A baby was found dead this morning inside a gutter along Upper New Market road axis of Onitsha in Anambra State. Jeez! To think some people have sleepless nights just to get pregnant. This is just too sad and heart rending. See the heart rending photo below:
Meanwhile, premature babies have been abandoned at Makurdi Federal Medical Center due to the on-going strike action by the joint health sector workers!
The decision of the joint health sector workers
union nationwide to embark on a nationwide strike is due to the federal
government’s decision on disobeying the ruling of the national industrial
court on better welfare packages for them.
Leadership reports that 15 premature babies incubated
at the Federal Medical Center, Makurdi has been abandoned, mothers of
the babies were seen crying and stranded not knowing where to go.
survival of the kids without incubation for a prolonged peroid of time
is slim, other patients were also discharged without notice no matter
their condition, some cried for help as they were stranded and others
claimed they could not afford private hospital treatment. The same
scenario is probably being played out at other Federal Health Centers nationwide!!!