You see this beautiful woman, I don't know her, but she could have been me. Her name is Chisom and she died giving birth to her 3rd child. Her family lost her and the baby. 2 young girls will grow up without their mother, a husband goes to sleep without his wife, parents are asking what happened to the daughter they raised, friends and family are in mourning. Chisom could have been me, any of my sisters, my friends, or any Nigerian woman. How many more Nigerian women need to die in childbirth before we get our act together?
@Regrann from @maybondent - This is Chisom Anekwe (nee Okereke), a young, vivacious, graceful, kind-hearted and intelligent woman who had devoted her life to helping indigent kids and giving their lives a meaning. She’s an alumna of LEAP Africa.
On April 30th 2017, Chisom died under questionable circumstances at Magodo Specialist Hospital while trying to birth her third offspring. We believe strongly that the authorities need to ensure that lives are taken sacred in hospitals like Magodo Specialist Hospital where such avoidable deaths are recorded.
Chisom was admitted in the hospital four days before she got into labour. She already had two daughters birthed in the same hospital and was there to birth her third child, a son. While at the hospital, no one attended to her when she needed the help to be delivered of the long awaited baby. She was left for hours in labour. This happened until her husband created a scene, which eventually caused the doctors to go to her ward and on inspection they found out that the baby had struggled and died.
The husband at this point requested for a CS which he paid for and even signed the consent form presented by the hospital. He was then tricked out of the room to go prepare for blood transfusion and on getting back, he found out that the doctors had induced the wife and delivered the dead baby without operation not minding that the CS procedure had been paid for. This was also without his consent. Continued in comments...... #Notagain #Justice4Chisom #maternalmortality #Nigeria #Healthcare