Female Inmate Who Delivered Twins In Calabar Dies Of Childbirth Complication

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Female Inmate Who Gave Birth To Twins In Calabar Dies Of Childbirth Complication

By Calabar Reporters

The female inmate who gave birth to twins in Calabar last week has died.

The inmate who received tones of gift items, plus one million Naira (N1,000,000) from the Cross River State Government, it was learnt died on Friday, 19th of April, 2019.

According to ASP Effanga Etim, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Prisons Service, Cross Rivers State command, the inmate died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, Calabar due to complications arising from her child labour.

“The Nigerian Prisons Service, Cross River state command, is pained over the loss of the said inmate after a combined effort by the Prisons authority, the Cross River state government and medical personnel in the General Hospital, Calabar. I assure the public that the health and welfare of prisoners remain its top priority.”

Amidst the media reports insinuating that the inmate gave birth in Afokang Prison, Calabar, ASP Etim said it is not true, adding that the inmate delivered at the General Hospital, Calabar.

“The Nigerian Prisons Service, Cross River State Command, has received with dismay media reports insinuating that an Awaiting Trial Female (ATF) inmate of Calabar Prisons was delivered of twins inside the prison
facility.

“The report is not true as the said inmate was remanded by a High Court in Calabar on 5th November, 2018 with six (6) month-old pregnancy for the offence of child stealing. While in prison, she had been under regular ante-natal care at the General Hospital, Calabar. On the 17th of April, 2019 by 1:30pm when her labour began, she was admitted in the same hospital and a caesarean section was carried out on her.

“With the intervention of the Cross River state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Inyang Asibong, and the efforts of the Prisons authority to provide the funds needed for the caesarean section, CS, the said inmate was delivered of twins: a boy and a girl. However, due to complications arising from the CS, she was referred to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) for further management, where she died on the 19th of April, 2019.

“The command wishes to state emphatically that for the past four (4) years, there has not been any delivery in the Calabar Prison infirmary. Albeit, the infirmary is well equipped to handle health emergencies that may arise with nine (9) medical experts comprising of a medical doctor, registered nurses/midwives and community health workers, as well as back-up medical personnel stationed in the State Prison Headquarters, any emergency beyond the infirmary is referred to government hospitals outside the prison”, ASP Etim said.

7 thoughts on “Female Inmate Who Delivered Twins In Calabar Dies Of Childbirth Complication

  1. Child stealing brought her to prison. Obviously she did not had one of her own by then. Still the court system failed this female citizen by not letting her go home on bail pending the judgement given her delicate medical condition. Until the day each and everyone of us start seeing human life as sacrosanct, we will continue to lose people to untimely death.
    And is the prison the best residence for a pregnant female? The judge saw she was pregnant! This is a waste and what future awaits these children?

  2. Chai… Mothers!
    Its a pity what mothers go through at times trying to bring up a life into this World.

    Sometimes, they pay with their dear lives.
    May this woman find sweet rest with her creator and may God bless all the mothers around the World.

    Trust me, nothing is as painful as having to live with the understanding that your mother died from child birth complications while or after given birth to you.
    It makes one feels like committing suicide.

    I take a stroll…

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