Over 14 Babies Dies During Incubation At The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Due To power Failure
At least, 14 babies have reportedly died in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital due to power failure and faulty stanby generator.
Our sources said, no fewer that 14 babies including a twin of a woman who has been barren for at least 7 years.
The tragedy also affected other patients at the hospital especially as some surgery procedures have also been suspended due to power supply scandal.
A medical officer at the hospital who spoke to newsmen on the condition of anonymity said among the dead babies were the twin babies of a woman who had been looking for the fruit of the womb for seven years.
She said the woman gave birth last month but due to the premature nature of the delivery, they were put in an incubator.
“I’m saddened. We lost those twins on Wednesday because of power failure at the hospital. More than 14 babies have died at the incubator in the past weeks due to power failure”, she said.
Other patients confirmed that they were being referred to private hospitals by doctors due to the poor power situation.
They added that their relatives use their phone light to aid doctors and nurses who are taking care of the people who were rushed to the Accident and Emergency Ward.
When contacted for comments, Prof. C. N. Mato, the hospital’s provost declined to comment on the matter.