Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has dismissed as false the “confessions” of an anonymous individual who claimed to have been a midwife at the hospital.
The individual, who said she was a midwife at the hospital’s Mbuya Nehanda Maternity Hospital, alleged that she switched babies and gave her friend a physically challenged child to spite her.
However, in a statement, Parirenyatwa Hospital said after carrying out investigations into its archives, it found no records that Everjoy Mapako nor Juliet Kamotsi delivered babies at Mbuya Nehanda Maternity Hospital on 13 July 1991 as claimed by the unnamed former midwife. The statement read:
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Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has taken note of an article allegedly authored by a former midwife at Mbuya Nehanda Maternity Hospital.
The author narrates how in 1991 she exchanged babies belonging to Everjoy Mapako with another one belonging to Juliet Karnatsi.
The sensational article is widely circulating on both social media platforms and mainstream media, igniting deep emotions among many people who read it.
Parirenyetwa Group of Hospitals would like to set the record straight Mbuya Nelunda Maternity Hospital keeps records of all mothers who delivered at the hospital since before Zimbabwe’s independence.
The hospital took this issue seriously and dug into as archives where records for the period stated in the article were retrieved and analysed.
We would like to inform members of the public that according to ow records, neither Every Mapako nor Juliet Kamotsi delivered babies at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on 13 July 1991 as alleged We have also gone through our records of the whole year but could not find the names.
We are not sure if the author misquoted the year and the dates. It should also be noted the author did not reveal her identity which makes it more difficult for the hospital to verify facts.
We will be grateful if anyone can provide finer details on this article. Parirenyatwa Hospital remains committed to upholding professional and ethical standards among its cadres.