It has been alleged that, a Ghanaian woman in labour have been left to die by midwives in Ashimota Hospital because she didn’t go to the hospital with the items needed for labour.
According to report, the husband of the deceased explained that, prior to when his wife felt she was about to deliver, they were not at home so the items needed to be sent to the hospital for labour wasn’t available to them.
But due to how his wife was suffering, he decided to send her to the hospital first and later go for the items in the house.
Unfortunate for them, when they arrived at the Ashimota Hospital, the midwives refused to assist the woman in labour because they didn’t go along with the items needed even thought she was suffering and almost at a point of giving birth.
He added that, he pleaded with them but the midwives ordered the security to throw them out of which they did, so, he had to leave his wife who is at a point of giving birth on the floor outside to rash and get a Taxi to send her to Kole Bu teaching hospital since the Midwives In Ashimota Hospital have refused to see his wife through labour.
He However return to see her wife delivered on the floor where he had left her with the newly baby undressed so he rash to the midwives back only for them to send him out again.
He later when to a nurse who according to him was down there and she came to the woman’s aid, cut the umbilical cord and sent the baby upstairs to have him cleaned up.
Though he got his baby alive, he had lost her wife in the process.
”When we got to the hospital, they asked whether we brought items needed to assist delivery and we said no but my wife is at a point of delivering. They said No and asked the security to send my wife out.
So i decided to go in for a car to send my wife to Kole Bu but I return to see my wife delivered with the umbilical cord uncut so l rushed back to the midwives but they still refused to take care of my wife.
I then rushed down there to a nurse who came to wife’s aid as she cut the umbilical cord and sent the baby upstairs to clean him up…” The husband Narrated