Nursing mothers held at Anambra hospital after delivery over unpaid bills

  • A hospital in Anambra state has held three nursing mothers behind unpaid bills
  • The hospital also suspended treatment on the nursing mothers and banned visit from family members
  • It was gathered that the three women gave birth through cesarean section

A Nigerian man identified as Echezona Ononukwe has narrated the story of how three nursing mothers were allegedly held behind at a hospital in Anambra state after they delivered their babies.

The man alleged that the women were held behind over unpaid bills. He also reported that the hospital stopped the women from being treated and banned from having visitors.

In a chat with, the man claimed that all three women had delivered their babies through the cesarean section. He also revealed that their medical bills are over one hundred and seven thousand.

According to him, one of the women lost her child during the delivery but she has been held in the hospital for more than three weeks. He said another woman complained that complications for delivery have caused problems for her.

Ononukwe said the women are asking for the financial help of the Anambra state government. He also noted that efforts to reach the owner of the hospital proved abortive.

“Though one of the women lost her baby during the operation, a woman whose name is Mrs Arit Abraham Sunday from Cross River but married to an Akwa Ibom man said she has been at Chidubem Hospital and Maternity for more than three weeks without adequate care, as the hospital management has suspended further treatment on her.

She further lamented that the hospital management chased away her husband and mother from the hospital because of the bill, thereby affecting her health and that of her first child who has been withdrawn from school for almost three weeks.

Another nursing mother in the clinic complained that she is suffering from injuries sustained following the cesarean operation.

She revealed that whenever she drinks water, the liquid oozes out of her unhealed belly and this has become a serious concern for her.”

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that a mother of five had to deliver her daughter sooner than expected to give her husband Mark a rare chance to see the little one. Diane and Mark always looked forward to the day their fifth child would be born but tragedy struck and Diane had to give birth two weeks earlier because her husband only had one week to live.

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