Woman delivers baby without anus or genitals in Onitsha, Anambra state.
Parents who welcomed a child at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra State, have cried for help over the condition of their child.
The parents of the child, Mr and Mrs Charles Ibeh who are petty traders, have reportedly been forced to stop the schooling of their other three children as they struggle with the care of their new baby.
The harrowing tale was shared on Facebook, telling of the ill fate the baby has had to endure since its birth.
Read the post below:
"The harrowing story started when the mother of the ill-fated baby, Mrs Uchenna Ibeh was recently delivered of the baby in a private hospital in Onitsha through operation and it was discovered that the baby was utterly deformed with the entire intestine on the surface of the abdomen while the anus and genitals were nowhere to be found.
"They were subsequently referred to the Teaching Hospital, Nnewi where the doctors had to reposition the baby's intestines and created (perforated) an opening from where urine and faeces are eliminated.
"Following the high cost of surgery and other treatments including X-ray and Scan which the couple could not afford, they were reportedly detained for days in the hospital such that when it became obvious to the hospital authorities that they were indigent and helpless ,they decided to discharge them.
"The couple expressed gratitude to the hospital management for releasing them but were sad that they (the hospital management) refused to give them an official medical record of their baby to enable them to solicit help from kind spirited people and institutions in order to show proof of their plight.
"According to them, all efforts to get the hospital authorities to do something failed and that they had no other choice than to go home with the baby.
"The couple has appealed to kind spirited people and organisations, governments and churches all over the world to come to their aid financially and gave their contact address as, Mr and Mrs Charles and Uchenna Ibeh, No 19b Old Hospital Road,Onitsha,Anambra State,Nigeria. Telephone:08037773562."
Anyone moved to help should please reach out to the family to see what can be done about the situation.