Nigerian Woman Who Gave Birth To 4 Babies At LUTH Unable To Pay Hospital Bills

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Oct 9, 2013 – Nigerian Woman Who Delivered Quadruplets At LUTH Unable To Pay Medical Bills

They were expecting a baby and that should be no problem — by their calculations.

Mr Kehinde Tijani and his wife, Grace, who were blessed with quadruplets on October 1 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), are troubled. They do not know how to stop their bundles of joy from turning into source of dispair.

The family is in dire straits because they fear they won’t be able to nurture their bundles of joy.

Tijani, a Lagos driver earning N35,000 monthly, said: “We thought the pregnancy would produce a baby, unknown to us that they would be four, in addition to the three we already have.”

The 44-year-old, who hails from Akitan in Oyo State, told The Nation that his family lives in a one-room apartment at Ajangbadi, on the outskirts of Lagos.

His wife, who is still at the maternity ward of LUTH, said: “When I first learnt that I was carrying four babies, I became sad but my husband said we can’t question God.”

She said people thought she had an In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) – artificial insemination, adding: “I didn’t even know what IVF was until I got to the hospital. It was God who made it happen. I conceived like the normal ones I had in the past. I never thought I had more than one baby. In fact, when I had a scan at Ajangbadi (a Lagos suburb), doctors said I had fibroid. This was before the doctor said I had five babies; one was aborted. This scared me, but my husband was supportive.”

Grace, 37, who hails from Delta State, recounting her pregnancy experience, said: “I also suffered from anaemia, dizziness and sleeplessness, especially at night. It was tough keeping the pregnancy, especially with the chest pain, heavy breathing and loss of appetite that I had to contend with. This was why my husband brought me to LUTH . I was admitted in July and I have been here for three and a half months.”

The Tijanis said they named the babies—one boy, three girls— AbdulGaniyu Akanni, Alimotu Aduke, Bilkisu Abike and Latifat Abebi.

“We can’t celebrate their birth properly because we are yet to pay the hospital bill,” the mother added.

The parents, who live at 22, Dabatapa Street, Ajangbadi Jakande, Badagry, Lagos, are pleading with well-meaning people, companies and governments to support them to be able to nurse their babies.

[The Nation]

19 thoughts on “Nigerian Woman Who Gave Birth To 4 Babies At LUTH Unable To Pay Hospital Bills

    • Emily,u dissapoint to the whole nation.What does sex education has to do with someone who gave birth to four.Dont u read the content very well b4 u contribute?Habba!ar u educated at all?Pls u dont need to comment on an issue like this pls.

  1. Can any body please link me with Grace or her husband’s phone number.my naijagist friends can we all pitch and put a smile on their face?.if u have only insult to contribute you better pocket it pls.Am waiting for d update.thanks

    • @ mrs red I love your compassionate heart .

      You can contact LUTH at the following information. Please request for Grace and husband’s contact information. Tell them about the publication they will link you up with them.

      Address: Lagos University Teaching Hospital,
      PMB 12003,Idi-Araba,Surulere,
      Lagos,Nigeria.

      Email: [email protected]
      [email protected]
      [email protected]

      Tel: +234-1-8713961,
      +234-1-8777845

      Accident and Emergency Tel: +234-1-8716801
      Ambulance Tel : +234-70-28127369
      Labour Ward Tel: +234-1-8789105
      Blood and Haematology Tel: +234-1-8793049
      Enquiries Tel: +234-1-8716810

  2. this woman and her husband should use out,of the money public people will give to close her womb,so that never in her life no any mistakeing pregancy,after 7 children in 1 room with 35,000 a month husband salary.

  3. Emily, i dnt tink dis account has anytin 2 do with sex education. Dis couple had had 3 children in d past rememba. Dis is d Lords doin.

    I tink all wat we in d House shld b tinkin abt right nw is hw 2 renda a helpin hand nt a lashin tongue. We hv a DECISIVE prblm here n must only b solved by a DECISIVE solution.

  4. What are d Lagos state government is waiting for?instead of giving dem free deivery and pay all dia bills imagine such thing happened in his state he did not show any concern,if to deport d igbos or seize d hausa Rams he would be d first person rubbish.

  5. its happen on October 1st and that is a good sign in Nigeria,Governor Fashola should pay because i heard that in every general hospital who so ever gives birth on October 1st will be awarded lot of gifts

  6. @ red God will reward u for dis effort @ Emily wat does sex Education gat to do wth one giving birth to Quadruplets NA WA 4 u ooo.

  7. I DO NOT THINK YOU HAVE PROBLEM, WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS TO MAKE AN ADVERT TO THOSE WHO NEED CHILDREN , MAY BE YOU BOTH AGREE ON SOMETHING TO SHARE THE MOTHERHOOD 50 /50 TO CO OWN THE CHILD, AND YOUR PROBLEM SOLVE , YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOMETIMES YOU CAN NOT FIGHT OVER WHAT YOU CAN NOT HANDLE ALONE . DO NOT USE THAT TO FRUSTRATE YOURSELF , THAT IS THE REASON WHY THE BIBLE SAY ,IBUKUN NI FUN OMO ODO NA TI O FI OGBON SE, IT MEAN BLESS ARE THOSE WHO USE WISDOM TO SORT OUT THEIR PROBLEM.

    • My friend just asked me where to find this verse in the Bible. She is here in the US from Nigeria, and I am unable to translate it properly. Can you tell me where to find it in the Bible? Thank you so much.

  8. Hi none of the numbers are working expect the ambulance guy who picks my call and keep blasting his siren for more than 5mins without saying a word.how will I get in touch with Grace?

  9. Oh my! congratulation to this family; if not that they have had three before it would have been an over joyous thing for the family. But all the same congrant and God will provide for this family.ahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I LOVE dis

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