CROSS RIVER: Woman Deliver Triplets In Health Center With No Light And Water

In Breaking News, Health, National News, Reports

By Elijah Ugani; Health Correspondent

The Couple, Mr and Mrs Clement Agba pose with their triplets

A lady, Mrs. Clement Agba has delivered triplets in a Primary Health Care facility which has no light and water supply in Obudu local government area of northern Cross River State.

Obudu is 350 kilometres north of Calabar, the Cross River State capital with the facility located in Okorogung, about 20 kilometres from the Obudu main town.

Mrs Agba who put to birth, the three females on February 8, 2017 registered for the ante natal care in the facility on November 28, 2016 says the head of the facility Jacinta Ukwayi.

She told this reporter that the couple resorted to the facility due to financial constraints.

“I referred the client to the Primary Health Center in Obudu where the Doctor can attend to her but the husband complained of no money and so I was left with no option than to monitor the client who was admitted on the 8th of February” Ukwayi said.

“When I checked for feotal heart, I knew it was twins and the client had abdominal pains after a while, she complained of going to the toilet, but I saw a baby head coming out, I had to put on my hand gloves and aid the delivery of the baby, then came the second and the third” Ukwayi added.

The triplets (all female)

The Health Center which serves as a control unit for all others in Utugwang South Ward has only one bed for delivery, no drip stand, no water source, no light, worn-out mattress and no drugs for use this reporter observed.

Reacting to the development, the Director General of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Betta Edu commended the staff of the facility for successfully delivering the pregnant woman of triplets and called on other pregnant women to emulate Mrs. Agba.

“I want to commend the effort of the Community Health Workers in the State and especially Jacinta Ukwayi for a job well done, this has proven the capability of our staff.

“For the client, I will personally come to visit her and use her to set a pace for other Women in Obudu so that they will always visit a Health Facility where our Children are delivered safe and sound” Betta said.

The couple who could not hide their excitement, thanked God for the gift of the triplets.

Staff of the facility pose with the couple and the kids

The state has continued to mention the revitalization of the Primary Health System as a key with Dr. Betta telling newsmen recently that the proposed State Health Insurance Scheme will see most public health facilities being utilized.

The state currently boasts of 1,013 primary health facilities with over 50 percent not being utilized as the state hopes to complete the processes to access the USD1.5million World Bank facility for the primary health system in the country.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On Today

You may also read!

Calabar Road Sweepers: PDP, NBA Wade Into Heartbreaking Issue

Patrick Obia The Cross River State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Calabar branch of the


Truck With LaFarge Cement Crushes Family Of Four In Akpabuyo

By CrossRiverWatch Admin A truck conveying products from the LaFarge HolCim plant in Mfamosing has crushed a family four


Labour Berates Ayade Over Tear-Gassing Of Old Women Owed 6 Months Salaries (VIDEO)

By CrossRiverWatch Admin The organized labor in Cross River State has berated Governor Ben Ayade for the harassment of


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now