dz man who came to buy delivery items 4 his wife n new born last week. He jst told me dat d 5day old baby developed complications n he visted two Gen hospitals in Abuja but guess what "There was no bed" 2 admit d baby. Now d innocent baby is dead. Weldone Nigeria"

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Some Twitter users reacted to the story with some sharing experiences of their own.

See reactions below:

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Many challenges threaten the stability of the health sector in Nigeria, including an acute lack of proper infrastructure and equipment to aid the health workers do their jobs. In fact, reports have shown that about 2,000 doctors leave Nigeria yearly; meaning the manpower in the health sector is also reducing drastically.

Just recently, many Nigerians were reawakened to the sad reality of what some health workers face when doing their jobs. A twitter user identified as Dr Nonso shared heart-shattering images of a constructed incubator used in preserving the life of a premature baby at a Nigerian hospital.

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