Divine prematured triplet who were Successfully delivered at Primary health center Ofunbogha, Obubra Local Government Area; referred from health centre Ofunbogha to holy family hospital Ikom has been confirmed dead due to negligence and mismanagement.
Weetalknaija Blog gathered that negligence and mismanagement of funds led to their death, as the monies meant for incubating the babies were rather used for a different purpose.
“The DG made a frantic effort through the PHC, Ikom to ensure the babies are safe, but the father withheld the money donated by some top government officials and business men in the state.
Lamenting on how heartless and inhumane the parents could be, the Director General, DG, Cross River State Primary Health care Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu has ordered immediate investigation into the matter and said that the father must as a matter of urgency, make available all the funds being cornered. She also promised that those found culpable will be made to answer for their actions or inactions.
“We also got several persons to make donations to the father of the child to further sustain the children and pay bills at the private hospital. Unfortunately, the father never brought out any of those monies to support their stay at the hospital. For the allegations on neglect, we have not been able to establish that yet. We are carrying out an investigation to ascertain the cause of death of the two while we have asked the hospital to refer them to teaching hospital calabar.
“We will also impress on the father who is holding unto the donated funds and have refused to support their welfare to do so. We hope the premature baby left survives and the mother continues in good health.
“It is rather sad that despite all the effort put, we lost them. Our heart and condolences go to the family. This is again adding to the already high infant mortality rate in Nigeria. We are hopeful that the declaration of the maternal and child health emergency in Nigeria by the NPHCDA will help us tackle more of this situations. This was clearly beyond primary level of care.”
She promised not to relent on her efforts to ensure that maternal morality is brought to a barest level.
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