A woman from Bulawayo is suing 2 Mpilo Central Hospitals nurses who ignored her while she was in labour till her baby fell from her maternal bed to her death, The Chronicle reports.
According to the publication, Purity Dube’s daughter crashed to her death when the 2 nurses, Sekesai Museka and Ntombizodwa Ndlovu left her to give birth by herself.
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It is the state’s case that:
At around 3AM, the complainant began to feel labour pains and called for help from the accused persons who were on duty but they ignored her.She gave birth on her own and the baby fell on the floor through a delivery blood trap hole on the maternity bed.
It is alleged that after some minutes, the nurses entered the room where Museka cut the umbilical cord from the unconscious baby and took her to a resuscitation room. Some doctors allegedly attended to the baby but the duo did not inform them that the baby had fallen on the floor.
At around 5AM that same day, the baby was transferred to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit but died at around 11PM. A post mortem report revealed that the baby died from intracranial haemorrhage and head injuries.
Museka and Ndlovu have been remanded to 26 March 2020.
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