The struggle to scale back maternal mortality and new born mortality cannot be gained besides well being employees are held accountable for his or her actions and inaction.
It was late Friday night when a girl in labor was dropped at PHC Mayne Avenue. Rather than well being employees current serving to her into the labor room, the demanded for 20,000 for surgical procedure( imply whereas surgical procedures can’t be finished in PHCs) and pushed the girl with that excruciating ache out of the ability. To make issues worse, a educated nurse who goes by the title Eme Bassey used mop follow beat the girl, claiming that she bit her hand together with her tooth. The mentioned girl was thrown out of the ability and the in-charge additionally assist throw her bag out of the ability.
The girl who was in excruciating ache went to the grass in entrance of the ability the place she struggled on her personal to ship her child and was aided by a member of the group and different passer by. When lastly the girl put to delivery, the youths locally went into the well being facility to maneuver the mentioned nurse out to make sure she assisted the girl. It was then she reluctantly got here out to assist the girl ship her placenta and at last let her into the ability.
The Director General Dr Betta Edu when known as, arrived the ability in full shock that girls may give such remedy to a fellow girl. The DG who was in tears mentioned she had warned some well being employees time with out quantity to deal with sufferers with proper perspective however the have refused to vary. “ I spend my time going from community to community to plead with women to leave Traditional Birth Attendants, Prayer houses and homes to deliver in Health facility, then a woman shows up in a health facility and she is beaten and pushed out, what worse treatment could a human give to another human?, this kind of wickedness is unheard of, this health workers will be used to set example for others who have refused to do the work which they are paid to do”
DG went on to say“ health workers carelessness have lead to death of many women. The Governor of Cross River State has been faithful in paying workers and on time too, he is adding another 1000 health workers to improve things in health sector. This is in addition to the rural allowance paid as incentives and facility upgrade to improve services. what more could a committed Governor do to make things work? Since the have refused to change we will show them the way out and bring in people who are ready to work!”
The DG, has with rapid impact suspended all of the employees concerned and the PHC coordinator who supervises then. All employees concerned are to face disciplinary committee and evening face powerful sanctions together with dismissal if the board so decides.
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The girl has been admitted and the DG has offered for cloths for her and her child in addition to different provisions she requires to take care of the newborn.