In News by stephen abiodun on the 02nd, October, 2020

Nursing Mom And Her Child Allegedly Detained In Hospital For 7 Months Over Her Incapability To Pay Payments

Nursing Mother And Her Baby Allegedly Detained In Hospital For 7 Months Over Her Inability To Pay Bills

A nursing mom and her child have allegedly been detained in a hospital for 7 months since she gave start, resulting from her incapability to pay her hospital payments.

Blessing Bassey, 27, was rushed to Mojol Hospital, Church Avenue, in Shasha, Egbeda, Lagos in March.

She had misplaced consciousness on March 6 whereas she was 7 months pregnant and was taken to the hospital the place she registered for antenatal care. Nevertheless, resulting from lack of ample gear, she was transferred to Mojol Hospital.

She was operated on and delivered safely however when she was unable to pay her payments, she was detained. She was additionally requested to vacate the mattress within the hospital for different sufferers. Blessing and her child have been sleeping on the ground of one of many wards of Mojol Hospital for months.

It’s alleged that Blessing, a hairdresser, had pleaded with the hospital administration to permit her go away the hospital and return to work so she will earn sufficient to pay again however they refused.

She can be allegedly not allowed to go away the hospital premises to purchase something for herself and the newborn besides one of many nurses helps her out.

Nursing mother and her baby allegedly detained in hospital for 7 months over her inability to pay bills

Mrs Esther Ogwu, founding father of Esther Baby Rights Basis, reported the case on Advocates for Kids and Susceptible Individuals’ platform.

She defined that Blessing gave start in March by way of Caesarean part at Mojo hospital at Egbeda shasha in Lagos. She was charged N350,000 Naira and later the medical director lowered it to N250,000.

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She was capable of pay N160,000 however nonetheless owes N90,000, Mrs Ogeu stated. Consequently, the hospital allegedly refused to discharge her till she pays what she owes.

Mrs Ogwu stated after the case was reported to Esther Baby Rights Basis, the inspiration reported to the Afonka Police station they usually assigned an officer to the case however there has not been any optimistic end result since then.

From the hospital, Blessing, from Cross River State, referred to as out to Nigerians for assist. She stated efforts by her husband – a mechanic – to lift the cash had been futile.

A spokesperson for the hospital stated they’ve been unwilling to launch Blessing resulting from previous experiences with different sufferers. The spokesperson stated sufferers owing the hospital cash beg to be launched with a promise to pay later, however they by no means present up once more.

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