Early in the month of January, there was news doing rounds in the media concerning a couple who believed that their newborn twin babies were not dead but alive. When the first time mother was admitted to the maternity hospital, she gave birth to boy twins but they were both taken away by the nurse on duty only for the doctor to come telling the mother that her twins were dead.She was told that she had given birth to stillbirths.
But she could remember one of the babies crying but the doctor insisted that it was the crying of another baby from the next ward. The couple was not satisfied and sought help elsewhere and the bodies were taken to a mortuary where a DNA analysis was conducted. The results showed that they were not the couple’s children and they were not even twins. So the other nightmare was to find out who are really the owners of the dead babies.
But this is not the first time that this public maternity hospital is in the news for such cases since this practice had stopped for quite sometime. There were times when complains were numerous with victims citing the majority of new mothers lost their babies in this hospital. This case has now been taken over by the CID (Criminal Investigators Department) to establish what really happened. This is being taken as a criminal offense and an unethical practice for all those concerned.
It was so hurting for a mother to carry twins for nine months overcoming all the challenges of the pregnancy only to experience such a nightmare. I hope these parents will get the justice and at the same time be reunited with their children. It is so inhuman for anyone to do such a thing to anyone and it will only be hard to trust this hospital again.