Tears, Mourning as 4 Newborns Reportedly Die in Delta State Hospital

Tears, Mourning as 4 Newborns Reportedly Die in Delta State Hospital

  • Four babies born at the Sapele Central Hospital, in the Sapele Local Government Area of Delta state have died
  • The newborns were said to have died over the alleged misconduct of the doctor who was on duty when they were born
  • Some relatives of the deceased babies accused the doctor of being absent from his duty post and arriving drunk at work

Residents of Delta state have been thrown into mourning following the death of four newborns who died due to negligence from the doctor on duty at the Sapele Central Hospital, in the Sapele Local Government Area of the state.

The Punch reports that families of the newborns who had passed alleged that the doctor was drunk while on duty.

Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state, newborns dead, Sapele hospital
Four newborns have reportedly died in a hospital in Sapele Delta state. Photo: Ifeanyi Okowa
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Staging a protest, the victims' family members also alleged that there was no power supply within the hospital premises

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Further accusing the management of the facility over the mishap, the families of the victims said all the women who were due for delivery lost their babies.

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Relatives of victims speak on the mishaps

One of the relatives of a bereaved mother, Benjamin Ikeji said:

“When we brought my sister to this hospital, the doctor told us that it was not yet time for her delivery and I and my sister’s husband waited till 10 pm.
“At midnight my sister said the baby was stuck and the nurses couldn’t do anything because the doctor was not around."

Ikeji added that by the time he met with the doctor in the morning, he confirmed that there was nothing he could do due to the lack of power supply.

His words:

"I bought fuel for them that night before I left and the next thing I heard was that my sister lost the baby.”

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Also mourning the death of his newborn, Newton Oroba, noted that his wife had been traumatised by the incident.

His words:

“The doctor on duty was drunk. We came to the hospital around 9 pm and left. Only to come back in the morning, my wife said she lost her newborn."

He added that some patients and relatives of the deceased had also confronted the doctor to explain why he was absent from his duty post.

As of the time of this report, the hospital's management could not be reached while the state's commissioner for health Mordi Ononye, is yet to respond to an inquiry on the matter.

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Meanwhile, sources in the community noted that the two were on good terms before the unfortunate incident occurred.

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The man identified as Chukwuemeka Obijiofor was said to have killed his son too and many wondered why he did it.

He reportedly killed them by clubbing them with a shovel. The man was on a rampage as he also injured a vigilante man who tried to rescue his family from him.

Source: Legit.ng

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