- A young Ghanaian midwife has left many impressed after she helped save the lives of a mother and her newborn baby
- The midwife helped deliver a baby born to a diabetic mother on a porch, outside a house
- Dr Emmanuel Addipa-Adapoe, in a Facebook post, disclosed that the woman had bolted from the Atibie Government Hospital due to financial constraint
A midwife has received remarkable accolades after she helped deliver a new baby born to a diabetic mother despite having access to inadequate medical equipment.
Emmanuel Addipa-Adapoe, a doctor who shared photos along with a caption on Facebook, disclosed that the mother of the newborn baby ''absconded'' from the Kwahu Atibie Government Hospital (KGH) in the Eastern Region because she couldn't afford to pay her medical bills.
The photos show the woman in a very uncomfortable state after giving birth to her child.
''I just arrived at Adawso. We are waiting for the pontoon to cross. The news is with the help of the midwife in the picture we have just helped deliver a baby born to a diabetic mother who absconded from Atibie government hospital on account of financial constraints,'' Dr Emmanuel Addipa-Adapoe said on Facebook.
He continued: ''As you can see, the baby is big, so I am monitoring closely to prevent neonatal hypoglycaemia. I have set up the only fluid I have available...Dextrose and I will cause mother to start breastfeeding ASAP. I will soon cross with her to Donkorkrom where we will set up a full blown Maternal and neonatal care. Calling for reinforcement. At the Hospital.''
Dr Emmanuel Addipa-Adapoe also expressed concern about the state of Ghana's health system.
''Our health system needs a complete overhaul, people. No Politics. We need a proper stakeholder meeting over this. The time is now,'' the benevolent doctor added.
The unidentified lady was captured standing in the middle of the Liberation Road opposite Afrikiko Restaurant, which is some blocks adjacent the Jubilee House, the seat of Ghana's Government.
The video shows the lady with a bottle in hand and pours bits of the bottle’s content on the highway along with unheard 'diabolic' declarations, later breaks the bottle on the road and leaves the scene.
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